Restoring Government and Helping Our Nation

By Elijah Cummings Individuals who overcome barriers to “getting ahead” and business leaders who recognize their ability to contribute deserve our admiration.  Yet, even as we acknowledge these Americans for “doing good while also doing...

Juneteenth: Freedom’s Promise Still Denied to Blacks Unable to Make Bail

By Matthew Larson June 19 marks Juneteenth, a celebration of the de facto end of slavery in the United States. For hundreds of thousands of African-Americans stuck in pretrial detention – accused but not convicted of...

Despite Misleading Attacks, the Choice is Clear: Re-elect Mosby

By AFRO Editorial Staff Early voting in Maryland begins June 14 and Baltimore is faced with one of its most critical elections in many years, especially when it comes to issues of law enforcement and...

Reflections from Honorable Black Fathers Amid Dishonorable Myths

By Kevin Daniels, Lawrence Jackson and Paul Archibald Over fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson designated through an executive order the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. While African traditions always celebrated fatherhood...

Time to Stop White House Championship Visits

By Matthew Ritchie, Special to the AFRO The Philadelphia Eagles were the latest team to not visit the White House to celebrate their championship victory. After less than 5 Eagles players and staff committed to...

An Orchestra of Hope for Baltimore’s Future

By Elijah Cummings, Special to the AFRO Anyone with any doubts about the value of “OrchKids,” the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s instrumental music program for inner city students, should listen to what young Asia Palmer, a...

Don’t Lose Sight of DC’s Charter School Success

By Dr. Ramona Edelin, Special to the AFRO As controversy continues to swirl around public education in the District of Columbia, with much misunderstanding and misinformation as well as genuine problems, District parents, guardians, and...

The Supreme Court Case Unions Are Anxiously Watching

By Kenneth Wiley, Special to the AFRO It’s hard to imagine things getting any worse for African-Americans these days, whether it’s police shootings, Starbucks or the rise of hate crimes. However, no one is talking...

Year Up Changes Lives

By Davone Banks, Special to the AFRO “Your story may not have had the happiest of beginnings, but that doesn’t make you who you are. It is the rest of your story, who you choose...

Environmental Fake News and The Truth

By Cathy Allen, Special to the AFRO Last week I was on social media and ran across a post with a lovely picture of a honey bee covered in pollen inside a flower bloom with...

Celebrating Pentecost In the Midst of a Divided Evangelicalism?

By Kevin Daniels, Special to the AFRO All around the country and, specifically in the city of Baltimore, people are celebrating the Feast of Pentecost (Shavuot). Pentecost is believed by most evangelicals and mainline denominations...

On Finally Leaving Scandal-Plagued R. Kelly Behind

By Vance Brinkly, Special to the AFRO I remember the first time I came across music by R Kelly. I was 10-years-old, a nerdy, rather chubby kid bent on scavenging through people’s CD cases for movies...
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