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...

Doctors Saved Her Life, but She Cannot Afford the Cure

Submitted to the AFRO by Elijah Cummings Recently, a wonderful neighbor I met at Johns Hopkins Hospital gave me a real-life message that our nation and its government should hear. “Congressman,” she told me, “the doctors...

The Crisis of Faith and the Rise in Suicide Rates

Submitted to the AFRO by Kevin Daniels, Cashmere O’Neal and Paul Archibald The month of September is widely considered National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and it is observed as a time to bring education surrounding...

Jim Clyburn for Speaker of the House

Submitted to the AFRO by Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. No one questions the fact that for the past six decades, African Americans have overwhelmingly supported and voted for Democratic Party candidates for the United States...

Rutherford Defends Education Record

Submitted to the AFRO by Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford Over the past four years, I have had the privilege of visiting dozens of schools across our state. I have seen the strengths, and the...

Look to Public Libraries for Real Leadership

Submitted to the AFRO by Susan Benton No matter where you lie on the political spectrum, it’s tough not to argue we are in turbulent times. Can we depend on our local and national government...

Why Aren’t There More Black Sports Agents?

Submitted to the AFRO by Jaia Thomas The percentage of African-American players in the NFL is 70 percent. Meanwhile, the percentage of African-Americans who own an NFL franchise is 0 percent and the percentage of...

Fighting for an America that Works for Working Families

Submitted to the AFRO by Elijah Cummings For families `like my own, Labor Day each year is a civil rights holiday.  From our own life experience, we understand that attacks on our nation’s labor unions...

Franklin and McCain’s Lives Had More in Common than You Think

Submitted to the AFRO by Stephanie E. Myers During this divisive period in American history, our nation needs to decide if it wants to foster the cultural clashes seen so often today or, if it...

Rap, Money and Therapy

Submitted to the AFRO by Pascal Archimede Rap, this musical genre created in the 1970s in New York ghettos, often receives negative press due to some of its messages which glorify drugs, violence and misogyny. However,...

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