Editorial

  • 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 than I. Then again, if what I heard during my travels on Election Day is true, many people were more interested in this job interview process being over, than they were […]

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  • 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 out of apathy, disgust, discouragement or because they lack a compelling local or national ...

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  • 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 – economy continuing to lag, never before has there been ...

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  • 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 these public and private schools play to spur the growth and development of individual Black students, ...

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  • 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 enhancements and changes. This election cycle is definitely full of firsts for the Washington, D.C. ...

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  • Bealefeld and Jessamy

    The people of Baltimore depend on the mayor, police commissioner and state's attorney to work together to increase the safety of the city. By and large, they do not care how it is done – as long as it does not infringe on their rights as they remain inside the bounds of the law ...

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  • Living Wage Is Key for Rebuilding Baltimore’s Economy

    The Baltimore City Council is considering a new law to guarantee that the city’s major retailers, such as Wal-Mart and 7-Eleven, pay employees decent, living wages. It’s smart economic development policy: full-time retail workers would see around $100 more in their paychecks each ...

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  • The Benefits of Smart Grid

    In Maryland, as across the nation, we are on the cusp of a giant leap forward in the way families and businesses use technology to monitor and manage energy consumption. The capabilities of smart grid are transformational and will rival the advances we have seen in information technology, ...

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  • The Great American Racial Abyss

    The summer of 2010 will not only be remembered for record-beating heat but also record-baiting racism. It’s ironic that 18 months into the historic presidency of Barack Obama this nation is sweltering in intolerance, ignorance and bickering, the likes of which civil rights icon W.E.B Du ...

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  • NUL Crosses The Century Marker

    This year, the National Urban League is celebrating 100 years of existence. It's also celebrating a century of service. Ruth Standish Baldwin and Dr. George Edmund Haynes founded the Committee on Urban Conditions Among Negroes on Sept. 29, 1910, in New York City. Later this group merged ...

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