It can only be a good thing that the attention of the nation is focused on the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and its aftermath. However, if the debate continues to be on the details of this particular case— many of which will likely never be known—or even on the growing problem of police heavy-handedness, or even the besetting problem of racism in America, we will never reach a solution to these tragedies
Recently, I was invited to participate in a march to protest the shooting of Michael Brown a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri by a police officer.
Some acronyms can be a shorthand for sex, drugs and alcohol
If you think you are tech savvy all because you know what "LOL" means, let me test your coolness.
Marion Barry is best known for his outstanding civil rights work, but one perhaps little-known legacy is Mayor Barry’s overhaul of the disgraceful Washington, D.C., "dog pound."
Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.” But I think the media may have been displaced. These days, it’s lobbyists who seem to carry the most clout in Washington.
Millions of Americans find themselves focused on planning the perfect party, juggling a packed social schedule and shopping for the best holiday deals.
The woman at the department store bounded toward Julie Gee.
Liven up your holiday décor with lights, a bit of glitz and some colorful blossoms this season.
Given all the words and images devoted to the midterm elections over the past few weeks, you’d think the results had told us something vital about the future of the country.
It’s that time that we give you our Indie Soul picks for kids. Here are two items for you to check out during the holiday season:
For most children in America, the holiday season is a wonderful time, with tasty treats, vacation from school, and plenty of toys and gifts that seem to magically appear.
Lorig Charkoudian believes that reducing recidivism can be accomplished by building strong family relationships. And, as executive director of Community Mediation Maryland, Charkoudian is willing to make a run for it.
This week’s entrepreneur of the week, LaRhonda Leigh, owner of the LaRhonda Leigh Mobile Shoe Boutique, aims to achieve, succeed and bring positivity to the world. “My goal is to be that example for women, especially young ladies, to show them how to be successful, smart women. To be able to give back to the community and to make a brand that will benefit my family” states Leigh.
After weeks of racial protests across the country, President Barack Obama is taking the time to deliver encouraging words about the future of race relations in America to a network that reaches a predominately young African-American audience.
Beyonce, nominated for six Grammys, is most-nominated female artist ever
The Grammys may have taken a slow, piecemeal route in issuing nominations Friday, but Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith and U2 were very much up to speed.
Bill Haley Jr. is no stranger to history, legacy or literature. The father of two from California has been low key about his relationship to Alex Haley in previous years, until an event triggered him to emerge from the shadows. When his father, William “Fella” Haley, Sr., died in 2012, Bill Jr. inherited the task of keeping the Alex Haley Roots Foundation alive.
We recently lost Marion Barry, an American icon, who changed this nation in ways most don’t understand. I remember coming to Washington, D.C. for the first time in 1964.
BCCC welcomed student science and math wizards and their variety of fascinating projects on Saturday, November 22, 2014 to the college’s second annual STEM Community Day.
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and Santa Claus invite children of all ages to the Subway City Holiday Train Garden at the Mondawmin Metro Subway Station on Saturday, December 6, 2014.
On Saturday December 6, 2014 at the Douglas Memorial Community Church the Unlock the Vote Coalition will be hosting a felon assistance program. The purpose of the event is to focus on how people with criminal records can make their lives better.