WWBGunned Down for Walking While Black

The expression Driving While Black (DWB) was coined to reflect the criminalization of Black drivers through racial profiling that has led in the last few decades to numerous Department of Justice (DOJ) consent decrees...

‘Strange Fruit’ Is Still Hanging From the Trees

For the past two Sundays, the world has been witness to a climactic moment in our nation's history. Players from across the NFL expressed their dissent towards racial division and disunity. Some players, kneeled,...

Is Growth Without Full Employment Real Progress?

It is time for the Congress to take action that addresses the linkage between unacceptable levels of unemployment and our federal budgetary policy. As I had hoped, my 16th Annual Job Fair last month was...

Elijah Cummings…A Question of Priorities

Americans want to work. We also believe that we should care for our neighbors who are out of work through no fault of their own. These core insights about our nature as a great...

Time to Focus on School Choice in Baltimore and Across America

Later this month, schools, homeschool groups, organizations and individuals in Maryland and across America will work together to raise awareness about the importance of opportunity in K-12 education. National School Choice Week begins Jan. 21...

Summer Enrichment in STEM subjects sparks student growth

As technology increasingly changes our world, traditional ideas of how to prepare students to successfully graduate college and access a lifetime of rewarding careers also change.  Part of what it takes to be successful...

Bowser’s Budget Shortchanges Kids

In April, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser released her proposed FY 2018 budget.  Her overall budget increased city spending by 3.4%. However, when it comes to the most direct way city funding reaches our...

The Truth about Foster Care and Homelessness

Ask anyone in child welfare about foster youth aging out of the foster care system and you’re sure to hear about everything from high rates of incarceration, early parenting, homelessness, unemployment and discussion about...

D.C., Prince George’s Battle to Shape up Public Schools

What prompted former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin to tweet “unflippingbelieveable,” about MSNBC’s host Melissa Harris-Perry? Gun control, gay marriage, or immigration? No, it’s public education. Nothing triggers our passions or hits us as...

Political Maneuvering over the Budget

There has been much discussion about the big picture items in President Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal 2014. If the devil is in the details, as politicians like to say, some parts of Obama’s...

The Legacy of Jesse Jackson

Al Sharpton has patterned his career so closely after the Jesse Jackson model that he could be justifiably charged with identity theft. Like Jackson, he began wearing a Martin Luther King medallion around his...

EPA Works to Protect All of America

The EPA-Environmental Protection Agency was established on December 2, 1970 under Republican President Richard Nixon’s administration in the wake of elevated concerns about the environment. On October 28, 2016, the EPA released their 5-year Environmental...

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