The Reality Bad Dream Called Trump

The lies from President Donald Trump just keep coming. How can Americans trust anything that comes out of Trump’s mouth? How can world leaders assess...

When Do President Trump’s Misrepresentations Become Too Much?

President Donald Trump has a bad habit of stretching the truth—too often, and mostly for his own glorification.  Indeed it appears to happen so...

House Speaker Paul Ryan: Party Politics “Trumps” Racisim

“Ryan, the Speaker of the House Republican Congressman from Wisconsin, blasted Trump this week, saying Trump's criticism of a judge because of his ethnic...

Our Next Steps

The realization of what we’ve just experienced in the recent election of Donald Trump to become our next president will take days, if not...

Finally Addressing Some of the Injustices in the American Criminal Justice System

One of the big topics at the NAACP’s annual convention in Philadelphia in July was the Criminal Justice system. The field, which has been...

Race in the DMV races

Post-racial politics? The issue of race in 2014, particularly in the local Democratic primaries, is already a determining factor. The rapidly changing demographics in...

The Evil that is Boko Haram

There is nothing—no religion, no grievance, no way of thinking-- to justify what Boko Haram did over the weekend when they sent what appeared...

Have They Lost Their Judicial Minds?

A federal court recently ruled that assault weapons -- dangerous semi-automatic firearms -- are in such "common use" that owning them is a "fundamental...

Inauguration Week—Our Celebration

From the AFRO’s first inauguration coverage in 1904, the temperament of the overall Black community surrounding the celebration of the seating of a new...

The AFRO’s First 125 Years

This year, the AFRO is celebrating the anniversary of the initial publication of its newspapers 125 years ago, in August 1892. At its inception,...

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...

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...