Warning: The Rising D.C. Homicides Threat

As the summer nears its end, the death toll in D.C. is not subsiding. The city’s homicide count, for 2015, currently stands at 91 victims, a 28.2 percent increase, from 71 victims, at the...

EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

TriceEdney – Many have given their opinions.  Now it's my turn to weigh in on the subject of race and the right of self-identification.  My central question is, "With events occurring in the world...

The Power of the Truth

As a practicing attorney for two decades, I learned that clear factual evidence was my most powerful ally in achieving justice. It does not surprise me, therefore, that greater access to the facts in the...

Moving Beyond Monuments

(Updated 8/29/2017) Residents across Baltimore —and throughout our state — awoke to the news that the city’s confederate monuments had been taken down overnight. Days later, we learned that the 150-year-old statue dedicated to...

Jay-Z and Kanye West: Hip-Hop Empowerment

This is a well-deserved salute to two global icons of hip-hop culture, two successful Black men who transcend race and social division and have attained the pinnacle of worldwide impact with their artistic genius...

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...

BUILD CALL TO ACTION: CALL YOUR COUNCILPERSON TODAY!

Port Covington is a once-in-a-generation deal, and BUILD is working to make sure that this 'city within a city' works to benefit ALL of Baltimore. BUILD retained the top fiscal impact expert in the...

The Murder of Troy Davis Sends A Spark for Social Justice to the Souls...

A little more than a week after the murder of Troy Davis I am admittedly still reeling and healing from this latest barrage of barbaric brutality on Black people from the United States “Justice”...

Listen to the Poor and Disenfranchised

By William Barber II and Liz Theoharis The Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis spoke on a panel June 26 on poverty in the U.S. with UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty Philip Alston. Following the panel,...

Celebrating Pentecost In the Midst of a Divided Evangelicalism?

By Kevin Daniels, Special to the AFRO All around the country and, specifically in the city of Baltimore, people are celebrating the Feast of Pentecost (Shavuot). Pentecost is believed by most evangelicals and mainline denominations...

COMMENTARY: Elected Enemies – The Government Shutdown That’s Crippling America

By Jeffrey L. Boney, NNPA Newswire Political Analyst Imagine having to choose between paying your mortgage and picking up the much-needed prescription for your health crisis because the job you report to and the federal...

D.C. Achievers Scholars Ready for College

Recently I was excited to recognize 82 young scholars from Friendship Collegiate Academy. These students have earned D.C. Achievers Scholarships, which assist D.C. students with strong academic potential from low-income families to secure the...

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