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...

Irish and African Americans changed US history

"As diverse cultures, we struggled as migrants. That struggle led us both to the White House," writes MARTIN O'MALLEY AS BARACK Obama visits Ireland for the first time as president, I am reminded of a...

Venezuela’s African Roots

In Black in Latin America, a four-part series that recently aired on PBS, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. uncovered a side of the region that has long been known but for just as...

Honest Criticism is not Betrayal; It’s Democratic

(TriceEdneyWire.com) - A very troubling pattern is developing within certain segments of the African-American community. There’s a concerted effort by some within the community to silence those who are offering honest, valid, and well...

Is America Still a Serious Nation?

When our evolving democratic system became so skewed that financial capital multiplied under control of miniscule elements in America that were sufficiently powerful to corrupt our political system, wars could and have been waged...

Un-“Common” Thoughts

Recently, Michelle Obama hosted an “Evening of Poetry” at the White House.  She invited an eclectic group of poets to recite their poetry.  But, Fox News and right wing radio has singled out one...

Trump Employing ‘Birther’ Issue as a Weapon of Mass Distraction

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.” Abraham Lincoln A...

Why Do Blacks Care about the Royal Wedding?

African Americans seek committed relationships and marriage just as much as any other ethnic group. They, too, long for the pomp and circumstance that the world will witness April 29, when England’s Prince William weds his bride...

Child Watch: Children’s Health on the Chopping Block

(NNPA) — Like many parents, California mother Anne-Marie Skinner knows “accidents happen.”  Her active, athletic teenagers - Constance and Lucas - are both involved in a number of extracurricular activities, and both have unfortunately...

‘Mathis’ Mind’: Smarter on Crime

(NNPA) — The nation’s decades long war on drugs and ‘tough on crime’ posture has failed to reduce crime rates and control the rising prison population. Additionally, our current crime fighting strategy puts us...

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...

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...

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