Capital Gazette wins special Pulitzer Prize citation for coverage of newsroom shooting that killed five

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

  • Trump: brand ambassador for white supremacists

    Trump: brand ambassador for white supremacists

    When the people of Christchurch, New Zealand, learned of the massacre of 50 worshipers by an anti-Muslim extremist, many reacted the way a lot of Americans do when the reality of hate strikes their communities: with shock and denial that this is anything more than aberrant behavior by a kook in...

  • Few safe spaces to discuss race and identity

    Few safe spaces to discuss race and identity

    If you’re confused about an ongoing avalanche of incidents concerning race and identity, you’re far from alone. So I’ll try my best to sort out some of this. Too often people leading the conversations don’t have their facts right. Take one of the many brouhahas involving Virginia’s Gov. Ralph Northam....

  • Northam and King show why Black History Month is still required

    Northam and King show why Black History Month is still required

    They didn’t know any better? I might buy that if Steve King of Iowa or Ralph Northam of Virginia were middle school kids. But Mr. King, the Republican congressman stripped of his committee assignments when even Republicans could no longer tolerate his incendiary racist rhetoric, is no spring chicken....

  • King's 'symphony of brotherhood' more elusive than ever

    King's 'symphony of brotherhood' more elusive than ever

    Though it is probably his most well-known speech, “I Have A Dream” is not my favorite of what Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. left us mulling over five decades after his assassination. But in that 1963 address, he did mention “the jangling discords of our nation” — and nothing could be more descriptive...

  • No one should lose their home over an unpaid water bill in Baltimore

    No one should lose their home over an unpaid water bill in Baltimore

    There is so much to be outraged about these days. Start with the city’s bumpy road to hiring a new police commissioner. Then there’s the government shutdown with no end in sight as thousands of federal employees go unpaid and many of the rest of us are inconvenienced. And you might as well throw...

  • Give the gift of ourselves to Baltimore

    Give the gift of ourselves to Baltimore

    The juxtaposition was stark: On one hand, a swath of the city was aglow and agog in a holiday wonderland amid the whimsical lights and colorful characters in Hampden for our own Miracle on 34th Street. On the other hand, a newer, and decidedly uncheerful tradition: the marking of the city’s 300th...

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