Not So Far From Ferguson

Over the last few weeks the country has had its eye on Ferguson, Missouri as a result of the shooting death of Michael Brown. The Alexandria NAACP offers our sincerest condolences to the family...

Justice for Freddie Gray

Now that the hearing on a series of motions relating to the six officers accused of killing Freddie Gray have begun, let us remember what brought Baltimore to this point. The hearing on Sept....

An AFRO Christmas Wish

Christmas Originally published Dec. 23, 1911.   In this, the most joyous season of the year, one’s bosom swells as he thinks of the wonderful events of long ago and the music of our soul swings into...

Defending Democracy Against Voter Suppression

Although President Donald Trump won enough states last year to give him the Electoral College victory, he lost the nationwide popular vote by approximately 2,868,000 votes. Nevertheless, the President and his senior political advisor, Stephen...

Opportunity at Sea

My earliest years were spent in a row house near Baltimore's waterfront. It should hardly be surprising, therefore, that our maritime tradition and the opportunities offered by the maritime professions became closely associated in...

Gloomy Outlook for Black America, Scholars Conclude

A group of leading Black intellectuals met at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to discuss the current plight of African Americans in the United States. Curiously, at the recent forum, which took...

Why D.C.’s Potomac Preparatory Deserves More Time

Potomac Preparatory Public Charter School (Potomac Prep) has made great strides improving the academic outcomes of all of its students. Since the start of the 2013-14 school year, Potomac Prep’s student population has remained...

ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM

TriceEdney – I remember a time when few, if any, Black people expressed interest in environmental issues. Our primary focus was on the day-to-day events that we could see and feel, and knew to...

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, what might we consider deciding to do for ourselves in...

Maryland Voter Protection

While too many Republican-dominated state legislatures have been making it more difficult for minorities, young adults and the elderly to vote, Marylanders have taken important steps toward the democratic ideal of “every voter counts,...

Why Are Children Less Vulnerable Than Guns in America?

Three years after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., where a lone 20-year-old gunman wielding an assault weapon snuffed out 26 child and teacher lives, our nation has done shamefully little...

Welcome to the Doctor Office Your Papers Please

I recently took my daughter to our pediatric ophthalmologist — a physician she has seen for several years, and with whom we have a very good relationship. At this appointment, however, the receptionist gave me...

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