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Disproportionate definitions of ‘disproportionate’

In a speech this past February, Attorney General Eric Holder said, “Americans need to reconsider the punishment that convicted felons lose their right to vote.”

Romancing the vote, but not the dollar

It’s so silly for black people to fight over the Democrats and Republicans when it is counterproductive for us to be enslaved by either party. Between the late 1800s and the early 1900s we voted nearly 100 percent Republican.

COMMENTARY: What the Dunn verdict says about us

Another mother’s anguish! Another unarmed black teenager in Florida shot dead for no good reason— another indefensible instance of “Stand Your Ground” rearing its ugly head. Eight months after the stunning acquittal of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of ...

Dr. King ‘turning in his grave’ over family greed

The children of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sue each other— as well as loyal family friends— so often that you need a program to keep up with the court action.

Seattle ‘Misfits’ fit enough to win Super Bowl

Prior to Sunday’s Super Bowl, I told anyone who would listen that I like both the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks, so I wouldn’t be terribly disappointed regardless of who won the game.

For women over 50: Bikinis, botox and bling?

Mrs. Obama is on the cover of People Magazine today.

MLK: Militant of the 21st century

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hasn’t been this alive since 1968.

A tribute to Bishop Robinson

Years before Bishop Robinson became Baltimore’s first black police commissioner, I made this observation: That man deserves to be police commissioner.

Ravens didn’t deserve to make playoffs!

I believe in the merit system: rewards and kudos should go to those who earn them.

Christmas music: The good, the bad and the ugly

Is the term “Christmas music” an oxymoron?

How to raise boys to be good men

Boys do what they are taught. They become what they see. Unfortunately, from mid to late adolescence boys face an array of bad, sexy guy images.

U.S. Senators sponsor Student Loan Bill of Rights

In the aftermath of a recent report that found the lack of student loan servicing standards and information on monies owed, two United States senators will work as a team to create a Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights.

‘Bodymore’ once more

As of December 16, 2013, the number of homicides in Baltimore reached 224.

And yet another journalistic goof!

OK, it’s official: I’m a goof!

The joy of the Gospel

Pope Francis is displaying an extraordinary style and passion that demands our attention.