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...

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”...

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...

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...

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...

Raised in Cherry Hill (R.I.C.H.)

I’ve always wanted to be a good writer but no matter how hard I practiced or read many writing books/articles, my writing never improved. It wasn’t that I didn’t understand the material, I just...

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...

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...

Open Letter to Trump’s Preachers

By Frederick Douglass Haynes, III et al. Dear Colleagues in Christ, With heartbreak, yet hope, we reach out to you in the Name of our Lord and Liberator, Jesus, the Christ. It was unsettling and upsetting...

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...

Time to End the Prince George’s County Pay Gap

By Donna Edwards, Special to the AFRO This week, our nation marked the 22nd observance of Equal Pay Day -- the day when women will make the same amount of money their male counterparts made...

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