Repeal The Damn Second Amendment

By Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead It’s 4:20a.m.: it is quiet outside, and this is my daily soul check time. I slowly open my eyes, without getting up, and ask myself the same question: do I...

The Power of Words

By Marnita Coleman, Special to the AFRO I am often stunned by what I overhear parents say to their children. Carelessly, they open their mouths and unleash all kinds of negative words on the very...

COMMENTARY: Them Texas Chickens!!!

By Vincent L. Hall, Activist, Author and Award-Winning Writer Many historians have tried to dilute the power of Malcolm X’s frankness by comparing him to Martin Luther King Jr. Not only is that an unfair comparison,...

Live Where You Work

By Sen. Cory McCray & Alicia Wilson  Partnership is good, and partnership that delivers results to communities that have been systematically underinvested in for decades is great. One example of a great partnership is the...

COMMENTARY: Women Continue Reaching for Parity in Representation

By Jaclyn Ferguson One hundred years ago women were on the cusp of voting equality. They had their first chance to participate in democracy, which is a founding aspect of American society. Women’s suffrage was...

1619: The First African Landing

By Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Special to the AFRO The reality that after four hundred years, we still have to prove to both the world and to some within our community that our lives, black lives,...

Standing Up for Those Struggling to Survive

By Congressman Elijah Cummings I was hungry; You gave me something to eat Here in Maryland, one of America’s wealthiest States, one in every eight households faces a constant struggle against hunger; more than one in...

President Trump Is Ignorant but He’s Not Stupid

By Wilmer J. Leon, III, Ph.D. (TriceEdneyWire.com) - Baltimore is a “…disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess…Why is so much money sent to the Elijah Cummings' district when it is considered the worst run and...

I’m Just Asking!

By Dr. E. Faye Williams (Trice Edney Wire.com) -- I know you’ve been giving the 1619 Project some thought. How can we not be interested in what happens to Black people in America, as well as on the...

Eric Garner Killer Fired From NY Police

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor On Aug. 19, New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill announced the firing of Officer Daniel Pantaleo. Pantaleo choked Eric Garner, 43, to death on a sidewalk in...

Commemorating 400 Years of the African Diaspora Experience

By Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO History commonly and most often points to late August in the year 1619 when some “20 and odd Negroes” originating from Angola arrived in the British colony of...

Black Women Stand With Biden

Special to the AFRO  A new survey from Black Women for America (BWFA) outlines the key issues for this critical voting bloc, and shows that former Vice President Joe Biden has strong support from African-American...

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