OP-Ed: ‘On Saturday I Endorsed Jill Carter for Congress’

The following is the opinion of Ben Jealous, it is not an endorsement by the AFRO. We invite others to submit Op-eds of 700 words or less. The AFRO reserves the right to edit...

How the Eugenics Movement Gave Birth to Gentrification

By Jonathon Carrington Special to AFRO Historically, in the United States and abroad, social policies originated out of the need to forcibly sterilize and rehabilitate the "feeble-minded," “unfit,” and "insane." These ideas led to development of...

The Coat Check

By Marnita Coleman Special to AFRO At the age of nine, my daughter had developed a habit of not hanging up her coat. She would come home, toss her coat on the back of a chair,...

Talmadge Branch for Congress: Here’s Why

By Andy Pierre  The last time the 7th Congressional District suffered such a void in leadership was when former Congressman Mfume stepped down after a great run to go work in the private sector. There...

The Black Experience: Undervalued Healing

By Joshua Turner, Special to the AFRO “Ain't no PTSD the drugs keep em at ease”- Trauma, Meek Mill  When we experience trauma, in order to properly recover, there has to be an incubation period in...

OP-ed: Washington Outlines Crime Plan

The following is the opinion of Sen. Mary Washington, candidate for Mayor of Baltimore; it is not an endorsement by the AFRO. We invite other candidates for Baltimore Mayor to submit OP-eds of 700 words...

COMMENTARY: The Danger of the “Ethno-Nationalist” State

By Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Newswire Contributor One of the most common features of right-wing populist and fascist movements is the demand for ethnic and/or racial purity. During the course of the 20th century we...

‘Love Thy Neighbor’ This Holiday Season

By Antonio Moore Special to AFRO While the city has hit its lowest point during the holiday season with a series of fatal and non-fatal shootings, there was still plenty to be joyful about. Community leader...

Kamala Harris: Will McConnell Let the Senate Hold a Fair Impeachment Trial?

By Kamala D. Harris U.S. Senator (D-CA) Today the House of Representatives will vote on whether to impeach President Trump. If it votes yes, sometime early in the new year I will take an oath on...

COMMENTARY: A Sharp Tongue Cuts from the Inside Out

Spiritually Speaking… By James A. Washington, Publisher, The Dallas Weekly Growing up, I was never a student of the Bible even though I grew up surrounded by the best kind of Christians there were: the love-filled...

5 Keys to Master the Art of Listening to Your Kids

By Marnita Coleman Special to the AFRO With so much going on in the world that affects our children, it is important for them to feel that they have a safe place to air their true...

Baltimore: It’s Mourning Time (Again)

By Karsonya Whitehead Black folks, as my Nana used to say, have to find a way to carve out their lives in the stitches. She would always talk about the system when she was knitting....

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