Dear Baby Boomers, your children need you

Your children and your grandchildren need you right now— their lives may depend on it. I know, because I am one of them.

Segregating public schools won’t make America great again

On November 4, 1952, Dr. Helen Kenyon addressed the Women’s Society of Riverside Church in New York City and opined that, “Eleven o'clock Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. often paraphrased the ...

Ford empowers HBCU students to pursue STEAM careers

There is no debate about the continuing historic importance and strategic mission and purpose of the nation’s 120-plus Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). During the 2017 homecoming festivities that are now occurring on HBCU campuses across the nation, I ...

GoFundMe and TMCF partner to help students pay for college

On October 31, 2017, GoFundMe announced a partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the nation's largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community.

Trump makes George W. Bush sound eloquent

I never thought I would miss President George W. Bush, our 43rd president, and I’ve never thought of him as a great, or even a good speaker. However, the speech he gave at a conference convened by the George W. ...

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.