Making Summer Opportunities Available to All

By John B. King Jr. The summer is underway and I feel very blessed to say that after a very positive school year with great teachers in Montgomery County Public Schools, my daughters have embarked...

We Need A Governor That Will Stand Up To Trump

By Larry S. Gibson It is outrageous that Gov. Larry Hogan has not spoken out against the race-baiting commercials being run by the Republican Governor’s Association which are directed at Ben Jealous in Maryland and...

Open Letter to Trump’s Preachers

By Frederick Douglass Haynes, III et al. Dear Colleagues in Christ, With heartbreak, yet hope, we reach out to you in the Name of our Lord and Liberator, Jesus, the Christ. It was unsettling and upsetting...

All Politics is Local to the Black Church

By K. A. Slayton, Sr. Most are familiar with the phrase made popular by former House Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill, “all politics is local,” and whether we agree with this notion or not, time has...

Democrats’ Immigration Dogma is Damaging African American Communities

By Tom Broadwater If you're a Democrat and you question the party orthodoxy on immigration, prepare to be excommunicated. That's the grim lesson of a recent fracas involving Our Revolution, the progressive advocacy group founded by...

Affordable Housing: A Debate over Core American Values

By Elijah Cummings Along with access to food and healthcare, every American family deserves to live in a safe and affordable home.  We are not a nation that abandons our people. These principles were central to...

Prime and Prejudice: Scrutinizing Amazon’s Practices

By Barbara Arnwine Amazon claims to be a company that values inclusion and diversity, but a recent report reveals that this façade masks a darker side, as the company profits from selling White supremacist and...

Why Trump’s Workforce Orders Are a Red Flag for Black Workers

By Tanya Wallace-Gobern Recently, Trump signed an executive order to establish a council and an advisory board in order to help address “urgent” challenges facing the U.S. workforce. Anyone who’s been paying attention to how...

Black Women Vote

By Arisha Hatch It’s shaping up to be the year of the Black woman voter — and it’s about time the rest of the country knows what we’ve known all along — Black women are...

The Hidden Connection Between Addiction and Mental Illness

By Katie Bellamy Nearly half of all clients walking into addiction treatment have an underlying mental illness. Around 40 percent, to be exact. This equates to nearly eight million adults in the U.S., according to the Substance...

Reimagining Civility in an Uncivil Society

By Kevin Daniels All around the country, people are attempting to make sense of the lack of civility from the White House to Main Street. According to The Nationwide Survey on Civility in America, since 2010...

The Battle for Control of the Supreme Court

By Elijah Cummings Responding to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the fifth (and majority) vote on the nine-member United States Supreme Court, our nation’s foremost civil rights organizations issue a warning...

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