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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Donald Trump: The Treason Candidate

When will the leadership of the Republican Party do their duty to the nation and disavow the candidacy of the wannabe dictator known as Donald Trump?  That question has in fact been looming over them...

The Supreme Court Case Unions Are Anxiously Watching

By Kenneth Wiley, Special to the AFRO It’s hard to imagine things getting any worse for African-Americans these days, whether it’s police shootings, Starbucks or the rise of hate crimes. However, no one is talking...

We Need A Governor That Will Stand Up To Trump

By Larry S. Gibson It is outrageous that Gov. Larry Hogan has not spoken out against the race-baiting commercials being run by the Republican Governor’s Association which are directed at Ben Jealous in Maryland and...

It’s Time to Pay Attention to the Attacks on Union Jobs

By Wendy Smith, Special to the AFRO Before getting a union job, I knew very little about the power of having a voice on the job in a union. Now that I’m in one and...

Fairness for Black Travelers

You learn a lot about the character of an organization when things go wrong. For the team at Airbnb, hearing the outcry from African American travelers who were denied lodging because of discrimination was...

Unlicensed Bail Bond Companies Prey Upon Baltimore’s Most Needy

By Myesha Braden and Veryl Pow, Special to the AFRO Each day, about 4,000 people are held in Baltimore City jails on pretrial detention, many because they cannot afford to make bail.  In theory, judges set...
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