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District Masons Fight Prostate Cancer

On the cold April 8 morning, a sliver of sunlight illuminated West Potomac Park where Stephen Jefferson and his wife were registering  people for...

Coleman moving against Transportation Dept. bias

William T. Coleman, a civil rights pioneer in law and life, died on March 31 at the age of 96. In 1975 the AFRO...

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...

Capital Classic Begins Its Comeback at Wizards’ Home

As the final moments of the United States team’s 113-101 victory over the Capital All Stars drew near the final score didn’t matter. Despite...

Reduced Census Funding Could Lead to Unequal Representation

When the Government Accountability Office (GAO), an independent federal watch-dog agency, released its 2017 “High Risk List” of dysfunctional, inefficient, and wasteful programs, the...

Lawrence Lacks: My Side of the Story

Lawrence Lacks has childhood memories of his mother Henrietta as a beautiful, vibrant, outgoing woman who was a connector, the one who held things...

D.C. Woman Still Missing After 6 Years

The mother of a girl who disappeared more than six years ago is still in search of her adult child. Unique RaQuel-Leona Harris went missing...

Bowser Budget Draws Mixed Reviews

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently released her fiscal year 2018 $13.85 billion budget for the District, titled "DC Values in Action," on April 4. ...

Oaks Should Have Trusted His Inner Hustler

Nat Oaks seemed to strongly sense something was up on December 7, 2015. After all, the 70-year old veteran politician grew up in, “The Village,”...

LBC Loses on Medical Marijuana, Delivers on Other Promises

The 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly ended with an unexpected defeat on Medical Marijuana licensing, one of several major initiatives supported by...