Baltimore City Election 2011 – AFRO Endorsements

For Mayor Sen. Catherine E. Pugh In order for us to explain our endorsement of 40th District Senator Catherine Pugh, we have to begin with those we did not endorse. First, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is the...

Letter to the Editor:

We have already won! It is not quite 3 p.m. on Nov. 6 in the central United States. The national polls, depending on where you live in the country, will not close for hours. Yet,...

Gholish Gosnell: Black on Black Crime?

A Philadelphia prosecutor called it a “house of horrors.” But it was no amusement day at Hershey Park for the unsuspecting women who entered the Women’s Medical Society in West Philly for more than...

AFRO’s Primary Endorsements for Prince George’s County and Maryland

Starting Sept. 3, Maryland voters will be able to cast their votes in the primary election for local and statewide candidates. This is the first time Maryland has allowed early voting and the submission...

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...

Bungling the Telling of Black History

If you relied on Hollywood’s revisionist historical docudramas, you’d think that White men fought to the death to win freedom for America’s Black slaves while they sat passively and sang spirituals until liberty was...

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...

Sorry Sessoms, WE DON’T BUY IT

A nearly $8,000 ticket to Egypt? A $2,000 trip to San Antonio? A chauffeur-driven Lincoln Navigator? Does the controversial University of the District of Columbia President Allen Sessoms really believe he can simply explain...

Did the Stark Signs Read,’Am I Next?’ Or ‘I Am Next”

Had to do a dyslexic double-take after seeing the photo of three little black boys holding up sings with that gut-wrenching Tupac lyric, “Am I Next,” during a weekend protest rally, as I was...

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...

Washington View

“Be vigilant, for nothing one achieves lasts forever,” cautions Moroccan poet and writer Tahar Ben Jelloun. Though he didn’t say these words, this was the creed of my dearly departed friend, civil and voting rights...

Charniele Herring’s Virginia Charge

Del. Charniele Herring has traveled around this country, but the first African American woman to chair the Democratic Party of Virginia says, “I just love Virginia; it’s been very good to me,” Ironic words...

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