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TriceEdney – My life in California was punctuated by some of the best vocalizations ever recorded.  Among these were the songs recorded by the...

Rights Restoration and the Black Vote

The suspension, or permanent revocation, of the right to vote is an often overlooked barrier to reentry for formerly incarcerated people. As our nation...

Applying the Lessons of Baltimore’s Teachable Moment

In my congressional work for the people of our region, I often must respond to challenges about Baltimore from some of my Republican colleagues. “You...

How to Get an Expungement in Maryland

You have a few criminal charges on your record that are causing havoc on your life. The charges are keeping you from getting a...

A Time to Appreciate Those Who Died Serving Their Country

As we prepare to begin the summer season in earnest, just what is this holiday called Memorial day?  Who started it and why? Moreover,...

KEEPING FAITH WITH OUR SISTERS

TriceEdney – I'm blessed to have the opportunity to lead a major national women's group, the National Congress of Black Women (NCBW).  My personal...

Has the U.S. Given up on School Desegregation?

May 17th marked the 62nd anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision outlawing so-called separate but equal public schools. As usual,...

Trump’s List

On Tuesday, Donald Trump released a list of 11 “potential Supreme Court justices” he might nominate should he become president.  All those listed are...

Baltimore Needs More Poetry and Activism

My biggest fear used to be dying and not being remembered. When I was little, I used to think that no one would notice...

Feminism: The New F Word

In 2016 there is a new F word causing controversy in schools. Students are allowed to say it, yet not many of them know...

An Open Letter to Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis

Dear Commissioner Davis, We are eighth grade students from the Park School of Baltimore. We are doing a project called Advoc8. It is a project...

Why I Still Believe in Bernie: A Father’s Unshaken Hope

Recently, I voted for Bernie Sanders as our next President. Why?  Well, I’m not a millennial.  I’m 40ish, a business law professor and CEO of...