Why a Vote For Hogan is a Vote For Trump

Submitted to the AFRO by Larry S. Gibson This election is not mainly about Larry Hogan, or even Ben Jealous. It is about which political party will control Maryland’s state government for the next four...

Why Marcus Garvey’s Ideas are Still Relevant

By Sam P.K. Collins, Senghor Jawara Baye and Baba Mos Woodson Banneker Jackson-Bey Division of the Universal Negro Improvement Association - African Community Leagues (Division 330, UNIA-ACL) Amid police-involved shootings, filthy drinking water, abysmal public education...

The Big Jump Project and Druid Park Lake Drive

By Leon F. Pinkett, III, Special to the AFRO As the Baltimore City Councilman for the Seventh (7th) District, I have heard from countless residents in the neighborhoods that border the west side of Druid...

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...

Will Baltimore be the Next Flint, Michigan?

By Cathy Allen, Special to the AFRO Maryland elected officials might be living in a secret world, like the mythical world of Wakanda; where the air and the waters are crystal-clear and clean, foods are...

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...

Time to Tell the Truth About Education Funding

By Nathaniel McFadden, Special to the AFRO I am writing in response to the article written by Delegate Cory McCray in the March 2 edition of the AFRO. In the era of Donald Trump “alternative facts”...

Leave Michael Vick Alone, His Hair Advice to Kaepernick Wasn’t Wrong

Alright, Black folks. Enough is enough. It’s time to leave Michael Vick alone.  Anyone with an active social media account has probably witnessed the virtual thrashing leveled at former NFL star quarterback Michael Vick after...

To Help DC’s Restaurant Workers, Save Our Tips

I can still hear my Jamaican mother’s voice, questioning why I, who’d graduated with a degree in social work, was instead making ends meet as a server at Bistro Bis. It was 20 years...

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...

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...

Ending Price Gouging By The Prescription Drug Industry

By Elijah Cummings, Special to the AFRO If you suspect that you and your family are paying far too much for the prescription medicines that help you stay healthy and alive, your suspicions are justified...

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