Last week in Charleston a large mural of Rev. Clementa Pinckney was unveiled. It was done by 28-year-old Columbia artist Tripp Barnes. It is big and colorful and covers the whole outside wall of a building on St. Phillips Street, a few blocks from my
We may not know who our next President is going to be, but here’s one thing that’s almost certain: he or she will take office with roughly half of the electorate unhappy and mistrustful. The notion that the President speaks for a broad coalition of
You know who I feel sorry for? Today’s politicians. You’ll laugh at this, but hear me out. This is a very tough time to be a politician – whether running for office or trying to lead while holding office.
A sobering report released by the Children's Law Center and D.C. Lawyers for Youth says District of Columbia high schools are struggling with a chronic truancy problem that at any given time involves more than half of their enrollment.
On Wednesday, Oct. 7, families across the nation will urge legislators and the community to support bipartisan legislation that provides people with mental illness alternatives to incarceration, homelessness and death.