COMMENTARY: Our Planet is Melting. Who Cares?

By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Newswire Contributor The Right Reverend William Barber has revived Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign. He has reminded us that the triple evils of an age were racism, militarism,...

COMMENTARY: The State of the Black Union

By Raynard Jackson, founder and chairman of Black Americans for a Better Future (BAFBF) During the month of February in America we celebrate Black History Month. As we celebrate the achievements of Blacks in the...

Legal Double Standard Keeps Us In Shackles

Submitted by Oscar Blayton It's time we stop lying to ourselves. The lying has gone on much too long and every time the lie is repeated, we are all the worse for it. The lie is that...

The Spiritual Resistance of African People to Enslavement and Forced Immigration

Submitted by Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith Black History Month is especially memorable this year as we commemorate the quad-centennial of our Angolan ancestors who landed in 1619 in Jamestown, Va. Unlike popular perception, African and African...

Strengthening Communities by Fighting for $15

Submitted by Sen. Cory McCray Over the last several years, advocates, unions, and political leaders have been advocating for increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour. At the same time, this initiative has surged...

COMMENTARY: #FirstThem Movement Highlights White Predators

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The #MeToo movement began a little more than two years ago, and some of the most famous and powerful men – like Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, and...

No More Government Shutdowns

Submitted By Congressman Elijah Cummings The American people breathed a sigh of relief last Friday when President Trump agreed with Democratic congressional leaders to reopen the federal government for three weeks while we negotiate about...

Time for a New Black Political Direction?

Submitted By Roger House As African-Americans look to the 2020 elections, the midterm elections may have pointed the way to a new direction for Black politics in the 21st century. To fully understand the implications,...

Connecting Diabetes Patients With Help

Submitted By Sen. Antonio Hayes, John Bullock, and Leon Pinkett Every year an estimated 28,000 people in Maryland are diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The price of diabetes costs an estimated...

Football Is My Guilty Pleasure

Submitted By Matthew Johnson As a man who prides himself on eschewing violent, hyper-masculine pastimes, I still find it very difficult to give up watching professional football, especially once the playoffs begin. I promise myself...

The Crisis of Immigration and the Welcoming of Strangers

 Submitted to the AFRO by Kevin Daniels As we celebrate the monumental life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who gave his life to dissolve social inequities for the “other”, the partial government shutdown...

The Debt We Owe Haitians

Submitted by Oscar H. Blayton More than 500 Haitian soldiers (referred to as Les Chasseurs-Volontaires de Saint-Domingue) fought alongside French troops, Oct. 9, 1779, to aid the Americans in trying to force the British out of...

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