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A christian with a short memory

The scars of Vietnam

As a baby-boomer who grew up on war movies, I thought of veterans as various forms of heroes.

Planning for our own success

Are we living in the last days? If so, what are we doing about it?

Michelle Obama resists taking the easy way out

More than any other first lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama continues to stand above those who would attempt to distort her leadership. First Lady Obama’s recent commencement address at the Tuskegee University in Alabama exemplified her ...

A message for the class of 2015

If you are disposed to using the Internet as your guide, a diploma will generally be described as the proof of your successful completion of a course of study, or the bestowal of an academic degree. Speaking from personal experience, ...

First Lady pays tribute to Tuskegee Airmen

Last week, I received an email from my friend, NNPA News Service Editor-in-Chief George E. Curry. It was a White House press release and a copy of First Lady Michelle Obama’s May 9 commencement address at Tuskegee University. My first ...

The 'have tos' of the despots: U.S. Christians under siege

The comment has Hillary Clinton essentially saying that Christians must be forced to change their religious views to accommodate abortions.

LETTER: African-Americans and colon cancer

Here is some promising news: A recent study suggests that you can reduce your risk for colon cancer— a disease that afflicts African-Americans more than any other racial group in the United States— just by eating tasty vegan foods.

Baltimore: Another horror movie re-run

The movie we are watching in Baltimore is a re-run and a sequel.

Marilyn Mosby is the latest example of why Black lawyers matter

In response to last year’s killing of Michael Brown, La June Montgomery Tabron, who heads one of the nation’s largest philanthropies, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, issued a statement in which she astutely noted that deaths like Brown’s “demonstrate that the law-enforcement ...

Is your nail salon abusing workers?

A blockbuster investigation in The New York Times has exposed the harrowing, illegal conditions prevalent in nail salons in and around New York City -- including cases of illegal stealing of tips, failure to pay overtime or minimum wage and ...

The Conflicted Existence Of African American Men: Rap, Sports, Prison & Unemployment

My name is Antonio Moore I am the producer of the Al Jazeera documentarym "Crack in the System" (www.crackinthesystem.com) , and a former Los Angeles prosecutor. I recently did a more in depth piece on the reasons behind black males ...

A Tale of Two Baltimores

A beautiful and unique city, Baltimore is rich in many ways – its people, culture, heritage, resources, talent and history. Truly Charm City USA.

The urgency of holistic criminal justice reform in Baltimore

Congressman Elijah Cummings asked the key question at Freddie Gray’s funeral: “Did anyone recognize Freddie when he was alive?”

How we make Baltimore great!

I moved to Maryland from the Midwest in the early 2000s when I was 19.