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Commentary: Fighting Crime, COVID-19 and an Economic Crisis with a Proven Leader

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By Former Mayor Sheila Dixon COVID 19 has presented for each of us an uncertainty that none of us have experienced in our lifetime. Our current state of emergency makes for a heightened level of fear within our communities that...

Op-ed: The Coronavirus: Your Spirit Is Stronger By Far

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By Michael A. Grant, J.D. A storm is passing over Planet Earth. It has picked up momentum. It is wreaking havoc on human beings of every stripe. It is not bounded by geography, nationality, economic status or age group. All...

Gentrification Thrives Despite COVID-19

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By Nneka Nnamdi Not even a global pandemic can stop the gentrification train from steamrolling Baltimore. Recently, Gov Hogan issued a stay at home order for all of Maryland to prevent a spike of COVID19 cases that could overwhelm Maryland's healthcare...

COMMENTARY: What Do You Say to Someone Battling COVID-19?

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia It is human nature to want to say the right thing at the right time. To utter words that just might help heal. I recall working at The Times-Tribune newspaper in Scranton, Pennsylvania,...

While You Were Paying Attention To Covid-19, Trump Slipped Something Past You

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Newswire Contributor That’s right, he did it again. Just like a magician, while you are looking at his left hand, he pulls a trick with his right. In this case, while almost all of the news...

Dear Black People: COVID-19 Can Kill

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By Nsenga K. Burton Coronavirus or Covid-19, or “rona” as some are calling it, will kill you. You may have seen some of the conspiracy theories, myths or outright lies floating around the internet stating that Black folks cannot get...

Coronavirus and Baltimore’s Homeless

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By Chris Anderson (7th District) It was around 6:30 a.m. when I got the call from my friend, Darius. “Chris?  This is Darius. Man, I’m in Philadelphia. I got that that’s been going around.” I was without words. Coronavirus? Did...

Commentary: The Realities of Distance Learning

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By Anna Robinson Special to the AFRO On Tuesday, March 10 I had a senior meeting at the top of the Arts block- the artistic courses in the afternoon at my high school, Duke Ellington School of the Arts. My internship...

COMMENTARY: Billions for Boeing, Pennies for the People

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By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Newswire Contributor The development of the $2.2 trillion stimulus package was extremely flawed. The Republican bullies in the Senate, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, wrote the bill with absolutely no Democratic input, then suggested that...

Commentary: Survival Tips for Laid-off Workers

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By Donna Lewis Johnson Special to the AFRO Way back in the summer of 2019- when people socialized within inches of one another- my job as a communications director with a D.C. nonprofit ended. I received a severance package paid over...

Commentary: Dismantle the Bigotry of Low Expectations

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By Richard Rowe There are many places in our city that have been allowed to decline into areas of hopelessness — many of them Black neighborhoods. There are many reasons why this has happened. For one, there are too many programs...

Mom’s Mental Health Matters

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By Black Health Matters  Mental health matters for moms. Postpartum depression is one name you might hear for depre​ssion and anxiety that can happen during and after pregnancy. But it might not be the best way to describe what women...

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