Letters to the Editor

"It is amazing how many educated black people of today are so willing to accept handouts from white institutions."

Protecting our community during National Foster Care Month

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, our community was under a full-fledged attack. Crack was in our streets, it was in our schools, it was in our parks, it was in our playgrounds, and for some it was in ...

Encouraging Entrepreneurship for Military Spouses

"The unemployment rate among military spouses is 23 percent, and considering 85 percent say they want to or need to work, that is unacceptable. When the average household relies on two incomes, it should come as no surprise military families ...

Blacks Can’t Afford to Ignore Dental Health

While Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide a safety net access to dental care is a big issue, especially for children of color.

BGE Residential Customers’ Electric Bills to Decrease

Average bills to decrease while customers experience best reliability in company history!

Smart Investments in SNAP Smart for the Black Community

From 2012 to 2015 African American-owned businesses across the United States grew from 1.9 million to 2.6 million. As the economy continues growing, these numbers are only expected to increase but our nation’s black businesses face a host of challenges, ...

The Cautionary Tale of Donald J. Trump

“Not only has he failed to ‘drain the swamp,’ he has populated the White House and the Beltway with the most corrupt, incompetent, self-serving cast of scoundrels to serve under any administration in recent memory."

Letters to the Editor

Did you know more than three million Americans stutter? That’s more than the populations of Wyoming, Vermont, Alaska, North Dakota, and Washington, D.C.— combined.

Schools Must Do Better to Prepare Students For a Freelance Future

Almost two-thirds of children currently in elementary school will end up in jobs that don't exist yet. That's why students need transferable, creative skills. Unfortunately, they're not developing them at school. Hiring managers say current graduates lack critical thinking skills, ...

Joint Statement From Starbucks CEO, Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson

After constructive conversations, and mediation before a retired federal judge in Philadelphia, Donte Robinson, Rashon Nelson and Kevin Johnson, ceo of Starbucks Coffee Company, reached a settlement agreement earlier this week that will allow both sides to move forward and ...

I Say No To a Starbucks Boycott

"Again and again, Starbucks has been at the forefront of corporate America when it comes to cultivating a society where all people matter."

Letters to the Editor: Re: Putin is the Enemy

Vladimir Putin denies Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections, but U.S. intelligence agencies have conclusive evidence of the meddling.

A New NAFTA Must Halt Intellectual Property Theft

As American negotiators push to conclude NAFTA renegotiations, they should prepare to demand stronger protection of intellectual property rights. Robust IP protections would prevent Canada, Mexico, and other trading partners from freeloading off American ingenuity— particularly our medicines.

Black People Must Vote Or Reap The Consequences!

“Those who seek to disenfranchise black people from the voting process know exactly how important voting is. Those who seek to disenfranchise black people relative to the voting process know the profound impact that it has at every level of ...

Police Accountability and Qualified Immunity

“The Supreme Court has used qualified immunity to deny damages to an eighth-grade girl who was strip-searched by school officials who thought she had a rogue ibuprofen pill. It denied damages to a man who was held in a maximum-security ...