Editorial

  • The Battle for the Future of Maryland’s HBCU’s

    In 2006, a group (the “Coalition”) consisting of friends and supporters, alumni and students of some of the area’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) organized to initiate action they individually and collectively believed needed to be taken to address ...

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  • William Donald Schaefer (1921-2011)

    With the passage of William Donald Schaefer on April 18, an epoch of the last half of Maryland’s 20th century political world has come to a close. No other person during that time span dominated the political environments of Baltimore and Maryland as completely as Schaefer. With his ...

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  • Our View: ‘I’ll Give you D.C.’

    D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray was outraged. D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton was livid, almost apoplectic. Even Illinois Democrat Danny Davis, ranking member on the House subcommittee with oversight of the District of Columbia, said it was wrong. But it was D.C. residents such as David Hinnant, ...

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  • Sorry Sessoms, WE DON’T BUY IT

    A nearly $8,000 ticket to Egypt? A $2,000 trip to San Antonio? A chauffeur-driven Lincoln Navigator? Does the controversial University of the District of Columbia President Allen Sessoms really believe he can simply explain away such extravagant travel expenses as justification for attempting ...

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  • Editorial: We Owe Mississippi Gov. Barbour NOTHING!

    In recent days some have heaped accolades on Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour for indefinitely suspending the double life sentences unjustly leveled against Gladys and Jamie Scott for their alleged role in a 1993 robbery. What seems to have been lost in the celebration is that Barbour’s ...

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  • On the Scandal Sheets

    2010 saw its share of hot messes stemming from the perennial swamp of Congress to the pulpit. Many were surprised when longtime legislator [Rep. Charlie Rangel], D-N.Y., was charged with ethics violations, including a failure to pay taxes on vacation property—given a 40-year stint on ...

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  • Thanks for the Memories

    From entertainers to business moguls and models, the world lost a number of standout figures in 2010. News of their deaths sent shockwaves throughout the public, as fans mourned their losses. Here, the AFRO remembers some of the nation’s most recognized faces and the memories they ...

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  • Election 2010: Not Sure it Changes Anything

    Well the results are in, and Election 2010 has come to a close. I find it hard to imagine anyone more excited about that than I. Then again, if what I heard during my travels on Election Day is true, many people were more interested in this job interview process being over, than they were […]

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  • VOTE!

    On the eve of what pundits are calling "historic mid-term elections," I have only one message to share. If you haven't already done so, VOTE. There is a fear many voters will stay home out of apathy, disgust, discouragement or because they lack a compelling local or national ...

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  • O’Malley: Actions are Louder Than Words

    Click here to view the AFRO 2010 Endorsements for selected Congressional, State-wide, and County races. Probably the most important race in Maryland this election is the governorship. With the national – and the state’s – economy continuing to lag, never before has there been ...

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