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...

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...

Signs of an O’Malley Presidential Run?

In the whirlwind mania leading up to the Super Bowl last week, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, appearing on a CBS morning show from New Orleans, was asked not only about the Baltimore Ravens’ prospects...

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...

Writers’ Reflections 2012

  Teria Rogers  My favorite story that I covered this year was the “Many Blacks in D.C. Still Worried Despite Steep Drop in Killings” piece. This was my favorite because as a student in D.C. Public Schools,...

Honoring Our Veterans

An armistice ending the hostilities between Germany and the Allied Nations became effective on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. Armistice Day, which was commemorated for the first time on November...

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,...

Return Donna Edwards to the House

U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D) is in a three-way contest against Faith Loudon of Pasadena, who has been active in the Republican Central Committee in Anne Arundel County, and Libertarian Scott Soffen of Ellicott...

The AFRO Endorses: Rep. Elijah Cummings

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D) is set for a rematch against Republican challenger Frank Mirabile on Nov. 6. The last time the pair faced off in 2010, Mirabile lost to Cummings with 23 percent...

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...

The AFRO Endorses: Rep. John Sarbanes

The shape of the newly redrawn third congressional district meanders from northwest Baltimore County, through parts of Baltimore City, into Howard and Anne Arundel counties, and down into Montgomery County. With nearly 110,000 new constituents,...

The AFRO Endorses Barack Obama for President of the United States

President Barack Obama is running for a second term on the strength of his health care reform, his foreign policy initiatives, job creation, the auto industry bailout, banking industry reform and passage of the...

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