Raynard Jackson…Voters Face a Taxing Problem

With a lame duck session of Congress convening next week, everyone is talking about whether the Bush tax cuts should be extended or allowed to expire at the end of this year. Republicans argue...

Efforts to Suppress Voter Turnout Cannot Be Tolerated

Over the last decade, we’ve seen repeated efforts to suppress voter turnout. Unfortunately, this year was no different. On Election Day, Nov. 2, tens of thousands of Marylanders received phone calls telling them that...

Deborah Mathis…How Did Militant Ignorance Become the Norm?

The time: Late 2003 The place: A newsroom in Washington, D.C. The event: A veteran Republican senator dispatches a news release, announcing the authorization of a new, jobs-making project in the state he represents. The upside: News...

George E. Curry…What President Obama Should Do Next

(NNPA) — For Republicans, the Nov. 2 midterm elections were about 2012, not 2010.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made that clear in a speech to the Heritage Foundation.  He said, “…The fact is,...

Elijah Cummings…Our Sense of Priorities

The Senate’s Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, was quoted by the National Journal recently as declaring: “The single most important thing want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” This, to...

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...

Joseph Phillips….Sell-outs at the NAACP

For decades the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People fought the good fight against racial discrimination. The organization was instrumental in defeating Jim Crow and discrimination in the workplace; it led the charge...

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...

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 –...

Adrienne T. Washington…No Supermanor SuperwomanNeeded to Fix D.C. Schools

Let’s get one thing straight from the outset: D.C. School Chancellor Michelle Rhee fired herself. No surprise that Rhee’s resignation was announced two weeks ago at a press conference staged by outgoing D.C. Mayor...

Rep. Elijah Cummings…Our Right – and Our Reason – to Vote

I will never forget Election Day 2002 – nor will I ever stop fighting to defeat the political forces that would stoop to intimidation or trickery. Back in 2002, I arrived at my local voting...

Natalie M. Cofield…Demanding Jobs Doesn’t Prepare People to Make Them

A few weeks ago, tens of thousands gathered at the Lincoln Memorial for the One Nation March on Washington. The purpose of this rally:  jobs and equal access to fundamental human rights for all...

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