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Simeon Booker—A Significant Reporter of the 1950-1970’s Civil Rights Wars Has Passed Away at...

America lost one of the most courageous journalists ever to put pen to paper. Simeon Booker died Dec. 10 at an assisted-living community in Solomons, Maryland. He was 99 years old. Booker was part journalist, part...

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 American president has in most cases been one of excitement...

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 Trump’s global view and thus what is the true view...

St. Luke 2:1-20

“Every American has the right to be treated as a person. He should be able to find a job, educate his children, vote in the elections and be judged on his merits as a...

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 often that we are sadly wondering whether or not he...

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 under ongoing scrutiny amongst Blacks, was not only addressed by...

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 weeks, for most African Americans to digest.  It will probably...

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, the AFRO’s objective was to inform and strengthen the African-American...

Is Enduring 3 More Years of Trump Leadership Possible?

Donald Trump is wrapping up his first year as our 45th President in the White House and we’re left to ask this head-scratching question: How can Americans be expected to endure an additional three...

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?”,...

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 background are "the textbook definition of racist comments." "I regret these...

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...

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