They Tried to Bury Us, They Didn’t Know We Are Seeds

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead I believe that it is now fair to say that despite our best intentions—our marches and our calls for peace, our prayers, sage burning, and our...

Do Children All Need to Succeed the Same Way?

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Elizabeth Primas The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines standards as, “something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model or example. For example,” the Egyptians established the 365-day calendar,...

Squeegee Car Window Washers Need Not Draw Commuters’ Ire

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Ken Morgan Recently, the local daily paper reported that the Downtown Partnership “will place unarmed security guards at selected downtown intersections next week to stop squeegee window washers’.  Many...

Intentional or Incompetence—Voter Suppression Where We Live

Submitted to the AFRO by Wim Laven Early voting started in Georgia on Oct. 15. I arrived at my polling place at 1:56 p.m. and completed voting at 4:19 p.m. It is reported that county officials...

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Programs Fail to Forgive

Submitted to the AFRO by Charlene Crowell, NNPA Newswire Contributor Across the nation and multiple generations, student loan debt now surpasses $1.5 trillion. The anxiety shared by borrowers from all walks of life seeking ways...

This is what ‘our democracy restored’ will look like

Submitted to the AFRO by Elijah Cummings After 22 disheartening months of the Trump presidency, the Pew Research Center released a national survey,  Sept. 26, with encouraging news for the future of our democracy. With just...

Leveraging Pastors’ Support for Hogan to Settle HBCU Case

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Marvin ‘Doc’ Cheatham, Sr. The recent declaration of support given by several Maryland Black pastors for the reelection of Larry Hogan as Governor has generated mixed reactions in the...

Jesse Louis Jackson is our Civil Rights Icon

Submitted to the AFRO by Julianne Malveaux Rev. Jesse Louis Jackson turned 77 on Oct. 8. Nobody has led a less storied life. He first took a public stand for civil rights when he was...

Nike can sacrifice something too.

Submitted to the AFRO by Jessicah Pierre Nike’s latest “Just Do It” ad campaign includes a number of A-list athletes: LeBron James, Serena Williams, Odell Beckham Jr. — and most controversially, Colin Kaepernick. In case you’ve...

Why Black America is struggling with Heathcliff Huxtable going to jail

Submitted to the AFRO by James L. Walker Jr. Bill Cosby will spend the next three years in a Pennsylvania prison as a state judge declared justice’s time had come.“It is time for justice. Mr....

Facing History and Ourselves Op-Ed

Submitted to the AFRO by Alayna Washington I teach in a city that is known for its architecture, cuisine and diversity; but also for its pronounced racial segregation, inequity and violence. A place where students...

Dispatches From Baltimore: A City at War

Submitted to the AFRO by Wise Whitehead Reading about Baltimore City through the lens of a Black mother offers the outside world an analytical framework for trying to interpret and understand the intricacies of what...

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