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.

War, murder and the American way

He sat with them for an hour in prayer. Then he pulled his gun out and started shooting.

Medicaid Mason-Dixon Line

LeeAnn Hall, Alliance for a Just Society and Glenn Harris, Center for Social Inclusion

Blackonomics: 'I' versus 'we'

One conclusion I have drawn from working in the collective economic empowerment vineyard for years is that “We” fail because “I” gets in the way.

Ask Alma: An unfair request

I’m a single mother supporting my three children with no help from my ex-husband.

A message for the class of 2015

If you are disposed to using the Internet as your guide, a diploma will generally be described as the proof of your successful completion of a course of study, or the bestowal of an academic degree.

Blaming black protesters for 'crime wave'

In their rush to punish African-Americans for exercising their First Amendment rights and pushing an end to oppressive law enforcement tactics, defenders of police brutality have lost all touch with common sense.

Time for young people to stop the violence

I only recently embraced my status as an “elder.” Actually, I describe myself as an “episodic elder,” eager enough to take one of those lovely “senior” discounts when it serves my purpose, yet reluctant to turn in my party card. ...

Ask Alma: A tough call

I’m friends with my next door neighbor. She’s not my BFF, but we hang from time to time.

Passing for black? Now that's a twist

"In this day and age who in the world willingly wants to be black?"

Hastert indictment spotlights Republican hypocrisy

The indictment of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and the disclosure that he may have been sexually involved with at least two boys while serving as a high school football and wrestling coach in Illinois exposes the hypocrisy of the ...