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Old, Sick and Incarcerated

May 21, 2020

There were 4,623 incarcerated people over 65 in federal prisons during the first week of May. Until May 12, Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s one-time campaign manager, was one of them. The 71-year-old petitioned the court for release to home confinement because of his age, heart condition, and “fear of coronavirus.” Yet the federal correctional institution […]

Ida B’s Pulitzer – Both too late and right on time

May 14, 2020

Exactly one hundred and thirty-six years to the day after Ida B. Wells was thrown off a Chesapeake and Ohio railroad train, she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize special citation for her “outstanding and courageous reporting on the horrific and vicious violence against African Americans in the era of lynchings.” The creator of the New […]

Let prisoners go during COVID-19 pandemic

May 7, 2020

Across the United States and across the world, prisoners are among the most vulnerable to the coronavirus. Overcrowded facilities, shortages of food and medicine, and totally inadequate testing expose prisoners, who are disproportionately poor and afflicted with prior conditions that render them vulnerable, to the disease. Prisoners increasingly are protesting their conditions, objecting to being […]

Donald John Trump is Hazardous to Your Health

April 30, 2020

The daily White House coronavirus briefings have made me cringe, scream, shake my head, and even laugh. The President of the United States offers medical advice, minimizes the coronavirus, injects partisanship into his remarks, and generally treated these critical briefings as his daily open mike. He uses his bully pulpit to praise and to scold, […]

Remembering a champion of Black businesses

April 23, 2020

“I feel that a large part of my role as publisher of Black Enterprise is to be a catalyst for Black economic development in this country. When I can act as an instrument to make it happen for legitimate and reasonable people, I do it. I try to be helpful and put people together, whether […]

City finances hard-hit by the coronavirusCity finances hard-hit by the coronavirus

April 16, 2020

Cities depend on density. They depend on people milling around downtown, or at neighborhood parks, or street fairs and restaurants. Not only does this milling about bring energy to urban areas, but it also contributes dollars to city coffers. Now with the coronavirus causing some cities to issue “shelter-at-home” orders, close restaurants except for pickup […]

Who Gets the Ventilators?

April 8, 2020

The “big and bad” United States is seeing its world dominance recede. We are being vanquished both by a virus and by the ignorance of the “Commander in Chief.” We now know that there are not enough tests to detect the coronavirus, nor enough ventilators to treat all of those who are ill. Medical professionals […]

While You Were Paying Attention To Covid-19, Trump Slipped Something Past You

April 3, 2020

That’s right, he did it again. Just like a magician, while you are looking at his left hand, he pulls a trick with his right. In this case, while almost all of the news has been focused on COVID-19, the Trump administration dropped auto fuel efficiency standards. And to add insult to injury, the administration […]

Nation’s governors and mayors fill the leadership vacuum

April 2, 2020

“We’re all competing against each other. This should have been a coordinated effort by the federal government, and the national defense authorization that the president has to essentially push this manufacturing really hasn’t gone into effect in any way. And, so, yes, we’re competing against each other. We’re competing against other countries. It’s a … […]

Sisters in Stem – Challenges and Triumphs

March 13, 2020

Few in these United States had heard of Katherine Johnson, the gifted mathematician who finished high school and college at 18. How could we know when scientists are often stereotyped as old White men wearing white lab coats, with glasses sliding down their noses? You might not have known unless you’d picked up Margot Lee […]

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