The Trump Shut Down Rolls On

By Steve Cole Let’s imagine the unimaginable. The partial U.S. government shutdown, now a record at nearly a month long, continues for another month, maybe two. Lots of paychecks missed. Lots of government services not...

The Annual Whitewashing of Martin Luther King Jr.

Submitted By Wim Laven Every year I ask myself questions about the shameful exploitation of Martin Luther King Jr.--why do Americans love to disgrace his message so much? Why is it so popular that we...

COMMENTARY: Soft-core lynching

By Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Newswire Contributor I have been thinking about Jermaine Massey quite a bit since I heard about his story at the DoubleTree Hotel in Portland, Oregon. This was the case of...

COMMENTARY: The Hypocrisy Surrounding the R. Kelly Debate

By Raynard Jackson, NNPA Newswire Contributor I usually don’t write about salacious issues involving sex, scandal, and other issues I consider a waste of time; but because of the volume of calls and emails asking...

Black Tech Genius Is All Around Us – Amazon Should Take Note While Building...

Submitted to the AFRO by Ateya Ball-Lacy Black genius is all around us. It is inescapable. We see it in our neighborhoods. We see it in our schools. We see it in our churches. Black...

State Solutions for Baltimore City Police

Submitted to the AFRO by By Cory McCray At its best, government exists to serve an essential function: helping people. Reaching this goal can only be achieved when the public agencies created to help people...

Adjust

Submitted By Tom H. Hastings "They'll make adjustments. They always do." So said Donald Trump when a reporter asked him about the millions of people directly affected by his shutdown. Yes, millions. Nearly 400,000 federal workers are not...

Today, I Am a (Black) Man (Kofi Elijah Whitehead)

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead Written by Kofi Elijah Whitehead I have spent the last four years trying to find answers to the questions that were posed to me by my mother...

State Achievement Goals for Black Students Lower Than Whites by 23 Points

By The Buckeye Review, NNPA Newswire Contributor The Ohio State Department of Education published its goals for White students at 86.3 versus 63.4 for Black students, as reported by the Performance Index Subgroup Data. The...

King of Comedy vs. King of Kings

Submitted to the AFRO by Jomo K. Johnson When unarmed blacks were being shot in the summer of 2016, it was the voice of D.L. Hughley that served a consistent clarion call for justice and...

Attention — Are we now all clear about climate change?

By Bill Fletcher Jr., NNPA Newswire Contributor In the last two months we have had two devastating hurricanes along with two devastating reports regarding climate change. If anyone wants to further deny the reality of climate...

COMMENTARY: Living in America While Being Black Under the Trump Regime

By Roger Caldwell, NNPA Newswire Contributor In 2018, many Black people in America believe that it is not important or relevant to consider them Black. They see their race as human, and they have no...

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