Honor the Fallen by Doing Our Job

By Brian Karem, Special to the AFRO During the American Revolution community newspapers, in the embryonic country, bound citizens together with provocative editorials and news of the day as citizens rose up to break free...

A Better Vision for America

By Congressman Elijah Cummings, Special to the AFRO Sharply contrasting visions of America clashed in Washington last month exemplifying an ongoing struggle for the hearts, minds and future of the American People. Official Inhumanity In the days and...

What About Us? A Letter from America’s Children

By Ron Harris, Special to the AFRO Dear U.S. Media, Democrats, Republicans, Independents and to the concerned Americans who poured out into the streets to protest Donald Trump’s cruel and faulty immigration policies, What about us? We...

Listen to the Poor and Disenfranchised

By William Barber II and Liz Theoharis The Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis spoke on a panel June 26 on poverty in the U.S. with UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty Philip Alston. Following the panel,...

GOP Scheming Under Obama Led to Travel Ban

By Ben Cardin The following is taken from a statement from U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) on the Supreme Court upholding the Trump administration ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries. It has been...

An Innovative Approach to Infrastructure Needs

By Robbi Jones and Eric Chatman Forty-six million Americans live in poverty. From distressed inner-cities, to poor rural towns, millions of people live in areas with substandard housing, crumbling infrastructure and where economic opportunity is scarce.  While...

Democrats Should Consider an Outsider in 2020

By Ty’rique Sims, Special to the AFRO Recently, Howard Schultz announced he will be stepping down as the Executive Chairman of Starbucks. Schultz’s name has been linked to becoming a non-political candidate for the upcoming...

Restoring Government and Helping Our Nation

By Elijah Cummings Individuals who overcome barriers to “getting ahead” and business leaders who recognize their ability to contribute deserve our admiration.  Yet, even as we acknowledge these Americans for “doing good while also doing...

Juneteenth: Freedom’s Promise Still Denied to Blacks Unable to Make Bail

By Matthew Larson June 19 marks Juneteenth, a celebration of the de facto end of slavery in the United States. For hundreds of thousands of African-Americans stuck in pretrial detention – accused but not convicted of...

Despite Misleading Attacks, the Choice is Clear: Re-elect Mosby

By AFRO Editorial Staff Early voting in Maryland begins June 14 and Baltimore is faced with one of its most critical elections in many years, especially when it comes to issues of law enforcement and...

Reflections from Honorable Black Fathers Amid Dishonorable Myths

By Kevin Daniels, Lawrence Jackson and Paul Archibald Over fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson designated through an executive order the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. While African traditions always celebrated fatherhood...

Time to Stop White House Championship Visits

By Matthew Ritchie, Special to the AFRO The Philadelphia Eagles were the latest team to not visit the White House to celebrate their championship victory. After less than 5 Eagles players and staff committed to...
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