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Alanah Davis: That’s Mighty White of You

Being purely driven by my desire to practice Sankofa from the Twi language of Ghana, meaning to go back and get it, I found...

Opinion: What Is the Blue Wall of Silence?

When George Floyd was killed under the knee of Derek Chauvin, many Americans asked why didn’t anyone stop him. That question stuck in my...

Frank DeFilippo: Purple Line P3 Could Eat Our Lunch and Leave Maryland Scraps

“It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater(One-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater)A one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eaterSure looks strange to me...
Brown

Sen. Chris West: Brown Is Off-Base With Criticism of Governor

Maryland Matters published a lengthy interview between reporter Bruce DePuyt and Congressman Anthony G. Brown (D-Md.), during the course of which Brown launched a...
Smith op-ed

Kalman Hettleman: The Hidden Politics of Inequitable School Funding

There are loud, passionate and overdue calls these days for more equity throughout our society. But it isn’t only police departments that need to...

Opinion: Policing in the 21st Century

In the wake of the death of Eric Garner, after being choked by a New York police officer in December 2014, I wrote the...
Racism

Del. Pamela Queen: When Is Implicit Bias Just Explicit Racism?

Another fatal police “use of force” incident, leaving another Black man dead. Again, our judicial system struggles to find prosecutable charges, as police actions...

Frank DeFilippo: The Different Interpretations of ‘Defund the Police’

Is there a college student alive who never began at least one freshman English essay with Voltaire’s quote: “If you want to converse with...

Cheryl Bost: School Year’s Close Leaves Work to Be Done on Clear Goals

The 2019-2020 school year ended this month, but this school year earns an “incomplete” on its report card. Despite our best efforts, we face...

Opinion: Now Is the Worst Time to Shortchange Community Colleges

Across the nation, we are seeing what happens when workers do not have economic security. Working families are having to choose between their health...