COMMENTARY: Learn Your Numbers During Stroke Awareness Month

By Roger Caldwell, NNPA Newswire Contributor May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and it is very significant to me, because I am a stroke survivor. As a stroke survivor, I consider myself to be a...

COMMENTARY: To Commemorate Brown, Support Our Teachers

UDCTV is available on youtube.com. For booking, wholesale inquiries or for more info visit www.juliannemalveaux.com. By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Newswire Contributor Sixty-five years ago, the Supreme Court ruled, in the Brown v. Board of Education case,...

Singleton’s Death a Stark Reminder of Stroke Signs and Prevention

By Dr. Janet Seabrook When I first heard that award-winning, Hollywood film producer John Singleton had been placed on life support, I immediately wanted to know: why? After all, I knew he was barely 50,...

COMMENTARY: What a Time to Bey

By Chelle Wilson, Texas Metro News Columnist I notice that it is only when my mother is working in her flowers that she is radiant, almost to the point of being invisible—except as Creator: hand...

Supporting a world-class education for all Americans

Submitted to the AFRO by Congressman Elijah Cummings Here in Maryland, our legislature is currently working to increase state funding for public education in line with the recommendations of the Kirwan Commission. Our federal government...

We Need an Urgent Black Education Dialogue

Submitted to the AFRO by Michelle Harvey Recent months have experienced an uptick in reporting on the troubled state of education for Black students in the K-12 space. After sifting through “Project Implicit” data, Princeton...

Black Women In Defense of Ourselves

By Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead, Special to the AFRO In 1991, in eight major newspapers around the country, more than 1600 Black women signed and published a statement publicly defending and standing up for and...

Letters To the Editor

Submitted to the AFRO by Former Mayor, Sheila Dixon Dear Editor, Baltimore is struggling but I have no doubt that the city will bounce back and become even stronger. I pray for Ex-Officio Mayor Bernard Young...

OPINION: The Interlopers Better Recognize that Howard University isn’t going Anywhere

By Kyra E. Azore, Originally published by The Grio (www.thegrio.com) For more than 150 years, Howard University has been located on sacred land. This great institution has been the training ground for so many global change...

The Impact of Open Shame on Mental Wellness

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Tonya C. Phillips Baltimore City has once again made national news with the recent scandal concerning its Mayor. Local and national media outlets have ensured that the public...

COMMENTARY: James Byrd’s Killer Didn’t Deserve the Death Penalty

By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Newswire Contributor Killing is wrong. Killing Black people because they are Black is even more wrong. Lynching Black people is exponentially wrong. So why was I opposed to the state-imposed killing...

A Legislative Session We Can Be Proud Of

Submitted to the AFRO by Sen. Cory McCray As a freshman Maryland State Senator serving the 45th Legislative District every day, I can say that I am honored to represent my neighbors in Northeast and...

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