Living in the Eye of the Storm

In 2005, appalled by the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, I was compelled to publicly criticize the Bush Administration’s delay in providing life-saving assistance...

It’s Time to Help D.C.’s Most Vulnerable Residents Quit Smoking

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the country and is related to at least 5,600 deaths in D.C. alone. D.C. is...

WHEN WILL THIS END?

TriceEdney — My best friend left us and moved to his heavenly home a few weeks ago.  For those who knew Dick Gregory, it’s...

The Coalition Speaks: A Tribute to the AFRO

As the AFRO-American Newspaper celebrates its 125th birthday, it is time for the public to say, “Thank you to the nation’s number one African American...

After 10 Years, Still No Trial for Kharon Davis

"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and...

Why We Must Fight the Effort to Repeal D.C.’s Death with Dignity Act

I watched a close friend and native Washingtonian, Pam, battle and beat breast cancer twice.  She was a brave, strong, God-fearing woman who inspired...

BLIND!

TriceEdney -- Throughout the history of humankind, there have been incorrect explanations and theories for the cause of natural events.  Ancient Greeks and Romans...

Americans Want to Work – and Be Treated Fairly

Each year, as our nation celebrates Labor Day, I spend a few moments recalling my own family’s journey from the fields of South Carolina...

How the Energy Sector Can Benefit African Americans

America’s energy sector is transforming as a result of investments in smart energy grids, increased use of renewables and rising oil and gas generation....

Changing the Dialogue About Mental Illness in the Black Community

Mental illness can be confusing and we don’t understand all the factors that contribute to it. The effects are too pervasive to be ignored, but...

THE COMING STORM

TriceEdney -- I was appalled and angered as I watched Jeff Sessions announce the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program....

Charter Schools Boost Education

As public school students begin a new school year, they do so to an array of educational choice that is the strongest in decades—perhaps...