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...

Our View: ‘I’ll Give you D.C.’

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray was outraged. D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton was livid, almost apoplectic. Even Illinois Democrat Danny Davis, ranking member on the...

Signs of Hope

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.” When he unknowingly signed onto the...

Proposition 4: The Maryland DREAM Act Equal Access

When voters in Maryland go to the polls, they’ll have the opportunity to decide by their vote on Proposition 4 as to whether or...

Race in the DMV races

Post-racial politics? The issue of race in 2014, particularly in the local Democratic primaries, is already a determining factor. The rapidly changing demographics in...

Bungling the Telling of Black History

If you relied on Hollywood’s revisionist historical docudramas, you’d think that White men fought to the death to win freedom for America’s Black slaves...

Did the Stark Signs Read,’Am I Next?’ Or ‘I Am Next”

Had to do a dyslexic double-take after seeing the photo of three little black boys holding up sings with that gut-wrenching Tupac lyric, “Am...

Is Oprah’s $12 Million Gift Being Wisely Used?

Twelve million dollars? Now who could get twisted about media mogul Oprah Winfrey donating $12 million to the Smithsonian Institution’s African American History Museum,...

Tough Love is Not Enough

The fundamental question today is how do you teach children, and even some adults, the value of life, theirs and others? Maybe we wouldn’t...

Failing to Vote Dishonors Those Who Fought and Died for the Right

Vernon Dahmer would want you to vote on Nov. 6 and in every election day for the rest of your life. He would want...

Entertaining — but Inaccurate– Black History Assailed

“I’m just an old historian who only wants one thing, the truth,” said preeminent African and African American historian Carroll “CR” Gibbs, “fussing” with...

Writers’ Reflections 2012

  Teria Rogers  My favorite story that I covered this year was the “Many Blacks in D.C. Still Worried Despite Steep Drop in Killings” piece. This was...