Guns in the Wrong Hands

Most of us know someone who’s been impacted by gun violence. Maybe it’s a neighbor’s kid who became the unintended victim of a shootout or a drive-by. Maybe it’s an old friend’s nephew who...

Another Champion for Minority Communities

African-Americans have long been targets of financial predators, but a new agency that will protect consumers has opened its doors. President Obama's nominee to head the agency has been a true champion for minorities...

Marching Orders for the Future

Now that we’ve had two events at the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, it is important to remember a few things about Dr. Martin Luther King,...

D.C. Native Fights to Save Universal Paid Leave

I often wonder what my mother’s final moments were like. She was a firecracker. She came from Boston, was a HUGE Patriots fan, and very glam. When she died two years ago, I was not...

Beware the False Promise of Free Tuition

By Michael Dannenberg Over the next couple of weeks as Marylanders ready to send their kids to college, Gov. Larry Hogan is apt to take a victory lap for recently signing into law a half-measure...

RANDOM THOUGHTS

TriceEdney -- In the past six months, I've frequently complained that developing events, consequential to the administration of #45, leave us inundated and overwhelmed with negative outcomes of his governance or lack thereof.  Weekly,...

The Murder of Troy Davis Sends A Spark for Social Justice to the Souls...

A little more than a week after the murder of Troy Davis I am admittedly still reeling and healing from this latest barrage of barbaric brutality on Black people from the United States “Justice”...

Liberty, Justice, and Opportunity for All

On July 2nd, our nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of a major achievement in the ongoing fight for social justice. On that day in 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights...

An Ode to Nipsey

By Shana Trammel, AFRO Columnist Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was only 33 years of age when he was shot and murdered outside of his establishment, Marathon Clothing Company, located  in South Los Angeles on March 31,...

Shift Presidential Attention from Insults to Substance

In politics, 2015 was the year of insults for those seeking the Republican nomination for president. And Donald Trump was the undisputed Insulter-in-Chief. Among his numerous lowlights: Trump insulted former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina's appearance by...

The Declaration of Independence and the Freddie Gray 6

Earlier this month many of us celebrated the signing of The Declaration of independence 240 years ago creating these United States of America.  For the former colonies this became necessary because of abuses suffered...

Take the High Road On Construction in Baltimore

Today's construction industry is two-faced. One model in construction combines jobs, high-quality training, and education to put workers on a career path with sustainable wages and benefits -- the "high road" model. Another, revealed in...

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