‘AFRO’ Journalists Reflect on Favorite, Most Impactful Stories of 2010

Black Farmers Receive Long-Awaited Justice By Zenitha Prince “At last,” read the title of the AFRO story on Congress’ approval of legislation that would release the funds for a settlement owed to the nation’s Black farmers....

Failing to Vote Dishonors Those Who Fought and Died for the Right

Vernon Dahmer would want you to vote on Nov. 6 and in every election day for the rest of your life. He would want you to teach your children to vote. He would want...

The Benefits of Smart Grid

In Maryland, as across the nation, we are on the cusp of a giant leap forward in the way families and businesses use technology to monitor and manage energy consumption. The capabilities of smart...
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Reporting on African Americans During Times of War

The AFRO is marking Black History Month by highlighting African Americans during times of war. Since its founding in 1892, the AFRO has strived to present all facets of African American life. From the reign...

Bealefeld and Jessamy

The people of Baltimore depend on the mayor, police commissioner and state's attorney to work together to increase the safety of the city. By and large, they do not care how it is done...

Entertaining — but Inaccurate– Black History Assailed

“I’m just an old historian who only wants one thing, the truth,” said preeminent African and African American historian Carroll “CR” Gibbs, “fussing” with a somewhat heavy heart. I couldn’t wait to catch up...

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...

Fake Pot: Beware the Unknown Danger

The District recently set its sights on addressing the distribution of synthetic marijuana that is apparently beginning to plague the streets. This fake pot mimics in various ways the effect of marijuana and due...

The AFRO Endorses: Senator Benjamin Cardin

On the verge of the General Election, Sen. Benjamin Cardin is sitting pretty, as one of the U.S. Senate incumbents with the best chances of re-election. The longtime lawmaker faces Potomac businessman Rob Sobhani, an...

Who Will Look Out For HBCU Interests If Caret is the Next Chancellor?

When it comes to the University System of Maryland (USM), in the eyes of many members of the Black community, a fox has been deployed into the educational chicken coup to guard our HBCU...

Are Ben Carson’s Hands That Gifted?

As anticipated, we watched the famed Dr. Ben Carson, Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, attempt to transform his “Gifted Hands” magic into a hocus-pocus parlor trick at the recent Conservative Action Political Committee (CPAC) meeting at...

Tough Love is Not Enough

The fundamental question today is how do you teach children, and even some adults, the value of life, theirs and others? Maybe we wouldn’t have to endure pedantic and polarizing debates about who should...

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