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Once Again – Message From the CEO

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Once Again – Message From the CEO

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

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

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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Connect – Message From the CEO

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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A Shell Game – Message From the CEO

Whenever I am in New York City, I am fascinated by the number of people gathered around corner shell games or three card monte. The game seems simple, only a matter of keeping your eye trained on the shell with the ball or the queen. But, if it is so easy, why does no one […]

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