Standing By Her Man

“You know, I’m not sitting here – some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette. I’m sitting here because I love him, and I respect him, and I honor what he’s been...

Building Men of Character in Baltimore

In the early 1980s, a dark plague of drugs and violence re-emerged and fast became the norm in many inner-city neighborhoods throughout the country. Baltimore was no different, reminiscent of the 1960's and 70's...

WWBGunned Down for Walking While Black

The expression Driving While Black (DWB) was coined to reflect the criminalization of Black drivers through racial profiling that has led in the last few decades to numerous Department of Justice (DOJ) consent decrees...

National Urban League’s 12-Point Blueprint for Job Creation

“Freedom has always been an expensive thing. History is a fit testimony to the fact that freedom is rarely gained without sacrifice and self-denial.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Last Monday, the nation celebrated what...

The Enormous Blessing of Marion Barry’s Incessant Civil Rights Spirit

Washington D.C., indeed the entire Black community of this country, lost an enormous historical civil rights figure when former Washington D.C. Mayor passed away unexpectedly last week. The AFRO has had a long history...

‘Southern Justice’ in Cleveland

Now, at the onset of the two months when many pay special attention to America's racial past and present, the crime the Cuyahoga County, Ohio prosecutor committed not only against Tamir Rice and his...

Phi Beta Sigma, House Member Seek to End Hazing

Becoming a member of a fraternity or sorority can be one of the most meaningful aspects of college life. However, it can also be one of the most deadly when it comes to hazing....

Blacks Optimistic? Call it a Survival Tactic

It’s easy to grow bored with public opinion polls, so many are there to consider. But, occasionally one comes along that rivets the attention. Like a new one by the Washington Post, Kaiser Family Foundation...

HATRED

TriceEdney – If one accepts the fact that there’s no excuse or rationale for abject hatred that promotes or justifies the murder of any human being, then the hate-based murder of 49 innocent souls in...

In Defense of Science

On April 22 thousands of Americans, in cities all across the U.S. will gathered and participated in the March for Science – an idea and movement spurred by ordinary citizens alarmed by the growing...

Bail Reform Legislation Moves through Annapolis

Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland members, state officials and community leaders convened for a two-part meeting dedicated to delving into dueling bail reform bills. Del. Erek Barron, D-Prince George’s, introduced House Bill 1390, strongly supported...

Has The “Asian Takeover of the World Bank” Worsened Discrimination Against Blacks?

The World Bank's rumor mill has been abuzz with “the Asians are taking over the World Bank” whispers since Dr. Jim Yong Kim, a Korean-born American, became the first non-Caucasian president in the World...

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