O’Malley: Actions are Louder Than Words

Click here to view the AFRO 2010 Endorsements for selected Congressional, State-wide, and County races. Probably the most important race in Maryland this election is the governorship. With the national – and the state’s –...

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...

Paula Deen’s Stew

Here’s the dry rub about the whole celebrity cook Paula Deen BBQ: it’s really no great shock that a Low Country Southern woman of a certain age once used the “N-word,” or maybe still...

Warning: The Rising D.C. Homicides Threat

As the summer nears its end, the death toll in D.C. is not subsiding. The city’s homicide count, for 2015, currently stands at 91 victims, a 28.2 percent increase, from 71 victims, at the...

The Robocall Scandal, and What Bob Ehrlich Owes Our Community

Former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr. made a prudent decision in pledging not to run for public office again now that he has lost his bid for reelection. His thinly-veiled association with what has...

‘Program Duplication’ At Last- -Acknowledged

The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland on Oct. 7, rendered its long awaited decision in the Historical Black College & University (HBCU) Equality Lawsuit. This is the lawsuit initiated by a...

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...

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 lose their money to him, too. Imagine this bitter irony:...

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...

The AFRO Endorses: Rep. Elijah Cummings

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D) is set for a rematch against Republican challenger Frank Mirabile on Nov. 6. The last time the pair faced off in 2010, Mirabile lost to Cummings with 23 percent...

The Curtain Rises on Black Women Candidates

Will “This Girl is on Fire,” be the rallying cry for African American women candidates in the upcoming campaign season? It’s already been adopted by one Democratic candidate, D.C. Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser,...

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...

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