Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)(Courtesy Photo / Twitter)

COMMENTARY: Our Children’s Education is on the Ballot this Year

THE AFRO — Far too many of Maryland’s children are being relegated to a future devoid of competence or hope.  This is an unacceptable failing – and it’s up to us, as voters, to assure that those we elect in November are committed to providing our children’s public schools with the funding that they need and deserve. […read more]


How Many Votes Do the Democrats Need to Retake the House? Maybe Less Than You Think

[The Washington Post] In the wake of the government shutdown and declining Republican popularity, Democrats are growing more optimistic about winning a majority in the House of Representatives in 2014.   Several recent polls show Democrats leading the “generic ballot” for Congress by eight or nine points.  Yet they still Read More

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Republicans Advance Discredited ‘Entitlement’ Lies

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   Even after the White House and Congress stagger to reach a last-minute deal to avert yet another budget crisis, there is a fundamental difference in approach between the Obama administration and House Republicans. And those two stark approaches Read More

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Ending Violence Against Women

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist March is the official month to “discuss” women and it could not arrive too soon.  What is sad about both Black History Month (February) and International Women’s Month (March) is that too many of us think that those are Read More