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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

In a Shooting Rampage, D.C. Became a Small, Tightly-Knit Family

Monday’s shooting rampage at the Navy Yard, when 13 people and the alleged gunman, Aaron Alexis of Ft. Worth, Texas, were killed, was yet...

Former D.C. Councilman Frank Smith Rallies for D.C. Statehood

Now what? Now that the marching is over, the fond memories relived and a king’s dream revived, how to generate and sustain a renewed...

Sharing the Freedom Soapbox with D.C. Statehood

When she was a couple of months shy of 16, Lea Adams ’s father, Joel, a rare African American who carried the rank of...

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...