Editorial

  • 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 City, in her bid for reelection in the Fourth Congressional District. Based on her ...

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  • 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 of the vote. Mirabile, a landscape designer and small business owner for more than 20 years, is running ...

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  • Proposition 4: The Maryland DREAM Act Equal Access

    When voters in Maryland go to the polls, they’ll have the opportunity to decide by their vote on Proposition 4 as to whether or not children of illegal immigrants should be extended the privilege to pursue college degrees at in-state tuition rates, if they qualify under certain ...

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  • Proposition 7: Gaming Expansion A Great Opportunity

    For years, Marylanders have argued over gaming. In years before, much of the contention seemed to center on the moral and social considerations of gambling—whether it leads to addiction, personal bankruptcies and increased crime and becomes a scourge on already-suffering communities. This ...

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  • Addressing Health Disparities: An Innovative Approach

    As a child, I watched my father, an African American physician, work in some of the most underserved neighborhoods in our community. He treated medical conditions that had escalated to serious illness and disability because of lack of access to affordable, quality health care. Although he ...

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  • Did Muse’s Campaign Exhaust his Political Capital?

    C. Anthony Muse now returns his focus to his job as State Senator for District 26 at a critical time for him and his district. There’s the fight over a possible casino at Rosecroft Raceway, which lies in his district. However there’s also the question of where he now stands as a ...

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  • Signs of Hope

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.” When he unknowingly signed onto the fight for civil rights for “Negroes,” he had no idea the hope he brought to those who’d been down trodden so long they didn’t ...

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  • Encourage a Veteran to Get, Stay Healthy

    On behalf of the employees and volunteers at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System, I would like to thank our veterans for their military service and to wish them and their families a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year. Without their service and sacrifice, without ...

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  • Tell a Veteran, ‘Thank You.’

    For more than 230 years, our brave service men and women have underwritten our freedom by duty, honor and selfless service. Come Nov. 11, Americans everywhere will give pause on Veterans Day to honor our men and women who have served in the armed forces. Because of its size and abundance, ...

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  • Baltimore City Election 2011 – AFRO Endorsements

    For Mayor Sen. Catherine E. Pugh In order for us to explain our endorsement of 40th District Senator Catherine Pugh, we have to begin with those we did not endorse. First, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is the first sitting mayor in the modern history of the Baltimore AFRO American ...

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