Editorial

  • An AFRO Christmas Wish

    Christmas Originally published Dec. 23, 1911.   In this, the most joyous season of the year, one’s bosom swells as he thinks of the wonderful events of long ago and the music of our soul swings into meter.   Oh Muse of Homer, Milton, come; And guide my thoughts beyond the sun: To show ...

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  • The Drama Unfolding Around the Real Bill Cosby

    There are so, so, many women. They all tell similar horrifying stories of being drugged and sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby, a man who found fame and fortune playing a Black doctor with an upper class family on television nearly 30 years ago. The man he played—Cliff Huxtable—was a rarity on ...

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  • Hold the Police Accountable; Don’t Burn the Block Down

    Time and time again we destroy our own neighborhoods when something terrible happens. We did it in Detroit, we did in Los Angeles, we did it in Baltimore. And now, we’re doing it again in Ferguson now that Darren Wilson was not indicted in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Let’s ...

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  • What is Ben Carson thinking?

    Ben Carson, conservative author and noted neurosurgeon, is acting as if he may run for president as a Republican. Despite his conspicuous lack of political experience this man is taking steps to run for the most powerful office in the country. And he appears to have some of the Republican right ...

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  • Who lost Maryland?

    What happened? Democrat Anthony G. Brown managed to lose the race for governorship in a solidly Democratic bastion like Maryland to his Republican opponent Larry Hogan even though heavy hitters like Bill and Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama came to the ...

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  • Happy Holidays from the AFRO

    Avis Thomas-Lester AFRO Executive Editor  The best gift you ever received: I wanted to be a newspaper woman since I was a little girl. For Christmas when I was 11, Santa brought me my own typewriter. It was beautiful—baby blue with a hard case. My parents got me all the accessories. ...

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  • ‘Program Duplication’ At Last- -Acknowledged

    The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland on Oct. 7, rendered its long awaited decision in the Historical Black College & University (HBCU) Equality Lawsuit. This is the lawsuit initiated by a coalition of HBCU alumna and students (Coalition) to address perceived violations of ...

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  • Sharing the Freedom Soapbox with D.C. Statehood

    When she was a couple of months shy of 16, Lea Adams ’s father, Joel, a rare African American who carried the rank of U.S. Army colonel, took her to the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. In 1988, as a single parent, she took her 11-year-old son, Joel II, to the 25th […]

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