An Orchestra of Hope for Baltimore’s Future

By Elijah Cummings, Special to the AFRO Anyone with any doubts about the value of “OrchKids,” the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s instrumental music program for inner city students, should listen to what young Asia Palmer, a...

Don’t Lose Sight of DC’s Charter School Success

By Dr. Ramona Edelin, Special to the AFRO As controversy continues to swirl around public education in the District of Columbia, with much misunderstanding and misinformation as well as genuine problems, District parents, guardians, and...

The Supreme Court Case Unions Are Anxiously Watching

By Kenneth Wiley, Special to the AFRO It’s hard to imagine things getting any worse for African-Americans these days, whether it’s police shootings, Starbucks or the rise of hate crimes. However, no one is talking...

Year Up Changes Lives

By Davone Banks, Special to the AFRO “Your story may not have had the happiest of beginnings, but that doesn’t make you who you are. It is the rest of your story, who you choose...

Environmental Fake News and The Truth

By Cathy Allen, Special to the AFRO Last week I was on social media and ran across a post with a lovely picture of a honey bee covered in pollen inside a flower bloom with...

Celebrating Pentecost In the Midst of a Divided Evangelicalism?

By Kevin Daniels, Special to the AFRO All around the country and, specifically in the city of Baltimore, people are celebrating the Feast of Pentecost (Shavuot). Pentecost is believed by most evangelicals and mainline denominations...

On Finally Leaving Scandal-Plagued R. Kelly Behind

By Vance Brinkly, Special to the AFRO I remember the first time I came across music by R Kelly. I was 10-years-old, a nerdy, rather chubby kid bent on scavenging through people’s CD cases for movies...

Thank You to the OGs at the Barbershop

By Christopher Hearn, Special to the AFRO The following is a speech delivered by at New York University’s commencement on May 16 by a graduating student. It has been lightly edited and condensed for space...

Ending Price Gouging By The Prescription Drug Industry

By Elijah Cummings, Special to the AFRO If you suspect that you and your family are paying far too much for the prescription medicines that help you stay healthy and alive, your suspicions are justified...

Remembering Richard Collins III on the House Floor

By Steny H. Hoyer, Special to the AFRO Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in about the death Richard “Richie” Collins III one year ago. Collins was...

Starbucks: From Boycott to Victory

By Phillip Jackson, Special to the AFRO If Howard Shultz wasn’t the founder of Starbucks, he would have been one of the boycott protesters with us.  He said he was “embarrassed” and “ashamed” by the...

Will Baltimore be the Next Flint, Michigan?

By Cathy Allen, Special to the AFRO Maryland elected officials might be living in a secret world, like the mythical world of Wakanda; where the air and the waters are crystal-clear and clean, foods are...

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