In Defense of the Constant Struggles of Black Men

By Dr. Dennis Walter Smith Sr., D.C. The deep psychological anguish endured by Black men, from the time of slavery, will forever be the mental shackles that holds us in bondage and the social marquee...

Don’t All Deserve to be Welcomed and Fed?

By Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith “When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and...

Honoring Fathers

By Kevin Daniels As we approach Father’s Day, I had the chance to attend the Can We Talk Conference: The State of Mental Health in the Black Community in Washington D.C., sponsored by the Boris...

Valuing Teaching as a Profession

By Sen. Cory McCray As a father of four young children, one of my top three priorities as a legislator is strengthening the quality of education in our State. During my time in the legislature,...

Outline of a National Policy of Restitution

By Roger House The black American demand for reparations over slavery and segregation has gained attention in political circles recently. It comes at a timely moment in our national story: this year marks the 400th...

COMMENTARY: Mayor Dyer and Chief Mina Accused of Excessive Force in Lawsuit: What Has...

By Roger Caldwell, NNPA Newswire Contributor Dyer and Mina “supported, justified, condoned, and otherwise ratified” Orlando police officers David Cruz’s and Charles Mays’ actions through the agency’s use of force policy and failing to discipline...

COMMENTARY: U.S. Attempt to Erase Harriet Tubman

By A. Scott Bolden, NNPA Newswire Contributor With uniquely American hypocrisy, the Trump Treasury Department has pushed back the 2016 plan to put escaped slave and Underground Railroad heroine Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill....

An Open Call to Black Mothers

By Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead  As painful as it is to admit, there is a dark cloud that hangs over our city. It is thick with our pain and made heavy by our tears. It...

Affording the Cure – Part II

By Congressman Elijah Cummings Last September, I shared with readers of the AFRO American how a wonderful neighbor whom I had met at The Johns Hopkins Hospital had given me a real-life message that our...

Opportunity Zones from a Black and Brown Lens

By Venroy July, Esq. With the passage of the Opportunity Zones legislation, many have justifiably expressed concern that the legislation will be used to subsidize gentrification. Enacted as a part of the tax overhaul, the...

COMMENTARY: “Black” or “African American?”

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In a recent televised commentary, Dr. Greg Carr, chair of Howard University’s Department of Afro-American Studies kick-started a stirring conversation that has mostly taken place inside the confines of...

Affording the Cure – Part II

By Congressman Elijah Cummings Last September, I shared with readers of the AFRO American how a wonderful neighbor whom I had met at The Johns Hopkins Hospital had given me a real-life message that our...

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