This is what ‘our democracy restored’ will look like

Submitted to the AFRO by Elijah Cummings After 22 disheartening months of the Trump presidency, the Pew Research Center released a national survey,  Sept. 26, with encouraging news for the future of our democracy. With just...

Leveraging Pastors’ Support for Hogan to Settle HBCU Case

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Marvin ‘Doc’ Cheatham, Sr. The recent declaration of support given by several Maryland Black pastors for the reelection of Larry Hogan as Governor has generated mixed reactions in the...

Jesse Louis Jackson is our Civil Rights Icon

Submitted to the AFRO by Julianne Malveaux Rev. Jesse Louis Jackson turned 77 on Oct. 8. Nobody has led a less storied life. He first took a public stand for civil rights when he was...

Nike can sacrifice something too.

Submitted to the AFRO by Jessicah Pierre Nike’s latest “Just Do It” ad campaign includes a number of A-list athletes: LeBron James, Serena Williams, Odell Beckham Jr. — and most controversially, Colin Kaepernick. In case you’ve...

Why Black America is struggling with Heathcliff Huxtable going to jail

Submitted to the AFRO by James L. Walker Jr. Bill Cosby will spend the next three years in a Pennsylvania prison as a state judge declared justice’s time had come.“It is time for justice. Mr....

Facing History and Ourselves Op-Ed

Submitted to the AFRO by Alayna Washington I teach in a city that is known for its architecture, cuisine and diversity; but also for its pronounced racial segregation, inequity and violence. A place where students...

Dispatches From Baltimore: A City at War

Submitted to the AFRO by Wise Whitehead Reading about Baltimore City through the lens of a Black mother offers the outside world an analytical framework for trying to interpret and understand the intricacies of what...

Doctors Saved Her Life, but She Cannot Afford the Cure

Submitted to the AFRO by Elijah Cummings Recently, a wonderful neighbor I met at Johns Hopkins Hospital gave me a real-life message that our nation and its government should hear. “Congressman,” she told me, “the doctors...

The Crisis of Faith and the Rise in Suicide Rates

Submitted to the AFRO by Kevin Daniels, Cashmere O’Neal and Paul Archibald The month of September is widely considered National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and it is observed as a time to bring education surrounding...

Jim Clyburn for Speaker of the House

Submitted to the AFRO by Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. No one questions the fact that for the past six decades, African Americans have overwhelmingly supported and voted for Democratic Party candidates for the United States...

Rutherford Defends Education Record

Submitted to the AFRO by Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford Over the past four years, I have had the privilege of visiting dozens of schools across our state. I have seen the strengths, and the...

Look to Public Libraries for Real Leadership

Submitted to the AFRO by Susan Benton No matter where you lie on the political spectrum, it’s tough not to argue we are in turbulent times. Can we depend on our local and national government...

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