100+ Women Support Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby

Support for Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby (August 5, 2016) Claims of police brutality or misconduct are not unwarranted and should not be seen as egregious, much like complaints against a teacher or...

Homegrown DC School Leaders Need More Support

By Dr. Ramona Edelin, Special to the AFRO With the scandal surrounding the federal investigation into inflated high-school graduation rates at D.C. Public Schools—the traditional public school system—and the decision of the charter board to revoke...

How Untreated Kidney Disease Can Destroy the Body

African Americans make up about 13 percent of the population, but they account for 35 percent of people with kidney failure in the United States. According to the National Kidney Foundation, African Americans are...

New MTA Bus Routes Will Link Baltimore Residents and Jobs

Beginning June 20, Baltimore-area residents will have a new way to get around town with bus routes that will greatly improve suburb-to-suburb connectivity – and link Baltimore residents to jobs and life’s other opportunities. As...

An Open Letter to Morgan State University President David Wilson

Dear Dr. David Wilson, Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to address my concerns about closing the doors of WEAA-FM as a “Source for Cool Jazz” forever. I have lived in nine different radio markets...

A Black People’s North Korea Policy

We as Black people need to think, see and listen for ourselves as the U.S. asserts its right to take preemptive military action against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to knock out...

First Legally Sanctioned Racial Discrimination Case in the U.S. in the 21st Century

Rare is the case when conservatives and liberals, from Dr. Ben Carson to Reverend Jesse Jackson, and from Breitbart News to The Afro American Newspapers, join voices with leaders of over 500 faith-based organizations...

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"There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right."  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (June...

Let’s Talk About Sex and Consent

By Marlyn Thomas, Special to the AFRO Salt n’ Pepa’s 1991 track melodically instructs us, “Let’s talk about sex...let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that could be.” Almost thirty years...

The Power of Plants to Heal

I truly believe that plants have a natural connection with all life. That connection in humans brings forth stimulation of the five senses, body balance and healing energy. For plants, it provides the bond...

Melissa Harris-Perry’s Misguided Assault On Legacy Civil Rights Organizations

Melissa Harris-Perry published a thought-provoking article in the New York Times this morning entitled “How to Save the N.A.A.C.P. From Irrelevance.” I like and respect Melissa Harris-Perry, but for her to dismiss the role...

THE LEAST OF THESE

TriceEdney---A week ago, I traveled with an associate to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With 13 and 1/2 hours travel each way and a brief stay, we completed the trip in less than 48 hours.  With...

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