Editorial

  • 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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  • Two Black Fathers Making a Stand Against Violence

    From the statehouses of Florida and North Carolina to the highways, streets, drives, boulevards, ways, courts and other roadways named after Dr. Martin Luther King, this summer has witnessed a resurgence of African American protests and civic action. Sometimes it’s a group, like the ...

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  • Alexandria’s Mandela

    Whatever you do, “don’t even think about going down that road of comparing me to Nelson Mandela,” says a humble Ferdinand T. Day, a lifelong civil rights advocate, even if they are “men of a certain generation.” He actually chuckles at the very suggestion. Day ...

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  • Making Ends Meet on Minimum Wages

    Is it any wonder that hundreds of fast food workers across the country this week are walking out and striking at their jobs demanding to form a union and to have their wages increased to as much as $15 an hour? From California to New York their chant can be heard: “We can’t survive ...

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  • A Century of Service Amid a Sea of Red

    On a bright, blazing Sunday morning with the lush green hills, thatched roofs and red clay roads snaking through the Royal Ezulwini Valley of region of Swaziland like a picture perfect postcard, a delegation of Delta Sigma Theta sorority members and guests were immediately moved to dig in their ...

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