Editorial

  • Ferguson and Baltimore: Demonstrating Violence

    As protesters gathered in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson to mark the one year anniversary of Michael Brown Jr.’s death at the hands of a White police officer, two groups of young people allegedly began firing guns at each other a short distance away in a strip of stores that had just been ...

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  • Warning: The Rising D.C. Homicides Threat

    As the summer nears its end, the death toll in D.C. is not subsiding. The city’s homicide count, for 2015, currently stands at 91 victims, a 28.2 percent increase, from 71 victims, at the same time last year. Causes for the spike in homicides can be attributed to several different factors, ...

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  • Blue Uniforms: Protectors or Predators?

    There is an embedded terror in the U.S., and it is not the boogie man or ISIS. It’s racism. Racism is often expressed through stereotypes, unsubstantiated judgments, discrimination and violence. Lately, racism has been portrayed by the very individuals sworn to protect the communities in this ...

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  • Closing Balto’s City Jail–What Took Them So Long?

    Now that Gov. Hogan has announced plans to “immediately” close the scandal plagued Men’s Detention Center housed in the Baltimore City Detention Center, questions must be asked. Namely, why did it take so long? Report after report has pointed out the inhumane conditions that persisted at the ...

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  • The Iran Deal

    After more than two years of negotiations the Obama administration is on the cusp of finalizing a deal that limits Iran’s ability to produce nuclear weapons. Should the deal pass muster with Congress— which is currently reviewing it—it will be a landmark accord for President Barack Obama. That ...

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  • AFRO Prayers Go Out to Congressman Stokes

    Congressman Louis Stokes is a political giant in Washington and across the Nation. He has made several contributions to Black causes and to the people of Ohio. Prayers go up for him, during this time, as he battles for his life. 4,156 total views, 56 views today

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  • Are Conservative Republicans = to Racist?

    From re-districting (where in Florida the state Supreme Court recently struck down as unconstitutional a re-districted map drawn primarily by Republicans) to voter ID bills in places like North Carolina that seemed designed to suppress Black votes, it seems like every time a “Conservative” ...

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  • Fake Pot: Beware the Unknown Danger

    The District recently set its sights on addressing the distribution of synthetic marijuana that is apparently beginning to plague the streets. This fake pot mimics in various ways the effect of marijuana and due to its unpredictable effects on their users, is considered dangerous. According to ...

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  • The Batts Removal – Will Baltimore Now be Safer?

    Former Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts has been removed. The question is will this make Baltimore safer and eliminate the violent crime spree we are now enduring? Murders, not to mention regular shootings, have skyrocketed since the uprisings following the death of Freddie Gray while in ...

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  • Bill Cosby: The Sad Declining Imagery of Dr. Cliff Huxtable

    When Bill Cosby answered the question, “When you got the Quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these Quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?”, he answered it with a one word reply: “Yes”.  That response appears to have precipitated an apparent change ...

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