HBCU Lives Matter

By Kevin Daniels, Special to the AFRO  In the wake of the 152th Morgan State University’s (MSU) Homecoming, several students and alumni across HBCU campuses in the state of Maryland met to reflect upon the history...

President of Community Healing Network Comments on Guyger Sentence and ‘Forgiveness’ by Victim’s Brother

By The Community Healing Network On Oct. 1, the high-profile trial of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, a White woman who shot and killed Botham Jean, an unarmed Black man who was simply eating a...

Our Movement to Protect Our Planet

By Congressman Elijah Cummings When necessary social change occurs, it is our young, more often than not, who are in the lead. So it was during the civil rights movement of the last century – and...

Predatory Lending Fuels Disparities, Increases Hunger

By Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith Recently the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) revealed that 11 percent of U.S. households struggled with hunger in 2018. This is the seventh year in a row of decline in...

Ghetto Eyes Unfiltered

By Dr. Dennis Walter Smith Sr. The human mind is nothing less than spectacular, as it records and responds to every thought, every visual, every stimulus and every possibility. All of our learning from the...

Inadequate Funding for HBCUs

By Rev. Dr. Kevin A. Slayton, Sr. Pastor of Lanham United Methodist Church in Lanham, Maryland The Governor’s offer of $200 million to address the decades of inadequate funding of Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities...

A Survivor’s Survival Guide

For the month of October, the AFRO is celebrates all cancer survivors and encourages them to share their top tips for surviving cancer. Survivor Marnita Coleman shares a tip and some insight with our...

ABC’s Work To Dismantle Structural Racism

By Diane Bell-McKoy, President & CEO of ABC Even before the death of Freddie Gray, Associated Black Charities (ABC) pushed for Baltimore to address structural racism and call out white privilege. If we are to...

The Miseducation Of Black Public Intellectuals

By Karsonya Wise Whitehead It was twenty-five years ago this week that I stood outside of the Elmina Castle in Ghana with a small group of friends and made a joint commitment to fight to...

Debt Collectors Target Colored People

By Charlene Crowell, NNPA Newswire Contributor (Black press USA) A new survey asked likely voters across the country what they thought of a proposed debt collection rule. The response was strong and broad opposition. Proposed earlier...

Parenting Points: Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child

By Marnita Coleman In sharing with friends about the controversial topic “spare the rod spoil the child,” I’ve found that many of us grew up in an era where “spankings” were the dominant method of...

Biden’s Words On Racial Equality Ring Hollow

By Zachary R. Wood, Black Press USA “I think the Democratic Party could stand a liberal George Wallace, someone who’s not afraid to stand up and offend people, someone who wouldn’t pander, but would say...

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