Did the Stark Signs Read,’Am I Next?’ Or ‘I Am Next”

Had to do a dyslexic double-take after seeing the photo of three little black boys holding up sings with that gut-wrenching Tupac lyric, “Am...

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...

The AFRO Endorses Barack Obama for President of the United States

President Barack Obama is running for a second term on the strength of his health care reform, his foreign policy initiatives, job creation, the...

The Wall Street Journal is Wrong

Once again historically Black post-secondary institutions find themselves the target of an unwarranted and deceitful attack. This rhetoric marginalizes and mischaracterizes the vital role...

What is Ben Carson thinking?

Ben Carson, conservative author and noted neurosurgeon, is acting as if he may run for president as a Republican. Despite his conspicuous lack of...

On the Scandal Sheets

2010 saw its share of hot messes stemming from the perennial swamp of Congress to the pulpit. Many were surprised when longtime legislator , D-N.Y.,...

Zimmerman Acquittal Could Double Loss for Trayvon Martin’s Family

The family of Trayvon Martin not only lost their 17-year-old son at the hands of George Zimmerman, a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer. They could...

Election 2010: Not Sure it Changes Anything

Well the results are in, and Election 2010 has come to a close. I find it hard to imagine anyone more excited about that...

Washington View

“Be vigilant, for nothing one achieves lasts forever,” cautions Moroccan poet and writer Tahar Ben Jelloun. Though he didn’t say these words, this was the...

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...

Are Conservative Republicans = to Racist?

From re-districting (where in Florida the state Supreme Court recently struck down as unconstitutional a re-districted map drawn primarily by Republicans) to voter ID...

The Drama Unfolding Around the Real Bill Cosby

There are so, so, many women. They all tell similar horrifying stories of being drugged and sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby, a man who...