COVID-19 Testing and Black America

The COVID-19 pandemic across America and throughout the world is still a serious danger to public health for all communities, but especially for African American and other people of color communities. African Americans are still disproportionately negatively, impacted by this ...

Nearly 11 percent of older Black adults lack health insurance

Washington, D.C.— A new analysis from AARP’s Public Policy Institute finds that nearly half of older adults purchasing health insurance through the non-group health insurance market faced unafford- able health coverage in 2019, compared to only 30 percent of younger ...

Life After the Village: Tales from an Ex-Village People Cop

“As much as I hated auditions— I was game. I had a wife, a young son, and a daughter on the way for motivation, so I went, not knowing it was for the Village People. I was the most unlikely ...

The American Rescue Plan: Changing the Course of the Pandemic for All Americans

“The American Rescue Plan also addresses inequities in access to pandemic resources by making significant investments into small, Black businesses by providing $50 billion for new and existing small business relief programs. This legislation bolsters the Paycheck Protection Program with ...

State health insurance special enrollment period extended until August 15

Baltimore— Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland Health Benefit Exchange announced that the state health insurance marketplace, Maryland Health Connection, has extended its current Coronavirus Special Enrollment Period.

Georgia’s new voter suppression law could cost Atlanta the MLB All-Star Game and $200 million

“Georgia lawmakers’ restrictive and oppressive new voter laws may cost the team and city the privilege of hosting Major League Baseball’s summer showcase. It may also cost the local economy more than $200 million. Major League Baseball’s Players’ Association plans ...

Congress Members Urge Vaccination During Black Press Week

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) and Congressman Dwight Evans (D-Penn.) praised President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan and urged African Americans to get vaccinated.

Prophetic Politics and Black America: “What Will You Do unto the Least of These?”

If it were not for the Black Church in America, our long struggle for freedom, justice, equality, equity and empowerment would not have made the progress that has been accomplished over the past 500 to 400 years.

NFL hires first Black woman referee

Maia Chaka knows well that Women’s History Month is all about commemorating, observing and celebrating the vital role of the fairer sex in American folklore. She just didn’t know she would become a part of that history.

Trying to rewrite the January 6 coup attempt

There is something amazing going on in Republican Party circles. If I did not know better, I would assume that I was watching a television comedy.

Why cybercriminals are so charmed by Charm City

It’s been a trying year for U.S. cities, but for Baltimore these problems didn’t just involve the pandemic, a more modern issue continues to plague the city— ransomware.

I want to be like Gloria Richardson

March is Women’s History Month, and on March 8, 2021, we celebrate International Women’s Day. “I want to be like Gloria Richardson.” Why? She exhibited selfless activism, public fearlessness in the face of danger, and her unabashed comfort, in her ...

Walk to Hope: A virtual fundraiser to support hope

Baltimore— Missing travel? Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore (BHGH) is excited to announce the 1st Annual Walk to Hope being held virtually from April 1 through April 30, 2021.

‘Blueprint’ A Down Payment For Underserved Marylander’s Futures

It appears there are those with political agendas contrary to Baltimore City’s best interests who have seized upon an out of context report in the national media declaring that Baltimore City Public Schools enjoys the 3rd highest per student spending ...

“March In” is not the answer

All Democrats and many Republicans are committed to making prescription drugs more affordable.