How to Have a Global Happy New Year

The French have an expression that when translated states “…the more things change, the more they stay the same.” We as a global people can ill afford to continue to live that saying given...

Free Associate’s Degree: A Solution, But Not the Solution

We should all congratulate President Barack Obama for pulling the education debate into the 21st century, or perhaps dragging it into the late 20th century, by proposing access to free education through at least...

Restoring Government and Helping Our Nation

By Elijah Cummings Individuals who overcome barriers to “getting ahead” and business leaders who recognize their ability to contribute deserve our admiration.  Yet, even as we acknowledge these Americans for “doing good while also doing...

Justice for Freddie Gray

Now that the hearing on a series of motions relating to the six officers accused of killing Freddie Gray have begun, let us remember what brought Baltimore to this point. The hearing on Sept....

Donald Trump’s Baseless Challenge to Obama’s U.S. Citizenship

Donald Trump, who is again flirting with the possibility of running for president on the Republican ticket, has garnered widespread publicity by repeating thoroughly discredited claims that President Barack Obama was not born in...

End of Session Letter from the Speaker Pro Tem

The 2017 Maryland General Assembly Session came to a close at midnight, April 10. It was a very busy, but very productive session. It has been my continued honor to serve as one of...

King Out of Context Just Fix It!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was anything but an “arrogant twit.” Yet Dr. Maya Angelou called it entirely correctly when she said that one of the quotes engraved on the side of the new...

Martin’s Birthday Sermon: The Negro Is Your Brother

TriceEdney---As the world pauses to honor one of the greatest African Americans, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, most conscious Americans are bowing our heads, though not in prayer. We are enraged that Donald...

WHEN WILL WE LEARN?

Trice-Edney – A recent study on wealth was conducted by Amy Traub, Laura Sullivan, Tatjana Meschede and Tom Shapiro.  The study did a comparison of Black and White wealth and Latino and White wealth. ...

The Right-Wing Witch Hunt Against Susan Rice

  Media Matters, the media monitoring group, has published a report titled, “Myths And Facts About The Right-Wing Witch Hunt Against Susan Rice.” It is a point-by-point rebuttal of some of the most flagrant lies...

Julianne Malveaux…Five Years After the Levees Broke

(NNPA) - On Aug. 29, we will commemorate five years since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, broke its levees and drowned the city in feet of water.  Five years ago our nation exhibited some...

GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

TriceEdney -- The only time I can remember TIME moving as slowly as it has during the past six months was when I was eight and had to wait an entire year between Christmases....

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