What is Ben Carson thinking?

Ben Carson, conservative author and noted neurosurgeon, is acting as if he may run for president as a Republican. Despite his conspicuous lack of political experience this man is taking steps to run for...

One Week, Two Sides of Obama

Over the span of one week, two different sides of President Obama emerged in different yet unforgettable terms. This first was political, involving Susan Rice’s decision to withdraw her name as a candidate for...

Ben Carson: Candidate-in-Waiting? Or New GOP Toy?

A major television network anoints him “The New Conservative Folk Hero.” A Wall Street Journal editorial and a T-shirt available online hail “Ben Carson for President.” Well, maybe not for president, but some in Maryland Republican...

Looking for Better Home Rulers

The dark cloud casting shadows of mistrust over elected officials in the District could not have been what Walter Washington, Sterling Tucker and countless others foresaw when they secured passage of the Home Rule...

Challenging Those Who Would Profit From Tragedy

Despite gridlock in the House of Representatives, there are threats to public health and safety that are so compelling that basic humanity demands bipartisan action. One of those challenges is protecting our supply of...

Celebrate Black History Month

As the nation is celebrating Black History Month, The Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education—students, alumni and friends of Morgan State University, Bowie State University, Coppin State University, and the University...

A Prayer for Mandela and South Africa’s Future

Over the past couple of weeks, I have found myself tuning into the evening news with a wariness that I haven’t experienced in a long time. My usual jadedness – my numb acceptance of...

National Congress of Black Women, Inc.

  Washington, DC – The United States Supreme Court has rejected BP’s appeal of the oil spill settlement!  Dr. E. Faye Williams, worked on the case as legal advisor to get the underserved paid along...

The Psychological Dimensions of White Supremacy

The CNN cable news program “Anderson Cooper 360°” recently aired a four-part series devoted to the subject of race in America. The program, “Black or White: Kids on Race,” featured a new study based...

Letter to the Editor

Journalists don’t dream of the quality tribute the Afro-American Newspapers paid me weekly during Black History Month by front-paging stories by and about me. As noted, I was inspired to become a journalist in large...

Elijah Cummings…Tragedy in the Gulf

As chairman of the House Coast Guard Subcommittee, I have been deeply involved in determining how and why the Gulf oil spill occurred and – equally important – what we must now do to...

Thank You to the OGs at the Barbershop

By Christopher Hearn, Special to the AFRO The following is a speech delivered by at New York University’s commencement on May 16 by a graduating student. It has been lightly edited and condensed for space...

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