We have to do more than tread water. The sense of urgency is great. A new wave of civic engagement in communities of color is necessary to move this agenda forward. It is the only way that opportunity for all will be attainable.
Lockheed Martin would seem to be an unlikely recipient of a lavish government handout, at least on the basis of need. Indeed, it is one of the world's largest business enterprises, with sales that reached $47 billion in 2012.
While living on a SNAP budget for just a week will not come close to the struggles encountered by low-income working families, it will provide a new perspective and greater understanding for those who take part.
My husband, a Marine, has been deployed four times. Each deployment has come with its own rewards and difficulties, but one constant has been the challenge of where to turn for resources for myself or to help a friend.
Emory Church Road is the very definition of a rustic road. So of course Montgomery County wants to allow a 50,000 square-foot structure with a parking lot big enough for 200 cars right in the middle of the picture.