Let’s Honor The Civil Rights Movements Everyday Foot Soldiers

Who was James Armstrong? That's a very important question, I recently learned. Now, I know, the theme for Black History Month this year revolves...

Making the Case That Medicaid Works

You never know what obstacles life is going to put in front of you. When I was 25, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis....

Blue Uniforms: Protectors or Predators?

There is an embedded terror in the U.S., and it is not the boogie man or ISIS. It’s racism. Racism is often expressed through...

Is Democracy Overrated?

Long before China and India became the economic wonders of Asia, there was Singapore, a small, diverse country with no natural resources that took...

Elijah Cummings…A Time to Stand Up and Fight

Two years ago, we stood up and led as Americans of good conscience came together in an historic effort to elect Barack Obama as...

Mourning in America

I woke up the day after election day to what I firmly believed when I went to bed was the impossible. Somehow, although when...

Md. Legislative Black Caucus Agenda

The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (LBCM) has been working to improve the quality of life for millions by meeting with community leaders and...

State of Black America 2016

"Eschewing political banalities, sloganeering and appeals to fears and suspicions, the candidates should seize the opportunity to challenge the nation to regain her sense...

Inaction Cannot Be an Option

"This massacre is therefore a further reminder of how easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon that lets them...

The Coalition Speaks

It takes a village! Accolades to all who kept the emails, phone calls and press conferences going to remove the dead-lock on Loretta Lynch’s...

King’s Greatest Legacy: Seeing Polarization as Progress

I’ve always disliked the way Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday is often celebrated. The reasons why became even clearer to me these past few days,...

Still Waging a Civil War

I remember when I was a teen and former Alabama segregationist Gov. George Wallace was running for president. To me, he was a hateful,...