Dr. King’s Vision and Our Democracy Restored

By Elijah Cummings, Special to the AFRO On April 4, America will mark the 50th anniversary of one of the darkest hours in our national history. We will pause to recall that heartbreaking moment in...

Celebrating Easter in Unusual Times

By Kevin Daniels, Special to the AFRO Most of the country is pausing this particular week to celebrate the annual holiday of Easter, which many deem as the sacrificial heroic life and death of Jesus Christ...

The Power of Plants to Heal

I truly believe that plants have a natural connection with all life. That connection in humans brings forth stimulation of the five senses, body balance and healing energy. For plants, it provides the bond...

Blacks in the Military: We Must Defend Those Who Defend Us

The military is one of our nation’s most revered and essential institutions, filled with courageous men and women who willingly sacrifice so much for our nation’s greater good. It is a point of pride...

To Help DC’s Restaurant Workers, Save Our Tips

I can still hear my Jamaican mother’s voice, questioning why I, who’d graduated with a degree in social work, was instead making ends meet as a server at Bistro Bis. It was 20 years...

What Kind of Nation Have We Become When We Fail to Protect Our Children?

In the wake of yet another mass slaughter of innocent Americans, I am writing to implore my colleagues in both the Congress and our state legislatures to go to CNN’s website and listen carefully...

Trump’s Racism is the Key to Evangelical Support

In the many months since the release of the infamous Access Hollywood tapes, Donald Trump’s character has been called in question several times.  He has been accused of sexually assaulting or harassing 19 different women. ...

Discover the Power of Unplugging

Technology has been one of my BFFs ever since I discovered its power when I logged in to the LexisNexis research service as a first-year law student at Howard University School of Law in...

Baltimore Students Deserve to Feel Safe

Last year a Baltimore school police officer pled guilty to assault charges for slapping and kicking a 16-year-old student. In 2015, another school police officer pled guilty to assault charges after walloping an unarmed...

How Untreated Kidney Disease Can Destroy the Body

African Americans make up about 13 percent of the population, but they account for 35 percent of people with kidney failure in the United States. According to the National Kidney Foundation, African Americans are...

If You Need Inspiration, Look to Selma

U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris delivered the following remarks at the Martin and Coretta King Unity Breakfast in Selma, Alabama, as a part of the 25th Annual Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee on March 4....

Frederick Douglass: The Lion of Anacostia

Black History Month included a special anniversary for Washingtonians and many others besides, marking the 200thanniversary of Frederick Douglass’s birth.  Born into slavery in Maryland in 1818, the famous social reformer, writer, abolitionist, orator...

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