Should ‘Good Behavior' Be Part Of Children’s Educational Curriculum?

To encourage students’ compliance to Civics lessons their cooperation should be rewarded. Their adherence to standards of good civil conduct should earn them ‘educational’ achievements along with English, math and science. If American society will salvage a modicum of civility ...

Marilyn Mosby’s Good Job An Example Of Baltimore’s Good Citizenship

Baltimoreans should be reminded that regardless of who is chosen to lead the Baltimore City Police Department it will ultimately be the level of engagement, oversight and vigilance from citizens that will determine policy, procedure and results affecting crime and ...

You Get What You Pay For In A Police Commissioner, Baltimore

At the end of the day, the responsibility to police Baltimore is not the purview of the mayor or police commissioner alone. In a democracy, we the people must ultimately shoulder that responsibility. Pugh and Harrison are on our, the ...

Closer Look At Westside Baltimore Neighborhood Cause For Concern

Good news. Baltimore's murder rate declined 10 percent in 2018, with 309 killings versus 342 for all off 2017. However, the scope of violence overall continues to plague the city's neighborhoods and our reputation.

Why “Likes” Will Ruin Us All: The Generation of Problematic Validation

We all love a good scroll through social media to pass the time and satisfy our idle minds, but the question is, at what cost? We live in the generation of instant gratification and double-tap validation. All you have to ...

Connecting Diabetes Patients With Help

We applaud Eli Lilly for taking action to support those who need assistance managing their diabetes and look forward to seeing other innovative solutions emerge as we continue to tackle the cost of healthcare in Maryland.

Eugenics, Euthanasia, Infanticide And The Lord’s Work

"The day erecting a barrier to stop drug and human trafficking is considered immoral and killing viable live babies is celebrated is the day some Americans tossed morality into the abyss."

Is Black History Month A 'Minor' Celebration?

This week, America will celebrate Black History Month for the 42nd time. Like its precursor, Negro History Month, whose 50-year shelf life from 1926 to 1976, perhaps - hopefully - Black History Month is nearing the end of its run ...

Promised Land Might Be Near, But Is Not Quite Here

Last week America celebrated Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday, 50 years after his assassination. Now is a time when Dr. King's principles and philosophy are more than ever needed - and being more than ever challenged. During an MLK Day ...

How Zip Codes Relate To Achievement Gaps

It’s very important that parents, teachers, administrators and community members take strategic steps to address factors contributing to the educational shortcomings in some of our schools while working with policy makers to equitably utilize all the tools and resources available.

Insurance Flip-Flop Hurts Vulnerable Seniors

The vast majority of seniors have at least one chronic condition, and more than two thirds have two or more chronic conditions, so choosing the right coverage is important.

Peace Groups Sponsor Writing Contest For Maryland Middle School Students

All Maryland middle school students are invited to enter a statewide writing contest focusing on the themes of peace and social justice.

Remembering Dr. King And ‘The Other America’

Once again on the third Monday in January, much of the nation will mark the anniversary of the death of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countless programs and events will no doubt recall several of his famous ...

Equity v. Equality: Giving Students The Tools They Need To Succeed

"Equity means holding people of differing needs to a single expectation and giving them what they need to achieve it.” In other words, the playing fields need to be leveled. It’s critical that our public educational system undertakes reform— changes ...

Opportunity Zones: The New Trump Executive Order For Blacks

“The White House’s new executive order for agencies to prioritize OZs is a positive first step to transform more communities into walkable, equitable, and thriving places and repair the mistakes of the 20th century that led to sprawl and disinvestment,” ...