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...

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...

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...

Making Ends Meet on Minimum Wages

Is it any wonder that hundreds of fast food workers across the country this week are walking out and striking at their jobs demanding...

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...