Same Sex Marriage: Another View

Letter to the editor reply to: “While Federal Court Legalizes Some Same Sex Marriages, Maryland Voters Move Closer to Referendum to Block Law Making Homosexual and Heterosexual Unions Equal” by Talib I. Karim and...

Only 25 Percent of Americans with HIV Receive Effective Treatment

Twenty one years ago, on Nov. 7, 1991, America was jolted with the news that basketball legend Magic Johnson had contracted HIV and would immediately retire from the sport. Almost immediately, Johnson began taking the...

An Open Letter to Gov. O’Malley

I am expressing my deep disappointment in your office not honoring the Legislative Black Caucus of the State of Maryland’s (LBCM) request to fund Maryland’s four historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) for $70...

State of Equality and Justice in America: ‘The Maternal Wall’

In our national conversations about equality and justice in America, we have too often avoided the conversation about the realities of women and mothers in the workforce. This is particularly odd given that women...

Marriage

Marriage is a binding union of a man and a woman for the procreation, nurture, and civilization of children, providing basic stability to society. For this reason it is protected by the state which has...

Is Democracy Overrated?

Long before China and India became the economic wonders of Asia, there was Singapore, a small, diverse country with no natural resources that took the audacious step of breaking away from the Malaysian federation...

Occupy the HoodCalls Youth of African Descent to Improve Their World

The Occupy Wall Street movement has captured the imagination of the world. We now have Occupy Tokyo, Occupy Berlin, Occupy Mexico, Occupy Australia, Occupy Brazil, Occupy Denmark, Occupy Asia and even Occupy Antarctica. But where are the young people...

Standing By Her Man

“You know, I’m not sitting here – some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette. I’m sitting here because I love him, and I respect him, and I honor what he’s been...

There Should Be Repercussions if Taxes Aren’t Spent Wisely

Americans are now at the tail end of the most dreaded season of all – tax season. Unfortunately, many people may not be thinking properly about their taxes at all. I have a friend whose...

JPMorgan Lesson: End Government Bank Guarantees

It’s widely believed that JPMorgan Chase’s recent $2 billion–plus loss proves we need the comprehensive banking regulation called for by the 2010 Dodd-Frank law. That belief is wrong. In thinking about the loss, remember that the...

TRUMP IS NOT THE ONLY ONE

TriceEdney --- The last name I wanted to mention in my column this week or during this "Season of Peace" was Donald Trump!  I consider it a travesty, especially at this time of the...

Kids in Northwest Baltimore Need Help

"How did this community get this way: so cold, so distance, and so hostile?," an elderly man asked me one day while I was buying coffee. When I'm walking back to my job teaching students...

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