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  • Our Future is in Our Own Hands

    Election year 2010 is so important for Maryland’s African-American families that it is essential we remain engaged, register to vote and vote in large numbers this November. Fortunately, here in Maryland, we hold the future in our own hands. The congressional races this year will have a ...

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  • Ron Walters was a One-Man Civil Rights Movement

    (NNPA) — Ronald Walters, the highly-respected political scientist who died last week of cancer at the age of 72, exemplified the true meaning of a public intellectual. To many, the term public intellectual regretfully has become synonymous with selfish private advancement, largely through ...

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  • Primary Colors

    Four days before Maryland’s primary election on Sept. 14, Baltimore State’s Attorney Patricia Jessamy was out at the corner of Auchentoroly Terrace and Gwynns Falls Parkway, near the main entrance of Druid Hill Park in the heart of West Baltimore. Jessamy, waving vigorously and ...

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  • Leo Alexander…A Toss of the Coin or a New Direction

    Early voting began Aug. 30 in the District of Columbia. However, a recent survey showed that as much as a third of most likely voters are still undecided or open to changing their minds prior to Sept. 14. This basically means that District voters don’t like either one of the two ...

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  • Mona Eltahawy…America, a Mosque and Me

    When the planes flew into the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, I was living in Seattle, on the other side of America. My brother and his wife were visiting me. We did not leave the house for two days because we were worried that Americans angry at Muslims would attack […]

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  • John H. Jackson…Big Challenges Require Big Solutions

    (NNPA) – Several weeks ago the Schott Foundation released "Yes We Can: The 2010 Schott 50 State Report on Black Males in Public Education." The report revealed that the overall graduation rate (2007-2008) for Black males in the United States was only 47 percent. Taken alone ...

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  • Going Deep: NFL Tinkering with 18 Games

    I should be happy right? My favorite sport is only a handshake away from expanding its regular season, so why am I donning the sad face? Sorry, it’s just hard for me to sign off on bad ideas. After NFL owners huddled at an Atlanta hotel last week around the proposal of an 18-game ...

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