Civility on Social Media is Dead

"I have found myself increasingly wondering whether social media, particularly Twitter and Facebook, constitutes a vehicle for civil dialogue. The number of attacks that I have either witnessed or experienced has been astounding. It has gotten to the point that ...

Letters to the Editor

The biggest faker of all is none other than President Donald Trump. He is posing as a "Conservative," but he is actually a fake, Conservative.

Novel Explores Misconduct in Brooklyn’s Legal System

“With ‘Race to Judgment,’ Frederic Block has not only created an exciting novel but he also provides an insider’s look at the New York criminal justice system— from the deplorable conditions at the Riker’s Island prison, to the mistreatment of ...

Letters to the Editor: Re: A Preventable Shooting Tragedy

We should increase the age to purchase a firearm to 21. Most school shooters are under 21. We have to improve the background check system. Schools need to lock all entrances and install shatterproof glass and alarms. A heavily armed ...

When You're in Prison, No One Prepares You for Coming Home

"Incarceration, for me, was defined by deprivation not just deprivation of freedom, opportunity, and safety, but deprivation of the senses."

Raising Emotionally Competent Children

All parents should feel empowered to teach their children social and emotional development. Social and emotional competence yields similar academic gains as strictly educational interventions. Parents, churches and communities bear the brunt of the responsibility for socializing children. This is ...

Stronger Citizenship Role Can Help Rid Rogue Police

We must ask ourselves: do we fight the power or become The Power? To influence City Hall and police the police, we must participate in our democracy. Vote intelligently!

Trumped Up Treason

"If the new definition of treason is being willing to not clap for Trump’s utterances, I hereby formally and publicly admit to treason."

CBC Chairman Offers Stinging Rebuttal to President’s State of the Union Address

Representative Cedric Richmond, the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) railed against President Donald Trump’s boasts about the economy, especially his claims about the black community, in a blistering response to the president’s State of the Union (SOTU) address.

Federal funds Available For Summer Meals For Children And Teens

The Maryland State Department of Education is seeking public and private nonprofit organizations to serve free, nutritious meals to children and teens this summer through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a U. S. Department of Agriculture program.

The Future of Transportation Isn't Just Self-Driving Cars. It's Public Transit.

Self-driving cars might seem to render public transportation obsolete. But the opposite is true. Autonomous buses have already made their way onto streets. And because Bus Rapid Transit tends to have dedicated lanes, the transition to driverless vehicles should be ...

Time to focus on school choice in Baltimore and Across America

Next week, schools, homeschool groups, organizations and individuals in Maryland and across America will work together to raise awareness about the importance of opportunity in K-12 education.

Former NFL player raises money for Baltimore City students

Thousands of people stepped up to help former NFL linebacker Aaron Maybin raise money for students in Baltimore’s public schools after his tweets showing students wearing jackets and winter hats inside a classroom went viral. He has continued to raise ...

Relocating U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem a Bad Move

I wasn’t really surprised by Trump’s willingness to threaten the world for daring to stand up to his aggressive move of the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

The food industry needs to stop hiding nutrition information

Nearly four in ten American adults are obese. That's an all-time high.