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Defund the Police Department

I remember my late mother, a graduate of Shaw University, Mary Beasley Hathaway, saying to me, “you don’t see the forest for the trees.” The saying was meant to communicate that every now and then you have to step back ...

Overcoming The Fear of Failure

It’s something we’ve all faced. You can’t hide from it or run away from it. Defeat, in any form, is an experience that all of us have encountered in some fashion or form. Growing up, I admit that I was ...

Justice Ginsburg’s Death Could Prove Fatal to American Democracy

Through her cancer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought to the end with unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals, and that’s how she’ll be remembered, Obama expressed in a written statement. “But she also left instructions for how she wanted ...

Teach your children to avoid the mistakes you made with money

News & Experts— Numerous surveys show that many Americans live paycheck to paycheck, have little saved for retirement, and lack fundamental financial knowledge

Black Riders Matter

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) is the nation’s oldest and largest trade association of Black-owned newspapers and media companies.

COVID-19 now third leading cause of death among Black people

“For example, African Americans are more likely to have cancer, be obese, have diabetes, and have kidney disease relative to White Americans. African Americans also have higher rates of lung disease than White Americans, which is particularly pertinent for respiratory ...

America Should Embrace Prison Returnees to Our Communities

Many residents in DC share the conviction that we must do far more to lend a hand to the thousands of individuals — disproportionately black men aged 21 to 30 — who return to the District each year after periods ...

Protests, Police Reform, Confederate Flag Bans and More But…Where Do We Go From Here?

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Former Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin, who was caught on video pressing his knee to Floyd’s neck, has been charged with second-degree murder. Chauvin was fired along with ...

We need more of what happened at Baltimore City Hall this past Monday

Count them—three executions in the last three months took place. The cops executed George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville. Two right-wing vigilantes murdered Ahmaud Aubrey in Satilla Shores, Georgia. Who knows those killed and brutalized at the ...

Editor: Re: A thief is a thief no matter who they are

As my wife and I watch the press 24/7 coverage of the legal righteous protests and illegal rioting and looting in cities, we are ashamed of the people smashing windows and stealing items from businesses.

Fear!

“However like most of the black men I know, I carry my fear hidden beneath a proud, tough exterior. I try not to let that fear consume me or alter my optimistic outlook but I do keep my hands visible ...

NAACP launches #WeAreDoneDying campaign

Washington, D.C.— The NAACP, the nation's foremost social justice organization, has launched a campaign entitled #WeAreDoneDying, aimed at exposing the inequities embedded into the American healthcare system and the country at large. From COVID-19 to running while Black in America, ...

Baltimore Public Housing Residents Face Double Jeopardy

“You can tell whoever, the Resident Advisory Board (RAB) isn't worth a damn," said Reverend Annie Chambers, a long time advocate for tenants' rights who along with several others on the RAB, feels that Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) ...

The Political and Healthcare System is Broken and Corrupt in America

“In order for the 2020 pandemic to end in America, the entire country must be shutdown in every state and the president must place large-scale orders for masks, protective equipment, critical hospital equipment, ventilators and community leaders educating their constituents.”

Ashes and Rubble

“Environmental racism creates different worlds for different people. It created the toxic water crisis in Flint, Mich. It is one reason Puerto Rico has not fully recovered more than two years after Hurricanes Irma and Maria left it devastated in ...

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