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We need a values revolution in America!

On Friday, October 13, 2017, Donald Trump went before the annual Values Voter Summit hosted by the Family Research Council and declared America "a country that never forgets that we are made, all of us, by the very same God ...

Trump’s Benghazi

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says he didn’t know. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and minority leader Chuck Schumer say they didn’t know either. Nor did several other U.S. senators say they knew that the US has nearly 1,000 troops stationed in ...

Maryland National Guard directed to U.S. Virgin Islands

Governor Larry Hogan has directed 100 soldiers from the Maryland National Guard to deploy to the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist with ongoing recovery efforts from Hurricane Irma, at the request of Governor Kenneth Mapp.

Black America’s dreams of homeownership still deferred

The late Langston Hughes created a masterful body of poetry in the 20th Century that spoke about and to Black America’s unique experiences. Also an author and playwright, his words in all media pricked our consciousness to wonder and ponder ...

No, Donna!

Do we really have to go over this again? It hardly seems possible that, once more, people need to be reminded that women do not bring on or invite sexual harassment or assault.

The American flag is soaked in black blood

I am not sure why the national anthem and the so-called American flag are part of our nation’s sports pageantry. Before 2009, while the national anthem was played, sports gladiators were not required to suit up, stand up, and put ...

Parents deserve ‘real’ school choice

I was recently approached by a father of a student from Ann Arundel County, Maryland that was disappointed that his son was unable to attend his neighborhood magnet school; his son met all the requirements to become classified as a ...

Coppin wins support for parents in school

Coppin State University (CSU) has been awarded a $268,608 grant over a four-year period from the U.S. Department of Education for the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program. CCAMPIS supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary ...

Lawmakers seek to end triple-digit interest on payday and car-title loans

A group of Capitol Hill lawmakers are combining efforts and influence to legislatively crack down on predatory lending, nationwide.

Urgent: Reinstate ban on assault weapons to prevent mass killings

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the nearly 600 victims and their families of the largest mass shooting in US history last Sunday night in Las Vegas.

Students need an escape from public school violence

America's public schools are starting to resemble war zones. Recently, a fistfight between two female students at an Alabama high school erupted into a campus-wide fracas that ended in gunfire. A massive brawl at a North Carolina school resulted in ...

Faith leaders across the country encourage congregations, communities to register to vote

To mark National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, faith leaders with the nation’s largest faith-based grass roots organization are helping their congregations and community members learn about their voting rights and encouraging them to register to vote

What you should know about the Community Reinvestment Act

Since it was passed in 1977, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) has enabled thousands of low- and moderate-income families— many in minority communities— to become homeowners.

Schools must welcome participation from all parents

Increasing parental engagement in education has been an important task for education policy makers.

It will take more than ESSA to save black children!

Last week, late nights, family road trips, and endless leisure came to an abrupt halt as children across the country headed back to school. This year, however, there is something else that requires adjustment besides early mornings and evening homework ...