Black Press Week Comes to D.C.

The week of March 25 – 29 leaders in Black news, from around the country, attended the National Newspaper Publishers Association's annual Black Press...

University of Maryland President: ‘Hateful’ Email Didn’t Violate Policy

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland's president says a student's racist and sexist email to fraternity brothers was "hateful and reprehensible,"...

‘No Shots Fired’ to Remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

It’s been 47 years since the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., and those who are old enough still...

Selma: Not Fixed Yet, Klan Still Powerful

Expansion of the previous AFRO article, "Selma Celebrant Observes: State of Selma Belies Civil Rights Victories". During spring break, Alexis Toliver, a senior neuroscience major...

Study: States Have Means to Fight Increasing Gap between Rich and Poor

Increasing the minimum wage, guaranteeing paid sick leave and enforcing equal pay laws are all ways states can address the increasing wealth gap between...

Selma Celebrant Observes: State of Selma Belies Civil Rights Victories

During the recent spring break, Alexis Toliver, a senior neuroscience major at Johns Hopkins University, forewent the sandy beaches of Cancun, Mexico, for the...

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Released to D.C.-area Halfway House

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. will begin a stay in a halfway house in the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore area following his release from a federal...

April Ryan, Political Lion

April D. Ryan is veteran journalist who has been a White House correspondent for the past 18 years. She also serves as the Washington...

Rethinking the Recognition of Doris Miller

First in a series. Doris “Dorie” Miller, and hundreds of other messmen who were serving breakfast that morning, never dreamed that day in 1941, was...

Recommendations Strongly Warranted in Presidential Task Force Policing Report

The conflict between police and communities has existed for decades. Recent episodes of killings by police on unarmed Black males has reached an alarming...

Black Women for Positive Change Participate in History in Selma

Black Women for Positive Change (BW4PC), a national policy-focused network of African-American women recently organized a delegate of 21 members and guests to attend...

Racism Defines Lynch Delay

Supporters of President Obama's embattled U.S. attorney general nominee are arguing that race and sex are the real reasons her U.S. Senate confirmation is being delayed....