Friday, December 4, 2020

Commentary

Peter Franchot … Tax Deadline’s Approach is No Reason to Panic

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Every year around this time, fear and panic begin to set in across the state for thousands of Marylanders, who realize that the tax deadline is approaching and they have yet to file their returns. Even in the best...

Rev. Jesse Jackson … Health Care is a Fundamental Right: No Repeal and Replace

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“Repeal and replace” has become the battle cry of Sarah Palin and the bulk of Republican Senators after the passage of comprehensive health care reform. They’re rousing fears, threatening those with health insurance that their costs and taxes will...

Marc Morial … College Basketball Graduation Rates: Keep the Madness, End the Insanity

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Colleges prepare all year for the lucrative chance to send a team to the basketball championship tournament commonly known as "March Madness."  But, when it comes to making sure that student athletes are academically prepared for the game of...

Mona Eltahawy, Stephanie Street…Is France Right to Ban Wearing the Burka in Public?

As a Muslim woman and as a feminist, I support banning the face veil, everywhere and not just in France where they are to vote on a resolution and possibly a ban on wearing the garment in public places...

Raynard Jackson…A Liberal Solution to Black Unemployment

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Every time I try to give radical, Black liberals the benefit of the doubt when it comes to doing what’s in the best interest of our own community, I am saddened to conclude that I doubt that there is...

Valencia Mohammed…D.C. VotersThink for Yourselves

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For several decades, Washingtonians have been steered to select certain candidates for elected office based on the opinions of editors and reporters of daily newspapers. Never mind the fact that most of the editors and reporters didn't reside in...

Richard Rowe…What Are We Waiting For?

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Black community, it’s time for some tough decision making. It’s time for an up or down vote to decide the best way to conceptualize, create and configure our communities for both positive and optimal socio-economic and political outcomes. Moreover,...

William Reed…Broadband Access Needed For African Americans’ Advancement

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More Black Americans need to get “the hook-up.” More of us have to get with the “modernized infrastructure” priorities President Obama classifies as “a national broadband plan” and “new healthcare information technology.” These industries are bellwethers for America’s long-term...

Julianne Malveaux…Racism is a Pre-Existing Condition

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(NNPA) - When the House of Representatives passed health care reform, they made history. Never mind that the victory was a narrow 219-212, with 31 Democrats deserting their party on this vote. Never mind that not a single Republican...

Marc Morial…The State of Black America 2010: Responding to the Jobs Crisis

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(NNPA) – This week, the National Urban League released the 34th edition of the State of Black America, our annual assessment of the economic and social progress, or lack thereof, within the African-American community. The highlight of the 2010...

Mona Eltahawy…Tea with Omar Sharif

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When I read that Egypt’s Journalist Union had punished two senior Egyptian editors – one a member of the country’s ruling party and the other an expert on Jewish affairs for violating its ban on contacts with Israel –...

Marc Morial…Jobs Bill Good Politics, Bad Policy

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There's an old saying: "Don't bring a slingshot to a gunfight." But that's just what the Congress appears to be doing with its timid approach to job creation. Last week, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing...

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