Bridging education gap a top priority for black American parents

All parents want the best for their children. We all acknowledge that attaining a high-quality K-12 education is probably the single most important factor that will determine the future life success of a student in the public school systems throughout ...

Why Early Learning Matters

The quality of an early education can influence the opportunities for a young child’s success in school and life.

Environmental justice must be a national priority

Against public sentiment, President Trump has prioritized rolling back environmental regulations, from emissions rules for power plants to the mandate that federal decision-making must take into consideration climate change impacts.

Remember the Chibok Girls!

On Thursday, April 14, 2017, the world marked three years since Boko Haram terrorists burst into dormitory rooms at the Government Secondary School in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok and kidnapped nearly 300 girls simply because they dared to ...

Mr. President, what if it was your Mama?

The president’s budget identified steep cuts in numerous domestic programs. It calls for the elimination of a key program that Meals on Wheels groups depend on: a $3 billion program—community development block grants (CDBG)— that began under the Ford administration ...

Central West Baltimore eager for State Center redevelopment

When you walk through Historic Marble Hill, you will appreciate the architectural craftsmanship with details that have stood the test of time and can’t be replicated by today’s builders.

Sponsors of hate today must be held accountable

Over the next several days, across the United States, people will pause in solemn remembrance of the 49th anniversary of the tragic assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968.

The Great Distracter

Three of Donald Trump’s latest ploys to distract attention from Russiagate have failed

Hidden ER Costs Undermine Health Markets

Imagine you're traveling in a different state when, suddenly, you begin to feel severe abdominal pain.

How to end construction union racism— start a black union!

It has been 45 years since my mentor, Dr. Arthur A. Fletcher, implemented the Philadelphia Plan, a federal program used to integrate unions.

Trump’s budget cuts will hurt the same people who voted for him

If you happened to have voted for the man who now occupies the White House, you may be feeling bamboozled, right about now.

Stopping animal diseases before they reach humans

It’s hard to believe that medical researchers could underestimate the dangers of tuberculosis— the world's deadliest infection.

Why the FDA should think like a surgeon

On a visit to her prenatal physician, Margaret Boeme and her husband received unwelcome news— their unborn baby had a spinal tumor.

The Art of the Deal: President Trump Loves Confusion and Chaos

In politics, I have been told that you pick your battles, but President Donald Trump has a different theory.

Come Together for Greater Financial Access and Equality

The FDIC also found that unbanked and underbanked rates were higher among minority households.