America and Europe are the main targets of the global search for a promised land of opportunity — an escape from chronic hunger, disease and crime. Our response to this desperate, migratory wave is a double blind policy of refusing to take responsibility.
The separation of body and mind that humanity has created is artificial. We as a society should not continue to tolerate a medical system that treats the body but fails to acknowledge and prevent the negative health effects of social injustice, poverty and trauma.
Jacques E. Leeds, a retired lawyer who was the first African-American from Baltimore to sit on the Workers' Compensation commission, died July 1 from complications of Alzheimer's disease at Northwest Hospital Center. The Woodlawn resident was 90.
The original Poor People’s Campaign was seriously dampened if not broken by King’s assassination on April 4, 1968, but there are those that wish to pick up the torch today — and they are inviting those interested to meet in Westminster, on Tuesday.
Four years after the Maryland State Department of Education began requiring the state’s public schools to give students the PARCC tests, some teachers remain concerned that the online version is helping to widen an achievement gap they’ve spent decades working to close.
An annual look at people’s health by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute found Montgomery County is the healthiest and Baltimore City the unhealthiest in the state.
A woman comes to anoint Jesus with an expensive oil is verbally accosted by the Apostles. The disciples say, "Why this waste? It could have been sold for much, and the money given to the poor." Jesus then responds, "The poor you will always have with you; but you will not always have me."
The proposal to replace SNAP with “America’s harvest box,” a box of “shelf-stable” canned and boxed goods, for those households receiving over $90 per month, is perplexing and concerning to say the least.
The district previously used a family’s eligibility for the Free and Reduced Meals program as a proxy for poverty. It’s now based on a family’s participation in federal aid programs, which immigrants are less likely to apply or qualify for.
Tens of millions of African-Americans are disproportionately affected by chronic kidney disease. African Americans are three times more likely than whites to have the disease. While they make up 13.2 percent of the U.S. population, they account for more than 35 percent of those on dialysis.
I took special interest in the recent news that the President is prepared to ask Congress to cut 72 percent of the Department of Energy funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency programs in his proposed budget.
The Baltimore school board on Tuesday approved broad changes to the way city schools are funded, allowing money to be allotted based largely on student poverty levels rather than standardized test scores.
The irony of the intense focus on Md. children from pre-K to 12th grade is that learning and teaching will be more difficult and more expensive if Maryland students start from behind because we don’t do what is necessary to support their growth and development during the earliest years.
Baltimore’s sharp increases in the price of tap water to pay to fix antiquated infrastructure have pushed many customers beyond their ability to pay their bills, an independent economist has concluded.
Baltimore neighborhoods with the highest proportion of white residents receive almost double the funding in the’s city construction budget as those where black and other minorities are concentrated, according to a new Planning Department analysis of $670 million in spending over five years.
The patriotism of the poor is rooted in a widespread belief that America belongs to its people. There is a bottom-up, instinctive, protective and intense identification with the country. This is a people’s country.
A southwest Baltimore neighborhood in the shadow of two prestigious medical centers — one of which's researchers are international experts on asthma prevention — has higher rates of asthma related emergency room visits and hospiatlzations than other parts of the city.
Throughout the area, there are dozens of local nonprofit groups who are committed to serving those in need. Here is a listing of local helping organizations seeking donations of either money or items, or both.