A REVERSAL OF FORTUNE

TriceEdney— I've been left to wonder which hurts more.  Does it hurt more to have a disappointment occur without expectation or does it hurt...

Why Black Workers in DC Need Paid Family Leave

Political leaders and think tanks in DC talk about ways to alleviate racial disparities.  Others explore how to reduce infant mortality. We hear calls...

Restoring Trust in the Police

Here in Baltimore, our work to restore the public’s trust in our police officers – so essential to effective public safety – continues. With the...

NAACP Statement on Confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch

The recent decision by Republican-led and partisan inspired Senators to bypass our normal confirmation process represents an ill-considered moment by the world’s greatest deliberative...

BaltimoreLink: Real Improvements, Right Now

On June 18, 2017, less than 100 days from now, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will implement Governor Hogan’s BaltimoreLink...

WE’RE WITH THEM!

TriceEdney—Word origins can "shed light" on the experiences of a people and explain much of what they’ve endured.  Many older African Americans explain the...

Trump’s 360 Degree Assault on Your Health

With each new executive order, anxiety across the country rises. While it seems only non-Trump supporters are feeling the hurt, the truth is, the...

Baltimore’s Consent Decree Will Not Lead to Reform

It matters not whether the “Consent Decree” between the Baltimore City Police and the U.S. Justice Department is delayed.  It matters not whether Mayor...

Legalizing Weed Is Not the Answer

Racial disparities in arrest rates for drugs are a well-documented (and lived) reality.  For decades, drug policy has contributed to skyrocketing incarceration rates among...

THEY DON’T JUST DISAPPEAR

TriceEdney—If I had to speculate about a common thread that weaves its way through the lives of most of my friends and acquaintances, I’d...

Americans Want to Work

Americans want to work – and after years of steady progress under President Obama, our national employment prospects are finally looking up.  Nevertheless, far...

Why the LBC Walked Out of the Gen. Assembly

On March 27, while all the members of the legislature were convened in their respective chambers, the members of the Legislative Black Caucus of...