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, being erected prominently on the National Mall? Surprisingly a number...

AFRO’s Primary Endorsements for Washington, D.C.

On Aug. 30, Washington voters began to cast their votes in the primary election. This is the first time the District has allowed early voting and along with that, initiated a variety of other...

Hold the Police Accountable; Don’t Burn the Block Down

Time and time again we destroy our own neighborhoods when something terrible happens. We did it in Detroit, we did in Los Angeles, we did it in Baltimore. And now, we're doing it again...

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...

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...

Fake Pot: Beware the Unknown Danger

The District recently set its sights on addressing the distribution of synthetic marijuana that is apparently beginning to plague the streets. This fake pot mimics in various ways the effect of marijuana and due...

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...

VOTE!

On the eve of what pundits are calling "historic mid-term elections," I have only one message to share. If you haven't already done so, VOTE. There is a fear many voters will stay home...

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...

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...

Honoring Our Veterans

An armistice ending the hostilities between Germany and the Allied Nations became effective on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. Armistice Day, which was commemorated for the first time on November...

Thanks for the Memories

From entertainers to business moguls and models, the world lost a number of standout figures in 2010. News of their deaths sent shockwaves throughout the public, as fans mourned their losses. Here, the AFRO...

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