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,...

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...

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...

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....

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....

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...

Maryland’s Life Sentences Need to Change

By James Wells, Special to the AFRO Maryland is one of three states that require the governor’s signature before men/women serving life sentences can be released on parole. Thus far, no one has been released...

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...

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...

Why Marcus Garvey’s Ideas are Still Relevant

By Sam P.K. Collins, Senghor Jawara Baye and Baba Mos Woodson Banneker Jackson-Bey Division of the Universal Negro Improvement Association - African Community Leagues (Division 330, UNIA-ACL) Amid police-involved shootings, filthy drinking water, abysmal public education...

Step into Who You Are – Embrace and Love Your Natural Hair

Natural hair has never been so popular and so empowering. I’m sure we’re all familiar with the 1960’s slogan “Black is Beautiful” and the electrified and somewhat defiant political jolt it created - those...

Dems Left Us Black and Blue, So We’re Going Green

By Rev. Annie Chambers, Dr. Marvin “Doc” Cheatham, Glenn L. Ross, and Sylvia Harris The AFRO recently ran an op-ed by an author who called out the Democratic Party for allegedly supporting immigrants’ rights over African Americans’...

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