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How Bill Cosby betrayed black community

Bill Cosby once famously told a well-heeled crowd at a 2004 NAACP awards ceremony that the biggest problem in the black community was: "The lower economic and lower middle economic people are not holding their end in this deal."

Rewriting Confederate history

On their Website, the Sons of Confederate Veterans describe themselves as preserving the “history and legacy” of the Confederacy.

Car Review: 2015 Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius has been around for 15 years. It was the first hybrid on the U.S. market and it caused most major manufacturers to develop hybrids of their own. In other words, the Prius aided by Toyota marketing mite, ...

Ask Alma: Should I give my ex a break on support payment?

Should I give my ex a break on support payment?

Interest groups, special and public

We often hear politicians call their opponents an “interest group.” What does that mean? It can be misleading.

A beginning solution for Charleston

The domestic terrorist attack at Emmanuel AME church killing nine black people should be an eye opener. Since blacks gained their freedom inclusive of a failed Radical Reconstruction that ended with the Tilden Hayes Agreement in 1877— domestic terrorist attacks ...

Millions of whites feel Charleston church killer 'could be my son'

On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white supremacist, massacred nine black worshipers in the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

I love the thought of leaving Baltimore, but it’s finally starting to feel like home

For the past two years, I have been counting down the days until I am free. Ever since my brother had a gun pointed at his face while sitting at a bus stop, I have tried to picture a place ...

NBC and GOP, dump Trump for his Mexico insults

When Donald Trump began his historic quest for the Republican presidential nomination, he said: "When do we beat Mexico at the border? They're laughing at us, at our stupidity

Why Baltimore won't get justice from police

Body cameras, better training and better selection of officers all focus on how to make the police/community interaction better but miss the key point: the relationship is designed to fail

Ask Alma: Wife’s spending out of control

I love my wife and we have a great marriage.

Remove Confederate flag now

The savage act of racial terrorism at Emanuel A.M.E. Church – Mother Emanuel – in Charleston, S.C., has been met with extraordinary expressions of faith in that community

Permit rules keep ex-cons jobless

For black men who have been incarcerated, completing their penance and walking into the sunshine of freedom presents countless challenges, especially returning the work force.

Equality and the Labor Movement

It is certainly true that some unions engage in sexism and racism, but if we take a critical look at labor history we find that the labor movement is definitely not 100% sexist or racist

The change we need is within our grasp: A business school dean's perspective

I am privileged to have a unique vantage point from my eighth floor office window on the campus of Coppin State University, a panoramic view of the Baltimore skyline from Mondawmin Mall to the Francis Scott Key Bridge and beyond.