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  • School budget cuts ignore changing school demographics

    School budget cuts ignore changing school demographics
    The budget and educational policies proposed by Gov. Larry Hogan's administration are out of step with the demographic changes taking place across the state in Maryland public schools. The Maryland Equity Project a research and policy center located...
  • Funding apprenticeship programs is good for the state

    Funding apprenticeship programs is good for the state
    Many of our communities in Baltimore City and the state of Maryland were established because of good old fashioned blue collar jobs — solid, well-paying jobs in manufacturing, construction and the trades. But by the 21st Century, high school...
  • Mississippi Delta locked in the poverty of the past

    Mississippi Delta locked in the poverty of the past
    Mississippi has been called "the South of the South" -- a place even more poor, more racially segregated and more violent than the rest of the region -- and the Mississippi Delta has been called "the Mississippi of Mississippi." As I pass through on a...
  • Arthur H. Garrison: 1965 report on black families remains controversial

    Arthur H. Garrison: 1965 report on black families remains controversial
    This month is the 50th anniversary of the release of "The Negro Family: The Case for National Action," otherwise known as the Moynihan Report. This report, then and now, is a controversial policy paper on the status of the black family and the impact of...
  • A negative return on investing in prisons

    A negative return on investing in prisons
    As executive director at Marian House in Baltimore City, a refuge for women returning to the community from prison, I read with great interest the recent Sun article "Report: Sandtown-Winchester leads state in number of people incarcerated" (Feb. 25). I'...
  • Loaves and Fishes expands approach to helping the poor

    Loaves and Fishes expands approach to helping the poor
    Struggling local families looking for help from Loaves & Fishes Community Services these days receive assistance with far more than just putting food on the table. Their self-help relief now comes in a way that's tailor-made for their circumstances...
  • Find a fairer way to pay for solar

    Find a fairer way to pay for solar
        There is no social, political or economic issue that doesn’t have a civil-rights component to it, which is why the Florida NAACP looks to always add our voice wherever there is injustice. That doesn’t always sit well with some...
  • Selma, 50 years after march, remains a city divided

    Selma, 50 years after march, remains a city divided
    In preparation for the weekend's goings-on, Selma city workers put up barricades downtown, outside Carter Drug. In the 1960s, the drugstore served as a catalyst for the civil rights movement because its soda counter would not serve black customers. As...
  • University of Chicago expanding labs to tackle urban issues

    University of Chicago expanding labs to tackle urban issues
    The University of Chicago will expand its vaunted labs model to include new "urban" labs designed to use academic research to tackle problems in Chicago and other cities. Building on the success of the school's crime and education labs, U. of C. is...
  • Overdue for checkups: Denti-Cal program for low-income kids

    Overdue for checkups: Denti-Cal program for low-income kids
    Fewer than half the low-income kids enrolled in California's dental insurance program see a dentist in any given year. That seems like a problem. Whether it is, though, is impossible to tell because of the state's inadequate oversight of the program,...
  • Proposed GOP alternatives to Obamacare subsidies are bad medicine

    Supporters of healthcare reform were breathing a little easier last week after oral arguments at the Supreme Court over the Affordable Care Act. On the docket was King vs. Burwell, a lawsuit brought by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Koch-backed...