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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.

Black women and girls deserve more respect, visibility in the #MeToo Movement

This has been a monumental year for the reaffirmation of women’s rights in the workplace and the ballot booth. This is long overdue.

Lessons from the African American vote in Alabama

The African Americans who have convinced themselves that one vote doesn’t matter, should take a very close look at what happened during the recent special election in Alabama. In spite of the endorsement of President Donald Trump and the extremely ...

How to have a Merry Christmas!

Christmas is the most depressing time of the year for many people. New Year's Eve is another difficult time. There are lots of reasons why depression and suicide rates soar during these holidays. Feeling alone, financial distress, health issues, family ...

Don’t delay, sign-up for Affordable Healthcare today!

The deadline to enroll or modify healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act is December 22, 2017 in Maryland. So, time is running out!