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America Should Embrace Prison Returnees to Our Communities

Many residents in DC share the conviction that we must do far more to lend a hand to the thousands of individuals — disproportionately black men aged 21 to 30 — who return to the District each year after periods ...

Protests, Police Reform, Confederate Flag Bans and More But…Where Do We Go From Here?

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Former Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin, who was caught on video pressing his knee to Floyd’s neck, has been charged with second-degree murder. Chauvin was fired along with ...

Can’t stay home, can’t keep curfew: People experiencing homelessness caught in pandemic, curfews and violence

People experiencing homelessness in the United States— already at heightened risk and with fewer resources due to the pandemic— now face even greater challenges as a result of the both the violence sweeping many city streets and the curfews many ...

As COVID-19 Phase 3 vaccine studies begin, minority participation in clinical trials is crucial

“I grew up in a developing nation where infectious disease accounts for the majority of preventable deaths. I witnessed first-hand the impact of mass vaccination. I cannot imagine what the population demography would have looked like if public health were ...

We need more of what happened at Baltimore City Hall this past Monday

Count them—three executions in the last three months took place. The cops executed George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville. Two right-wing vigilantes murdered Ahmaud Aubrey in Satilla Shores, Georgia. Who knows those killed and brutalized at the ...

Editor: Re: A thief is a thief no matter who they are

As my wife and I watch the press 24/7 coverage of the legal righteous protests and illegal rioting and looting in cities, we are ashamed of the people smashing windows and stealing items from businesses.

Fear!

“However like most of the black men I know, I carry my fear hidden beneath a proud, tough exterior. I try not to let that fear consume me or alter my optimistic outlook but I do keep my hands visible ...

NAACP launches #WeAreDoneDying campaign

Washington, D.C.— The NAACP, the nation's foremost social justice organization, has launched a campaign entitled #WeAreDoneDying, aimed at exposing the inequities embedded into the American healthcare system and the country at large. From COVID-19 to running while Black in America, ...

Baltimore Public Housing Residents Face Double Jeopardy

“You can tell whoever, the Resident Advisory Board (RAB) isn't worth a damn," said Reverend Annie Chambers, a long time advocate for tenants' rights who along with several others on the RAB, feels that Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) ...

The Political and Healthcare System is Broken and Corrupt in America

“In order for the 2020 pandemic to end in America, the entire country must be shutdown in every state and the president must place large-scale orders for masks, protective equipment, critical hospital equipment, ventilators and community leaders educating their constituents.”

Ashes and Rubble

“Environmental racism creates different worlds for different people. It created the toxic water crisis in Flint, Mich. It is one reason Puerto Rico has not fully recovered more than two years after Hurricanes Irma and Maria left it devastated in ...

The Coronavirus: Your Spirit Is Stronger By Far

A storm is passing over Planet Earth. It has picked up momentum. It is wreaking havoc on human beings of every stripe.

What Do You Say To Someone Battling COVID-19?

It is human nature to want to say the right thing at the right time. To utter words that just might help heal.

Dear Black People: Coronavirus Will Kill You

Coronavirus or Covid-19 or “rona” as some are calling it will kill you

Fear And Loss In A Time Of Plague

The anniversary of the loss of my first-born has, by coincidence, landed right in the middle of this time of fear and pandemic.