A woman on the $20 bill? Make her an entrepreneur

David W. Almasi GUEST COMMENTARY There’s a campaign underway to remove President Andrew Jackson’s face from the $20 bill and replace it with a woman as...

A grassroots solution to a national epidemic

MYKAL R. TAIRU BAN THE BOX DAYTONA Like many individuals, I grew up without a father.  My father was incarcerated for most of my life. In...

Sustaining our community

Whenever we spend money outside of our community for products and/or services, we are doing a disservice to our community. A disservice in that...

Solutions to help families hurting in their wallets

American families are hurting. Most of us live paycheck to paycheck and are one missed paycheck from a financial disaster. We have to deal with...

Bringing the crisis to a head in Baltimore

It’s been nine months since the Black youth of Ferguson, Missouri, set history in motion with their demand for justice for Michael Brown, yet...

Freedom rider: Still no justice in Baltimore

Once again the world owes a great debt of thanks to people who take to the streets in protest of police murder. The extra-judicial...

Without fear or favor

On Friday, May 1, Marilyn J. Mosby, the States Attorney for Baltimore City, announced she had found probable cause to prosecute six Baltimore police...

Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 255

Black faces in high places – I’ve written before that being a “First Black” in anything is a highly overrated experience…but somebody’s gotta do...

The pain of Freddie Gray’s death is all around you

KEVIN DEDNER GUEST COMMENTARY You knew Freddie Gray. You’ve met him on many occasions, during your layover in Atlanta or visiting Chicago. You’ve met him passing...

Why we need a moral reformation

How long will we allow people who don’t care about what happens to African-Americans vilify us? How long will the media portray people of...

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