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Simeon Booker—A Significant Reporter of the 1950-1970’s Civil Rights Wars Has Passed Away at...

America lost one of the most courageous journalists ever to put pen to paper. Simeon Booker died Dec. 10 at an assisted-living community in Solomons, Maryland. He was 99 years old. Booker was part journalist, part...

The Reality Bad Dream Called Trump

The lies from President Donald Trump just keep coming. How can Americans trust anything that comes out of Trump’s mouth? How can world leaders assess Trump’s global view and thus what is the true view...

When Do President Trump’s Misrepresentations Become Too Much?

President Donald Trump has a bad habit of stretching the truth—too often, and mostly for his own glorification.  Indeed it appears to happen so often that we are sadly wondering whether or not he...

St. Luke 2:1-20

“Every American has the right to be treated as a person. He should be able to find a job, educate his children, vote in the elections and be judged on his merits as a...

Inauguration Week—Our Celebration

From the AFRO’s first inauguration coverage in 1904, the temperament of the overall Black community surrounding the celebration of the seating of a new American president has in most cases been one of excitement...

Is Enduring 3 More Years of Trump Leadership Possible?

Donald Trump is wrapping up his first year as our 45th President in the White House and we’re left to ask this head-scratching question: How can Americans be expected to endure an additional three...

The AFRO’s First 125 Years

This year, the AFRO is celebrating the anniversary of the initial publication of its newspapers 125 years ago, in August 1892. At its inception, the AFRO’s objective was to inform and strengthen the African-American...

Our Next Steps

The realization of what we’ve just experienced in the recent election of Donald Trump to become our next president will take days, if not weeks, for most African Americans to digest.  It will probably...

House Speaker Paul Ryan: Party Politics “Trumps” Racisim

“Ryan, the Speaker of the House Republican Congressman from Wisconsin, blasted Trump this week, saying Trump's criticism of a judge because of his ethnic background are "the textbook definition of racist comments." "I regret these...

Finally Addressing Some of the Injustices in the American Criminal Justice System

One of the big topics at the NAACP’s annual convention in Philadelphia in July was the Criminal Justice system. The field, which has been under ongoing scrutiny amongst Blacks, was not only addressed by...

Have They Lost Their Judicial Minds?

A federal court recently ruled that assault weapons -- dangerous semi-automatic firearms -- are in such "common use" that owning them is a "fundamental right." It's absolute lunacy. Based on data compiled by Bloomberg, firearm...

Closing Balto’s City Jail–What Took Them So Long?

Now that Gov. Hogan has announced plans to “immediately” close the scandal plagued Men’s Detention Center housed in the Baltimore City Detention Center, questions must be asked. Namely, why did it take so long? Report...

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