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Once Again – Message From the CEO

August 15, 2019

Over the past ten years, I have written a number of messages about gun violence, particularly after mass killings. And, like many others, I have called on our elected representatives to pass legislation that will begin to curb the national epidemic of domestic terrorism that has led to so many needless deaths. After Sandy Hook. […]

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I Want to Live There – Message From the CEO

August 1, 2019

I have lived in Baltimore City for the past 35 years. I was born in Baltimore. My parents were raised in Baltimore. My children were born in Baltimore. Elijah Cummings was my Congressman for many years (I didn’t move, but the district line did). He is a man of dignity and grace, a dedicated public […]

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Today’s Lynchings – Message From the CEO

July 19, 2019

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Montgomery, AL, and go to the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Truth and Justice, both projects of the Equal Justice Initiative. As powerful as the words of Bryan Stephenson, founder and executive director, are in his book, Just Mercy, and in the recent […]

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Highlights from Essential Conversations on Human Services 2019

June 20, 2019

On June 11, we came together as a human service community to have essential conversations at our 2019 Annual Convening. We learned from each other and challenged ourselves to address some of the principal issues that face us today. We know that these conversations are critical building blocks to the actions we take to ensure […]

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Connect – Message From the CEO

May 23, 2019

Four years ago, Mohammed AL Samawi was hoping to survive. One more hour, one more day, for a future. He was caught up in the war that was breaking out in his native Yemen. It is a war of competing interests, internal to Yemen and controlled by global powers that operate at a level divorced […]

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