OPINION

  • The Iran Deal

    After more than two years of negotiations the Obama administration is on the cusp of finalizing a deal that limits Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons. Should the deal pass muster with Congress— which is currently reviewing it—it will be a landmark accord for President Barack Obama. That ...

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  • SAMUEL, SANDRA, AND CECIL

    TriceEdney – We cannot deny that the United States is an animal loving country.  Through the miracle of commercial television, almost any time, one can witness the deplorable conditions under which many animals are maintained. The television commercials that portray this misery are often ...

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  • Now Is The Time For Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform

    Opportunities for progress can arise even during times of social conflict and political acrimony — an insight illustrated by the current bipartisan congressional interest in criminal justice reform. In the wake of the recent social upheaval, we are working on a bipartisan basis in the House of ...

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  • Pepco/Exelon Merger Has More Cons than Pros

    The massive, hotly-debated $6.8 billion Pepco/Exelon merger is now in the hands of the D.C. Public Service Commission, (PSC) with exclusive power to approve or reject the merger in July. Supporters and opponents of the merger, among them Pepco customers, consumer advocates, environmentalists ...

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  • An Historic Opportunity to Denounce International Racism

    An Open Letter to President Obama: There are high expectations, both in continental Africa and the African Diaspora, that your visits in Kenya and Ethiopia will be historic and transformative. I write on behalf of the civil rights community to urge you to use your speech at the African Union ...

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  • AFRO Prayers Go Out to Congressman Stokes

    Congressman Louis Stokes is a political giant in Washington and across the Nation. He has made several contributions to Black causes and to the people of Ohio. Prayers go up for him, during this time, as he battles for his life. 1,681 total views, 62 views today

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  • Justice Tech: Making Jails and Prisons Work

    President Obama’s impassioned call for criminal justice reform at last week’s NAACP national convention was the latest sign that bipartisan criminal justice reform is on the way. In the midst of this movement is another, untold story about an army of entrepreneurs that is changing the way jails ...

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  • Are Conservative Republicans = to Racist?

    From re-districting (where in Florida the state Supreme Court recently struck down as unconstitutional a re-districted map drawn primarily by Republicans) to voter ID bills in places like North Carolina that seemed designed to suppress Black votes, it seems like every time a “Conservative” ...

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  • QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED

    TriceEdney – I won’t dispute the assertion by Democratic presidential candidate, Martin O’Malley, that all lives matter.  I will, however, challenge his understanding and the sensitivity of any other observer who won’t acknowledge the execution of Black people occurring all too ...

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  • Fake Pot: Beware the Unknown Danger

    The District recently set its sights on addressing the distribution of synthetic marijuana that is apparently beginning to plague the streets. This fake pot mimics in various ways the effect of marijuana and due to its unpredictable effects on their users, is considered dangerous. According to ...

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