Sports / April 11, 2021 When Being First Matters, But Only So Much

By Monét Bowen The Washington Football team ended its season boasting about its victories in matters of top-tier diversity, ways that it had jumped ahead of other teams in the NFL, where 70 percent of the players are Black, but a vast majority of the head coaches and front-office executives are not. The team announced...

Sports / April 8, 2021 Discovered: Black Gold in the NFL

By Gregory Smith, Jr. It was 33 years ago when Doug Williams became the first Black quarterback to be a starter and Most Valuable Player in a Super Bowl. Williams led the Washington Redskins to victory over John Elway and the Denver Broncos, 42-10. So much for those who had argued that Black athletes could...

Uncategorized / April 1, 2021 Adding a Black Women’s Touch to Statehouse Power

By Airielle Lowe Last year, her first as Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates, Adrienne A. Jones ushered through legislation to settle a lawsuit ordering the state to compensate its historically Black public colleges for years of inequitable funding. Gov. Larry Hogan refused to sign the measure, saying its price tag was much too...

MORE BLUE SKIES FOR BLACK DEMOCRATS IN VIRGINIA?
Election 2020

MORE BLUE SKIES FOR BLACK DEMOCRATS IN VIRGINIA?

By Paapa Ewool The Republican candidate’s email was alarming: America is “under assault,” it read. The rule of law is “under siege,” and “mobs of thugs” want to “abolish the police.” “We have seen what these rioters have done in America’s cities,” Bob Good proclaimed, including “right here in Virginia.” Indeed, there was rioting, law…

When Women Are Suburban—and Black, Too.
Election 2020

When Women Are Suburban—and Black, Too.

By Tia Lowe For weeks, President Trump has been predicting the end of an American dream if his Democratic challenger is elected. “The suburbs would be gone, and you’d see problems like you’ve never seen before,” he said during the Sept. 29 televised debate. The next day, Vice President Pence was in a suburb outside…

The Electoral College: Does voting really matter?
Election 2020

The Electoral College: Does voting really matter?

By Chrisleen Herard As America sits on the brink of another presidential election, some citizens are wondering whether their vote truly matters and if their voices will be heard. They may be remembering the last time around. On Nov. 8, 2016, television sets nationwide flashed the news of Donald Trump’s victory. Hillary Clinton had 65.8…

Boycotts don’t work the way you think.
Economics

Boycotts don’t work the way you think.

By Jeresa Anderson The Montgomery Bus Boycott started Dec. 5, 1955, after the arrest of Rosa Parks due to her refusal to move from her seat on a bus. The boycott is seen as the first large-scale demonstration against segregation in the U.S. Since then, boycotts have become a popular tactic for protesters fighting for…

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