Supreme Court Gives a Voting Rights Civics Lesson

Just when you thought that the turmoil of recent Supreme Court controversies would make us feel that the court may not protect our most...

Blood on the Roots

Author and university professor Karsonya Wise Whitehead contemplated the concept of, "freedom," as millions celebrated the Fourth of July. I had a moment during Sunday...

THEY DON’T JUST DISAPPEAR

TriceEdney—If I had to speculate about a common thread that weaves its way through the lives of most of my friends and acquaintances, I’d...

Students Are Losing in Wave of D.C. Reforms

Recent news articles highlighting the large number of District public school teachers leaving the profession early expose how DCPS principals and teachers are pressured...

NUL Backs “Put Our Children 1st”

In recent weeks, the latest major steps towards realizing the Brown v. Board of Education guarantee that education “is a right which must be...

Baltimore: Another Horror Movie Re-run

The movie we are watching in Baltimore is a re-run and a sequel. The price of admission has always been too high, but we...

REMEMBERING THE OFTEN FORGOTTEN

TriceEdney--Few who know me would ever think of questioning my respect for right-thinking, strong Black men. I’d never think of undermining their work in...

A Response to Mayor Pugh’s $15 Minimum Wage Veto

Mayor Pugh, your recent veto is baffling. You vetoed an already weakened bill that raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022...

A Dream Both Realized and Deferred

If one were to look up “tenacity” in a dictionary, one might well simply search for logo of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, or a...

What No One Told Me About Being First to Go To College

I was reared and schooled in Detroit, where poverty and oppression eloquently danced while violence and crime serenaded the communities. The crime and oppression in...

Maryland Appeal of HBI Coalition follows Southern Strategy

Maryland officials recently filed notice of their intent to appeal the decision of federal court judge Catherine Blake in the Historically Black University Coalition...

Maryland: A State of Many Contradictions

Maryland is geographically located just below the historic Mason and Dixon Line, making it a southern state. The “Old Line State” as Maryland is...