The Republicans Control Congress. Now What?

The third-highest ranking member of the Republican controlled House of Representatives gave a speech before a White supremacist group run by David Duke in 2002. And while Steve Scalise of Louisiana apologized after the...

Race in the DMV races

Post-racial politics? The issue of race in 2014, particularly in the local Democratic primaries, is already a determining factor. The rapidly changing demographics in the DMV—D.C., Maryland and Virginia—are not only redrawing the landscape...

Who Will Look Out For HBCU Interests If Caret is the Next Chancellor?

When it comes to the University System of Maryland (USM), in the eyes of many members of the Black community, a fox has been deployed into the educational chicken coup to guard our HBCU...

In a Shooting Rampage, D.C. Became a Small, Tightly-Knit Family

Monday’s shooting rampage at the Navy Yard, when 13 people and the alleged gunman, Aaron Alexis of Ft. Worth, Texas, were killed, was yet another a stark and painful reminder for those of us...

Bungling the Telling of Black History

If you relied on Hollywood’s revisionist historical docudramas, you’d think that White men fought to the death to win freedom for America’s Black slaves while they sat passively and sang spirituals until liberty was...

Sorry Sessoms, WE DON’T BUY IT

A nearly $8,000 ticket to Egypt? A $2,000 trip to San Antonio? A chauffeur-driven Lincoln Navigator? Does the controversial University of the District of Columbia President Allen Sessoms really believe he can simply explain...

Signs of Hope

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.” When he unknowingly signed onto the fight for civil rights for “Negroes,” he had no idea...

Ben Carson: Candidate-in-Waiting? Or New GOP Toy?

A major television network anoints him “The New Conservative Folk Hero.” A Wall Street Journal editorial and a T-shirt available online hail “Ben Carson for President.” Well, maybe not for president, but some in Maryland Republican...

D.C., Prince George’s Battle to Shape up Public Schools

What prompted former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin to tweet “unflippingbelieveable,” about MSNBC’s host Melissa Harris-Perry? Gun control, gay marriage, or immigration? No, it’s public education. Nothing triggers our passions or hits us as...

Tough Love is Not Enough

The fundamental question today is how do you teach children, and even some adults, the value of life, theirs and others? Maybe we wouldn’t have to endure pedantic and polarizing debates about who should...

D.C. Special Election Turns on Difference Between Race and Racism

Anytime anyone attempts to discuss or defuse misunderstandings about intractable racism in America, which is still unable to reconcile its historic and hidden affects even today, they better be prepared for some backlash. To...

AFRO Prayers Go Out to Congressman Stokes

Congressman Louis Stokes is a political giant in Washington and across the Nation. He has made several contributions to Black causes and to the people of Ohio. Prayers go up for him, during this...

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