Why Trump’s Workforce Orders Are a Red Flag for Black Workers

By Tanya Wallace-Gobern Recently, Trump signed an executive order to establish a council and an advisory board in order to help address “urgent” challenges facing the U.S. workforce. Anyone who’s been paying attention to how...

Black Women Vote

By Arisha Hatch It’s shaping up to be the year of the Black woman voter — and it’s about time the rest of the country knows what we’ve known all along — Black women are...

The Hidden Connection Between Addiction and Mental Illness

By Katie Bellamy Nearly half of all clients walking into addiction treatment have an underlying mental illness. Around 40 percent, to be exact. This equates to nearly eight million adults in the U.S., according to the Substance...

Reimagining Civility in an Uncivil Society

By Kevin Daniels All around the country, people are attempting to make sense of the lack of civility from the White House to Main Street. According to The Nationwide Survey on Civility in America, since 2010...

The Battle for Control of the Supreme Court

By Elijah Cummings Responding to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the fifth (and majority) vote on the nine-member United States Supreme Court, our nation’s foremost civil rights organizations issue a warning...

You Don’t Have to Break the Bank to Give Back to HBCUs

By Harry L. Williams Earlier this year, a man named Jack Weldon Patrick passed away in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. A long-time lawyer, Patrick was remembered as a family man, an advocate for social justice, and...

When the World Attacks You, Find Strength in Christ’s Power

By James Washington I remember reviewing the letters of Paul in bible study. In doing so I was constantly reminded that one cannot look at Paul without really seeing Jesus’ amazing handiwork. Now you need to...

Chasing Profits and Equality

By AFRO Editorial Staff Facebook is a social media network that encourages “members” to share family photos, engage in civil discourse and learn about new places. Just kidding. Unfortunately, it is often a cesspool of...

The Big Jump Project and Druid Park Lake Drive

By Leon F. Pinkett, III, Special to the AFRO As the Baltimore City Councilman for the Seventh (7th) District, I have heard from countless residents in the neighborhoods that border the west side of Druid...

Another Assault on the Black Press

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. Amid the rush to comprehend the ramifications of a full-scale international trade war initiated by the errant and backward tariff policies of the Trump Administration, there are results of the...

The Historic Homes That Tell Our Story

By Brent Leggs, Special to the AFRO “As a youngster visiting my grandmother, spending time within the house and sitting with her on the porch, I witnessed Black life unfolding as a litany of rituals...

Honor the Fallen by Doing Our Job

By Brian Karem, Special to the AFRO During the American Revolution community newspapers, in the embryonic country, bound citizens together with provocative editorials and news of the day as citizens rose up to break free...

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