Editorial

  • Addressing Health Disparities: An Innovative Approach

    As a child, I watched my father, an African American physician, work in some of the most underserved neighborhoods in our community. He treated medical conditions that had escalated to serious illness and disability because of lack of access to affordable, quality health care. Although he ...

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  • Did Muse’s Campaign Exhaust his Political Capital?

    C. Anthony Muse now returns his focus to his job as State Senator for District 26 at a critical time for him and his district. There’s the fight over a possible casino at Rosecroft Raceway, which lies in his district. However there’s also the question of where he now stands as a ...

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  • 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 fight for civil rights for “Negroes,” he had no idea the hope he brought to those who’d been down trodden so long they didn’t ...

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  • Encourage a Veteran to Get, Stay Healthy

    On behalf of the employees and volunteers at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System, I would like to thank our veterans for their military service and to wish them and their families a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year. Without their service and sacrifice, without ...

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  • Tell a Veteran, ‘Thank You.’

    For more than 230 years, our brave service men and women have underwritten our freedom by duty, honor and selfless service. Come Nov. 11, Americans everywhere will give pause on Veterans Day to honor our men and women who have served in the armed forces. Because of its size and abundance, ...

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  • Baltimore City Election 2011 – AFRO Endorsements

    For Mayor Sen. Catherine E. Pugh In order for us to explain our endorsement of 40th District Senator Catherine Pugh, we have to begin with those we did not endorse. First, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is the first sitting mayor in the modern history of the Baltimore AFRO American ...

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  • The Battle for the Future of Maryland’s HBCU’s

    In 2006, a group (the “Coalition”) consisting of friends and supporters, alumni and students of some of the area’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) organized to initiate action they individually and collectively believed needed to be taken to address ...

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  • William Donald Schaefer (1921-2011)

    With the passage of William Donald Schaefer on April 18, an epoch of the last half of Maryland’s 20th century political world has come to a close. No other person during that time span dominated the political environments of Baltimore and Maryland as completely as Schaefer. With his ...

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  • 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 House subcommittee with oversight of the District of Columbia, said it was wrong. But it was D.C. residents such as David Hinnant, ...

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  • Sorry Sessoms, WE DON’T BUY IT

    A nearly $8,000 ticket to Egypt? A $2,000 trip to San Antonio? A chauffeur-driven Lincoln Navigator? Does the controversial University of the District of Columbia President Allen Sessoms really believe he can simply explain away such extravagant travel expenses as justification for attempting ...

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  • Editorial: We Owe Mississippi Gov. Barbour NOTHING!

    In recent days some have heaped accolades on Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour for indefinitely suspending the double life sentences unjustly leveled against Gladys and Jamie Scott for their alleged role in a 1993 robbery. What seems to have been lost in the celebration is that Barbour’s ...

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