Andrea K. McDaniels, The Baltimore Sun

Andrea K. McDaniels

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Past articles by Andrea:

Why I am thankful for the city of Baltimore

Baltimore has more than it's fair share of critics. Sadly, these folks have a one-dimensional view of the city, which has much to celebrate. Here's a list of Baltimore attributes to be thankful for. → Read More

When my mother-in-law helped desegregate Southern High School

I have thought about my mother-in-law, and her role in desegregating Southern High School in Baltimore, a lot this week at the start of another school year that has laid bare the disparities that still exist when it comes to education in this country. → Read More

Kamala Harris as VP is a long-overdue historic moment

Kamala Harris' elevation to vice presidential candidate is something that didn't come easy and without sacrifice from others who have toiled for years for equity in this country’s political process. Generations of Black women in particular set up the foundation for the right for others who look like them to hold higher office and for once not to be told “it’s not your turn.” → Read More

The death of Ahmaud Arbery: When running while black gets you killed

The killing of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery while running in Georgia yet again reflects the lack of value on black life that still exists in this country. → Read More

Opinion: Joe Biden is not an honorary black man — and that’s OK

Presidential candidate Joe Biden is an "honorary black man," according to House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn. Former presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker recalled during a recent fundraiser for Biden in Detroit how Clyburn used the phrase during a recent Congressional Black Caucus meeting. Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Epstein tweeted about Booker's recollection of the comment. A couple of weeks… → Read More

Making lynching a hate crime is long overdue

It is long overdue, but Congress has voted to make the brutal, racist act of lynching a hate crime. → Read More

McDaniels: In defense of Ravens QB Lamar Jackson’s Rolex gifts and African Americans’ right to be successful

African Americans were some of the loudest defenders of Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson after he was criticized for giving Rolex watches to teammates, because they know all too well the unfair scrutiny black people face when they do well in life. → Read More

Stop policing black women’s hair

Reports that actress Gabrielle Union's hair was deemed 'too black' by producers of America's Got Talent have renewed talks about hair discrimination and standards of beauty. → Read More

Stop policing black women’s hair

Reports that actress Gabrielle Union's hair was deemed 'too black' by producers of America's Got Talent have renewed talks about hair discrimination and standards of beauty. → Read More

This STD is more common than gonorrhea, but few people know about it. Johns Hopkins is hoping to change that.

Johns Hopkins researchers are spearheading efforts to raise awareness and learn more about a sexually transmitted disease few people know about but scientists believe makes people infertile. → Read More

Federal labor board finds Johns Hopkins Hospital tried to deter nurses from forming union

A federal labor board has ruled in favor of nurses at Johns Hopkins Hospital who said officials were trying to intimidate them out of forming a union. → Read More

Will this flu season in Maryland be as bad as last year?

The flu already has hit Maryland, killing two people so far this season. Nearly a dozen more have been hospitalized. Doctors are urging people to take precautions, such as getting vaccinated, so they don’t end up as one of those statistics. Dr. Jawad Saade, a family medicine physician at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, tells you all you need to know about the flu.… → Read More

Johns Hopkins University sees outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease

At least 129 people have been sickened with hand, food and mouth disease at Johns Hopkins. It's a highly contagious disease caused by a group of viruses also responsible for polio. → Read More

Parents of children with AFM being treated in Baltimore warn about rare, scary polio-like condition

Public health officials are ringing the alarm about AFM, a polio-like condition that afflicts 1 in a million, but can cause paralysis and even death. Doctors know little about it. → Read More

Teens in Maryland took a survey in 1960. It's now helping determine their risk for Alzheimer's.

Teens who scored well on a survey in 1960 with questions about academics, health and future aspirations are less likely to have developed Alzheimer's and other memory problems now that they are in their 70s. → Read More

Maryland extends drug coverage after judge rules state retirees don't have to switch plans

A federal judge in Maryland district court ruled this week that the state can't force state retirees to switch to a prescription drug plan that many said was too expensive. → Read More

Number of West Nile cases in Maryland is seven times higher than 2017, thanks to rainy summer

As one of Maryland’s rainiest summers comes to a close, the state has seen a corresponding spike in West Nile Virus cases. → Read More

As pregnancy-related deaths rise in Maryland and the U.S., local groups focus on maternal health

The number of pregnancy-related deaths in the United States is on par with some under-developed countries. → Read More

What is causing that twitching in your muscles?

Ever sit in a chair and feel twitching in your eye? Or maybe your calf muscle. You may suffer from benign fasciculation syndrome. → Read More

STDs such as syphilis and gonorrhea rising rapidly in Maryland

Doctors and public officials in Maryland are dealing with increasing STD rates. → Read More