When Truth Overshadows Polished Testimony

Author James Baldwin said: “It is not the black child’s language that is in question, it is not their language that is despised. It...

Trump’s Quest to Unwrap the President Barack Obama Legacy What is it Really?

Recently Trump reportedly revived the birther theory that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States – a ridiculous assertion that Trump...

Writers’ Reflections 2012

  Teria Rogers  My favorite story that I covered this year was the “Many Blacks in D.C. Still Worried Despite Steep Drop in Killings” piece. This was...

Addressing Health Disparities: An Innovative Approach

As a child, I watched my father, an African American physician, work in some of the most underserved neighborhoods in our community. He treated...

The Enormous Blessing of Marion Barry’s Incessant Civil Rights Spirit

Washington D.C., indeed the entire Black community of this country, lost an enormous historical civil rights figure when former Washington D.C. Mayor passed away...

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...

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...

The AFRO Endorses: Senator Benjamin Cardin

On the verge of the General Election, Sen. Benjamin Cardin is sitting pretty, as one of the U.S. Senate incumbents with the best chances...

Our View: ‘I’ll Give you D.C.’

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray was outraged. D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton was livid, almost apoplectic. Even Illinois Democrat Danny Davis, ranking member on the...

Is Oprah’s $12 Million Gift Being Wisely Used?

Twelve million dollars? Now who could get twisted about media mogul Oprah Winfrey donating $12 million to the Smithsonian Institution’s African American History Museum,...

Dylann Roof Is A Terrorist And Should Be Treated Like One

Before Dylann Roof allegedly went on a shooting rampage at the historically Black Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., in which 9 people, including...

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...