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Elise Bryant: Labor’s Sister of Hope

Artwork by Mike Konopacki “Next time someone asks you about the labor movement rather than explaining it, introduce them to Elise Bryant instead. Her art, her politics, her way of being, all blends into one. When she sings, you can feel […]

Elise Bryant: Labor’s Sister of Hope

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Artwork by Mike Konopacki “Next time someone asks you about the labor movement rather than explaining it, introduce them to Elise Bryant instead. Her art, her politics, her way of being, all blends into one. When she sings, you can feel […]

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Reflections on the 116th Congress

Photo used under a Creative Commons license from flickr user Alvin Feng. When I was 12 years old, I traveled from Connecticut to Washington, D.C. My dad cried at the

Western Marylanders March for gun sanity

Can you hear the prayer of the children? On bended knee, in the shadow of an unknown room Empty eyes with no more tears to cry Turning heavenward toward the light  ‘Prayer of

West Virginia Teachers: ‘Our strike is opening eyes’

BRUCETON MILLS, W. VA — On March 5, my wife, a retired teacher, and I waited until the temps hit the low 30s to leave our Western Maryland vacation

DNA and ‘Shitholes’

Can we ever quantify how many narratives and images or how much pain President Trump provoked when he asked why our nation should welcome the refuse of “shithole countries?” I

Former steelworkers divided over NFL protests

Illustration by Mike Konopacki Since President Trump called protesting NFL players “sons of bitches,” who should be fired on September 22, I have been reading dozens of Facebook posts on

Baltimore’s ‘History Songwriter’ Joe Defilippo honors changemakers

Bill Pratt, Leslie Darr, Joe DeFilippo, Bill Phelan, Sue Tice  Joe Defilippo might be Baltimore’s best history songwriter. For decades, the former Baltimore County teacher from Owings Mills recorded songs for

Hundreds honor Bowie State student Richard Collins III

Bowie State University’s auditorium filled quickly on Monday for an evening memorial service to honor Richard Collins III, a senior and freshly commissioned U.S. Army second lieutenant who was due

Preakness: Hilltop’s ‘Hoof Man’

A Dartmouth green awning shrouded the Preakness horses inside the stakes barn at Pimlico. Only their nameplates were fully visible. D. Wayne Lukas, the legendary trainer, in his trademark

Turner Station salutes ‘Henrietta Lacks’ film

Tens of thousands of activists were returning home April 23 on Interstate 95 North, wringing out the wet from Washington, D.C.’s March for Science, checking their cell phones to

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