4-H Adopts an Urban Style

Meet Damien, a middle school student from Baltimore City.  Damien is sitting sideways in a chair nestled in a sunny corner of a schools’...

How D.C. Underfunds Public Charter School Students

As a parent, I believe in the original rallying cry for public charter schools in the District of Columbia – “parental choice.”  Charters are publicly...

Be Strong. Stand Tall. The Battle’s Just Beginning

If you thought this fight to raise the debt ceiling was tough, you haven’t seen anything yet. Let’s just say the battle lines have...

Ask President Obama to Create a Marshall Plan for Black America

We’re thankful for President Obama’s leadership during the Great Recession, and we appreciate what he’s done to make America a better place. Here’s just...

My Confession to Obama’s Supporters

I drank the Kool-Aid, too, back in '08. I fell in love with the symbolism of a black family in the White House. I...

Clamoring for a Piece of Cuba

I remember a line from Gil Scott-Heron, whom I often quote in my articles. In his rendering called "The Bicentennial Blues," he was discussing...

Gloomy Outlook for Black America, Scholars Conclude

A group of leading Black intellectuals met at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to discuss the current plight of African Americans...

George E. Curry…Michele Bachmann: The John Wayne of Political Lies

Whether making the round of Sunday morning talk shows, giving the Tea Party response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, or announcing...

Opinion: Where is the Spirit of Mandela?

As I watched President Obama deliver his stirring eulogy for Dr. Nelson Mandela during the former president’s memorial service here in Johannesburg, I was...

‘Thug’ is in the Eye of the Beholder

A small section of Baltimore, no more than four to six blocks on the city’s west side, experienced looting and property destruction after the...

HOME-GROWN TERRORISM

For the purpose of clarity, I sometimes begin a discussion with a definition because some will instinctively revise a definition based upon their personal...

America Decides: 2012

Each morning, when I watch the neighborhood children on their way to school, I am re-inspired to do everything within my power to keep...