The Supreme Court’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Scam

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions that the Court's conservative majority and the larger conservative movement pretended were about "religious freedom." In one case, involving the Hobby Lobby chain of craft stores...

RAY RICE: THE NEW POSTER BOY FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Last week I was in Jacksonville, Fla. on the Marissa Alexander case. She's the Black woman who received a sentence of 20 years for avoiding shooting her abusive husband by firing into the ceiling...

COMMENTARY: The Fight for Equal Pay, Gender Parity Heats Up

By Barrington M. Salmon,Contributing Writer, Black Press USA Despite the United States touting itself as the bastion of freedom and equality, women in this country – despite comprising 50.8 percent of the population – have...

An Open Letter To Dr. Maria Thompson

Welcome to Coppin State University and Baltimore Dr. Thompson. The community is so proud that the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents (BOR) chose to select you to be the first woman,...

It’s Time for a Living Wage for All D.C.

Last week I proposed common-sense legislation to ensure a real living wage for every worker in D.C. Our social justice advocates have led a contagious battle, and just this week California caught the bug...

A Communist Perspective on Black History Month

Submitted on behalf of the Communist Party of Maryland—Baltimore Club Before Black History Month, there was Negro History Week, initiated with insight and foresight by the outstanding scholar and activist, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who used...

Celebrating Easter in Unusual Times

By Kevin Daniels, Special to the AFRO Most of the country is pausing this particular week to celebrate the annual holiday of Easter, which many deem as the sacrificial heroic life and death of Jesus Christ...

A Political Look at Texas Black History

Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the Harvard trained historian who brilliantly birthed the idea that led to the celebration of Black History month, believed that all people regardless of their race, color or national origin...

Breaking the ‘Blue Wall of Silence’ in Police Departments

In Columbus, Ohio, two African American police officers filed formal complaints against a white police officer, charging that this White officer made racial slurs and threatened to kill them. It took the Columbus Police Department...

Surviving Cancer Twice Proved to be an ‘Awakening’

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years back, I reacted like most who receive a cancer diagnosis. The first thing that came to mind was that it was a death sentence....

Ezrah Aharone…The New “We the People”

July 4 marked 234 years of U.S. independence. And although America’s ongoing “melting pot experiment” is theoretically unbiased to Blacks, Latinos and Muslims, the Southern Poverty Law Center reports that hate groups, like the...

There Is Still Work To Be Done

Last week, as our nation marked the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, I recalled our struggles here in Baltimore during that earlier time when I was young. I remembered how Juanita Jackson...
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