Opportunity Zones: The New Trump Executive Order For Blacks

“The White House’s new executive order for agencies to prioritize OZs is a positive first step to transform more communities into walkable, equitable, and thriving places and repair the mistakes of the 20th century that led to sprawl and disinvestment,” ...

You Don’t Need A New Year To Get To A New You!

Let’s be really honest, how often do we neglect our New Year’s resolutions after January? Many times, we set resolutions but don’t know where to start. We get stuck and revert to old habits that aren’t helping us bloom into ...

Doctors' Critical Role In Making The Diabetes Heart Connection

One in 10 Americans lives with type 2 diabetes. Among many communities, diabetes is downplayed as "having a little sugar" and, with long family histories with the disease, dismissed as an inevitability.

Video Of New Jersey Of High School Wrestler’s Dreadlocks Being Cut Goes Viral

“A referee wouldn't allow Andrew Johnson of Buena @brhschiefs to wrestle with a cover over his dreadlocks. It was either an impromptu haircut, or a forfeit. Johnson chose the haircut, then won by sudden victory in OT to help spark ...

Facebook Joins Community Activists, Civic Leaders In Baltimore To Lower Violent Crime

Facebook, one of the biggest technology companies on the planet, has joined community activists and Baltimore’s civic leaders in an effort to decrease violence in Charm City.

How Holiday Food Poisoning Could Lead To Long-Term GI Issue

he Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are 48 million episodes of food poisoning per year, with cases spiking around the holidays during November and December.

Maryland Motorists Reminded To ‘Drive Sober’ This Holiday Season

This holiday season, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reminding Americans that it is never okay to drive impaired. Motorists traveling in the coming weeks can expect to see increased law enforcement on the road as part of ...

Could The “Yellow Vest” Movement Inspire Americans?

"Sometimes, debilitating fury is all that is left, and it may only be a matter of time before Americans finally realize that they can demand more."

Dear Black People: Adoption Is A Great Option

"Nearly 23 percent of African-American children are being raised by a grandparent due to a number of socio-political and sicio-economic issues— mass incarceration, health issues, divorce, unemployment. Black folks step up when our children need us and many children we ...

Don’t Let Small Dollar Loans Ruin Your Holidays

If holiday lists seem bigger than budgets, turning to a high-interest, “small dollar” loan can turn joy and merriment into a financial quagmire.

IN MEMORIAM: My Legacy with George Herbert Walker Bush

"Bush was tapped on the shoulder many more times, like when he created a Yale chapter of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) in 1948, gave royalties from his book to the UNCF, and had his brother Jonathan serve as ...

Heart Failure . . . And Success

Heart failure hospitalizes more than 1 million Americans annually. About half are back in the hospital within six months of diagnosis; the average stay lasts five days. That's a huge burden for patients— and for caregivers, who may not live ...

George H. W. Bush - American Hero

"Let us thank our Lord for sending George H.W. Bush our way. Our future is now secure. May God bless the Bush family."

The Great White Hope

"James Earl Jones portrayed world heavyweight boxing champ Jack Johnson, whose power and persona took white America by surprise in the early 1900’s. Johnson presented a double threat to the status quo; he violated laws that forbade him white female ...

The Moral Burden of Thanksgiving

"In the true spirit of Thanksgiving, this is a time not to focus on one big meal on one big day. This is a time to commit and work even harder to end poverty and hunger in this land of ...