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S.C. Representative Jim Clyburn Says Black Press Is Essential To 2018 Midterms

“The first order of business is to win the [midterm] elections on November 6,” Clyburn said. “That’s what I’ve been concentrating on.”

Letters To The Editor

"Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."

The Cummington Story

Pride and a sense of social justice, run deep in Cummington, as the continuous showing of the 1945 film demonstrates, in part because of its role in offering refuge to foreigners who turned to America for help in starting a ...

Two Faced President

Trump's outsourcing is inconsistent with his attacks on U.S. companies manufacturing products overseas.

The Constitution Is A Shield For Civil And Human Rights

“America was created to be an exception to the global norm that limited freedom, curtailed liberties, denied due process and caused poverty to persist across generations. We had to overcome huge obstacles, of course, but the extra-ordinary achievements we’ve realized ...

The Racial Optics Of The Opioid Epidemic

Please excuse me for not welling up with empathy for those who are addicted to opioids. Yeah, I know drug addiction is a bad thing, but people make choices and have to live with the consequences.

Does America Really Have The Worst Health System In The Developed World?

America spends twice as much on healthcare as its peers in the developed world yet fares worse on a range of health indicators, including life expectancy and infant mortality.

Open Letter To Senator Ben Cardin

Dear Senator Cardin: It is now more evident than ever that Mr. Donald Trump is not competent to serve as president of the United States of America.

Bipartisanship Brings Loan Program Expansion For Small Businesses

The 7(a) loan program was created to help entrepreneurs gain access to credit in order to start and grow their businesses when they are unable to qualify for a conventional loan. It can be a “make or break” cash infusion ...

Maryland Joins FTC In ‘Operation Donate With Honor’

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Maryland Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith announced enforcement actions taken against four sham charities operating in Maryland as part of a nationwide sweep and education initiative, “Operation Donate with Honor.”

The 14th Amendment Was Intended To Achieve Racial Justice And We Must Keep It That Way

Few times in recent memory have demanded a more careful examination of our nation's history than now— the year we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment’s passage.

This Is Why Migrant Parents Travel With Children

There has been a strange response by many white conservatives to the separation of migrant children from their parents. Whether we are discussing undocumented migrants or those requesting asylum, there has been rightwing pushback to the larger chorus of condemnation ...

Big Data Could Set Insurance Premiums, Minorities Could Pay The Price

“Existing health disparities mean that data will consistently show members of certain groups to be more likely to need more health care. What will happen, then, if this data starts being used against those groups?”

Editor: Re: Trump Is A Security Threat

Trump is a threat to our security because he continues to befriend Putin, who is an adversary of the United States and the Western world; and Trump continues to condemn our intelligence agencies.

Is The Aim Of Education To Get Good Jobs Or To Be Good Citizens?

You’d think that the National Academies of Sciences would be out there promoting STEM education: the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. However, a new report questions whether the purpose of education is to provide students with “a path ...