E.R. Shipp

Columnist

E.R. Shipp, a Pulitzer Prize winner for commentary, is the journalist in residence at Morgan State University's School of Global Journalism and Communication. Her column runs every other Wednesday. Email: ershipp2017@gmail.com.

Recent Articles

  • Are judges really to blame for Baltimore violence?

    Are judges really to blame for Baltimore violence?

    Does it really come down to the judges? Should blame for repeat felons with access to guns and the temperament to use them be laid at the feet of the men and women in robes? Gov. Larry Hogan thinks that is “a huge part of the problem.” He cites the same statistics the police commissioner does about...

  • #BaltimoreCeaseFire effort sad, yet necessary

    #BaltimoreCeaseFire effort sad, yet necessary

    If you don’t have to be on constant alert the way soldiers are as they tread through danger zones, mindful that bullets could come from any direction, then Baltimore can be a lovely city. But for too many Baltimoreans this city might as well be Aleppo in Syria or Kabul in Afghanistan or Mosul in...

  • 'Toxic theologists' endanger society, not their LGBTQ targets

    'Toxic theologists' endanger society, not their LGBTQ targets

    I recently learned that a relative I’ve not seen for more than 40 years is part of a group that takes it upon itself to save the world by demonizing those who are not heterosexual. A part of me wants to write her off as hopeless. Another part of me wants to engage. But how? In their eyes, there...

  • Don't let hate consume our country

    Don't let hate consume our country

    As difficult as it may be to comprehend, since his image is forever frozen in time as a youthful president, John F. Kennedy was born 100 years ago — a centenary marked with retrospectives and ceremonies over the Memorial Day weekend. Given all that has happened since that presidency, I confess...

  • Don't let 'Trumpitis' consume your summer

    Don't let 'Trumpitis' consume your summer

    Unless one is committed to living under a rock, it is pretty much impossible to avoid the 24/7 bombardment of disquieting news emanating from Washington with the 45th president at the center of it all. In casual conversations with strangers or around the dinner table or even in church sermons,...

  • Loyalty to public education

    Loyalty to public education

    With so much attention focused on President Donald Trump's 100th day in office, it was easy to overlook Loyalty Day, as May 1 has come to be observed, and President Trump's call to "express our country's loyalty to individual liberties, to limited government, and to the inherent dignity of every...

  • Who will get the last laugh from the Trump presidency?

    Who will get the last laugh from the Trump presidency?

    For those of us who have had misgivings about the authenticity and the audacity of the Trump presidency from the beginning, there has been a certain delight in observing the missteps of a team easily described as "dumb and dumber." Even if you are not a devotee of "Saturday Night Live," you can...

  • When it comes to the Supreme Court, we should 'proceed with deliberate purpose'

    When it comes to the Supreme Court, we should 'proceed with deliberate purpose'

    Unless hell freezes over, the name Gorsuch will soon grace more than street signs near Baltimore City College. A man named Neil Gorsuch will be the next person elevated to one of the most lofty positions in the land, that of justice of the United States Supreme Court. As Republican leaders in Congress...

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