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Those who know Congress best are shaking their heads

I had the good fortune last week to spend some time in Washington, D.C. with about a dozen former members of Congress.

This is why Republicans continue to lose the black vote

Those who have followed my writings know that I have been and will continue to be very critical of my Republican Party over the lack of real engagement with the Black community.

Malia Obama Got into Harvard and Fox News Fans Called Her a “Little Monkey”

Malia Obama deserves congratulations. Admitted to Harvard University, she has decided to take a gap year, a mature choice that many students make when they want a break between intense and competitive studies and college.

HUD funding changes to hamper efforts to end city homelessness

On May 2, 2016, a funding announcement by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) drew little attention in the local media, but will have reverberations for years to come for Baltimore City’s efforts to end homelessness. HUD ...

Community Health Centers: Fulfilling promise of ACA, eliminating black health disparities

One hundred one years ago, Booker T. Washington penned a letter to the editors of America’s leading black newspapers. In it, he contended that health, more than any other measure, was the single most important aspect to achieving progress and ...

DeRay’s campaign for mayor of Baltimore is a win for the Black Lives Matter movement

Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson deserves high props.

Black liberals are hypocrites when it comes to the N-word

Once again, two nights ago, liberal hypocrisy was on full display at the White House Correspondents’ Association’s (WHCA) annual dinner.

A line crossed in Wichita

As we have seen from recent events in Paris, Brussels and all across the world, terrorism is not an obscure phenomenon that only impacts the Middle East. No longer can Americans ignore the threat of terrorism as primarily a European ...

Prince: Musicians die but never the music

Prince Rogers Nelson is gone but will be forever remembered by his music. We are always struck hard when an icon suddenly departs from this life. Regardless of how and why Prince left us so suddenly, his fans mourn.

Harriett Tubman: Economic freedom fighter

When Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced that Harriet Tubman would grace the new $20 bill, my heart sang hallelujah.

Black women won’t celebrate ‘Equal Pay Day’ until August

The Sewall-Belmont House is located at the National Women’s Party in Washington D.C. It is one of the oldest houses near the United States Capitol and was the house where Alice Paul wrote the 19th Amendment that granted women the ...

On Earth Day, commit to the Great Turning

Viewing the destruction of the planet and our natural systems as a form of violence, Campaign Nonviolence— a long-term movement to build a culture of nonviolence— engages people across the country in working toward sustainability, renewable energy, reducing meat consumption, ...

'Saturday Night Live' heroin sketch sparks outrage

What were you thinking "Saturday Night Live"? That's what a lot of fans -- and mothers of addicts -- are saying after a sketch on this weekend's show featured a fake drug commercial for "Heroin AM," an option for people ...

Traditional values are popular in the black community

What do these four people all have in common: Wardell Stephen “Steph” Curry, II, better known as Steph Curry, Ayesha Alexander Curry, Carvin Haggins and BriaMarie?

Beyond transparency, we need accountability

Over more than three decades in Congress, I had the chance to question a lot of federal officials. Most of the time I wasn’t after anything dramatic — I just wanted to understand who was responsible for certain decisions. Want ...