OPINION

  • DECISIVE ROLE?

    TriceEdney—I listen to the news about the 2016 Presidential election religiously. What amazes me is that so many have just discovered that Blacks and Latinos will play such a decisive role in the 2016 election.  Didn’t we do that in 2008, 2012 and many other elections? Okay, so Blacks and ...

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  • Have They Lost Their Judicial Minds?

    A federal court recently ruled that assault weapons — dangerous semi-automatic firearms — are in such “common use” that owning them is a “fundamental right.” It’s absolute lunacy. Based on data compiled by Bloomberg, firearm fatalities could soon exceed ...

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  • Why I’m Becoming a Teacher in D.C.

    I love this time of year. As things start fresh, I have the chance to think about the exciting things coming in the New Year, as well as reflect on the ways the people here in D.C. have shaped my path. As a D.C. native, I grew in the communities that I will be working […]

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  • The Fight for Smart Justice

    In the Congress, at the White House, and the state governments of our nation, we are seriously considering the best approaches to reforming a criminal justice system that most Americans –Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike—would agree imprisons too many Americans for too long at too ...

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  • Boko Haram is a Cancer on Africa

    Eliminating a cancer of Africa, the terrorist group of Boko Haram, is a global necessity and has been recognized as such by President Barack Obama. For the complete elimination of a cancer to be successful, it is not enough to simply remove it; but, the host body must be prepared such that it ...

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  • PAYING GREATER ATTENTION

    TriceEdney — There’s little question that parenting is a more complex endeavor than it ever was.  The goal of most conscientious parents is to create as many options for opportunity and success as possible for their child(ren).  Consistent with that goal is the additional objective of ...

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  • Innovative Baltimore Youth, Innovative Baltimore City

    While we are often reminded that big business can be bad, we rarely acknowledge that when leveraged for good, big and small business are essential in reviving any struggling city. We are often led to believe that the non-profit and private sectors are diametrically opposed when in reality, the ...

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  • The Palins: ‘Personal Responsibility’ Hypocrites

    Since former half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin erupted on the national scene by telling everyone she could see Russia from her perch in Alaska, she has been lecturing everyone about accepting responsibility.  For example, speaking to Tea Party supporters in Nashville in 2010, Palin said, ...

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  • THE SOURCE OF LIFE

    Trice Edney — Previously, I’ve written about environmental racism and the untold and unpredictable impact it’s had/will have on communities of color.  Common to these episodes have been motives of profit and financial gain.  Additionally, there’s been a total disregard for the welfare and ...

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