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 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...

Fighting for an America that Works for Working Families

Submitted to the AFRO by Elijah Cummings For families `like my own, Labor Day each year is a civil rights holiday.  From our own life experience, we understand that attacks on our nation’s labor unions...

Franklin and McCain’s Lives Had More in Common than You Think

Submitted to the AFRO by Stephanie E. Myers During this divisive period in American history, our nation needs to decide if it wants to foster the cultural clashes seen so often today or, if it...

Rap, Money and Therapy

Submitted to the AFRO by Pascal Archimede Rap, this musical genre created in the 1970s in New York ghettos, often receives negative press due to some of its messages which glorify drugs, violence and misogyny. However,...

Baltimore City Schools, Throwback to Jim Crow Era

Submitted to the AFRO by Karsonya Wise Whitehead I have been a Baltimore City resident for close to fifteen years. My husband and I are raising our sons here and teaching them how to navigate...

The Queen of Soul and the Contralto

Submitted to the AFRO by Joe Marx I only saw Aretha Franklin perform once.  It was April, 1983; the venue was Constitution Hall in Washington D.C.  The Queen of Soul shared the evening with arguably the Earl...

How Can It Be National Wellness Month When There is an Opioid Crisis?

Submitted to the AFRO by Kevin Daniels and Anthony Estreet All around the country, the month of August has been designated as National Wellness Month with the focus on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines....

The Frederick Douglass Story Continues to Resonate

Submitted to the AFRO by Kim F. Hall The following is an excerpt from the book If I Survive: Frederick Douglass and Family in the Walter O. Evans Collection. It has been edited for length...

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 Abuse Won’t Stop Until We Change Police Culture

Submitted to the AFRO by Ron Harris and Matthew Horace Another day, another week, another month, another viral video of a police officer gone wild.  This time it’s Baltimore, a city already under a federal...

Our Children’s Education is on the Ballot this Year

Submitted to the AFRO by Elijah E. Cummings More than half a century ago, my parents and a wonderful teacher named Mr. Hollis Posey followed their hearts and championed my right to learn.  As a...

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