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 to be a 10-year-old girl wearing a bomb into a...

The Republicans Control Congress. Now What?

The third-highest ranking member of the Republican controlled House of Representatives gave a speech before a White supremacist group run by David Duke in 2002. And while Steve Scalise of Louisiana apologized after the...

Protesting the Protesters

What is it with the police in New York? The city has been host to multiple #Icantbreathe and #blacklivesmatter protests following the deaths of unarmed Black men such as Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo....

An AFRO Christmas Wish

Christmas Originally published Dec. 23, 1911.   In this, the most joyous season of the year, one’s bosom swells as he thinks of the wonderful events of long ago and the music of our soul swings into...

The Drama Unfolding Around the Real Bill Cosby

There are so, so, many women. They all tell similar horrifying stories of being drugged and sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby, a man who found fame and fortune playing a Black doctor with an...

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...

Hold the Police Accountable; Don’t Burn the Block Down

Time and time again we destroy our own neighborhoods when something terrible happens. We did it in Detroit, we did in Los Angeles, we did it in Baltimore. And now, we're doing it again...

What is Ben Carson thinking?

Ben Carson, conservative author and noted neurosurgeon, is acting as if he may run for president as a Republican. Despite his conspicuous lack of political experience this man is taking steps to run for...

Should the Congressional Black Caucus Give Utah Congresswoman-Elect Mia Love a Shot?

Mia Love made history when she became the first Black woman to be elected to Congress as a Republican. Representing Utah’s 4th District, the daughter of Haitian immigrants is even more noteworthy because she...

Who lost Maryland?

What happened? Democrat Anthony G. Brown managed to lose the race for governorship in a solidly Democratic bastion like Maryland to his Republican opponent Larry Hogan even though heavy hitters like Bill and Hillary...

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....

‘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...
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