Saudi Arabia’s Race Problem

My first visit to the Middle East was a spiritual and social learning experience.  It highlighted the differences in our cultures as well as the commonality of the human experience. I cried viewing the...

Why Aren’t There More Black Sports Agents?

Submitted to the AFRO by Jaia Thomas The percentage of African-American players in the NFL is 70 percent. Meanwhile, the percentage of African-Americans who own an NFL franchise is 0 percent and the percentage of...

Guns and Violence: Cause or Effect

Guns, guns, and more guns are becoming an integral part of American culture. The problem is that guns are providing far too many Americans with the courage to be insane. This analysis is as...

I Don’t Know Omarosa Manigault, But I Do Know April Ryan

April Ryan, who has covered the White House for 20 years, has earned respect from colleagues in government and reporters across the country. She has journalistic integrity. But today, Ryan is defending her integrity...

Sarcoidosis Doesn’t Have to be a Death Sentence

Nowadays there are many African Americans living and coping with life changing diseases.  However one disease that is drastically affecting the African American population is called sarcoidosis and there isn’t much known about this...

Why Black America is struggling with Heathcliff Huxtable going to jail

Submitted to the AFRO by James L. Walker Jr. Bill Cosby will spend the next three years in a Pennsylvania prison as a state judge declared justice’s time had come.“It is time for justice. Mr....

The False Slogan of Right to Work: An Attack on Worker Freedom

Today’s economy is rigged against working families and in favor of the wealthy and the powerful. That’s not by accident. CEOs and the politicians who do their bidding have written the rules that way,...

Look to Public Libraries for Real Leadership

Submitted to the AFRO by Susan Benton No matter where you lie on the political spectrum, it’s tough not to argue we are in turbulent times. Can we depend on our local and national government...

All Politics is Local to the Black Church

By K. A. Slayton, Sr. Most are familiar with the phrase made popular by former House Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill, “all politics is local,” and whether we agree with this notion or not, time has...

My Plea to Rape Apologists

Submitted to the AFRO by Nia Hampton Calling out abuse in your community isn’t divisive, being abusive toward your community is. I know this because I wanted to “save” my abuser. My abuser wasn’t a man....

The Crisis of Faith and the Rise in Suicide Rates

Submitted to the AFRO by Kevin Daniels, Cashmere O’Neal and Paul Archibald The month of September is widely considered National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and it is observed as a time to bring education surrounding...

Update on HBCU Coalition’s Lawsuit Against Maryland

By Marvin L. 'Doc' Cheatham, Sr., Special to the AFRO In 2006, a coalition of HBCU students, alumni and other HBCU supporters filed a lawsuit in the Maryland Federal District Court against the State of Maryland alleging...

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