An Open Letter on Poverty to America’s Local, State and National, Leaders

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - The US Census Bureau's recent report on poverty in the United States is a clarion call to our nation and our...

Oct. 2 One Nation Rally: Demand the Change We Voted For

On Oct. 2, the National Urban League will join a coalition of more than 150 progressive organizations and tens of thousands of Americans at...

Our Future is in Our Own Hands

Election year 2010 is so important for Maryland’s African-American families that it is essential we remain engaged, register to vote and vote in large...

Ron Walters was a One-Man Civil Rights Movement

(NNPA) — Ronald Walters, the highly-respected political scientist who died last week of cancer at the age of 72, exemplified the true meaning of...

Primary Colors

Four days before Maryland’s primary election on Sept. 14, Baltimore State’s Attorney Patricia Jessamy was out at the corner of Auchentoroly Terrace and Gwynns...

Leo Alexander…A Toss of the Coin or a New Direction

Early voting began Aug. 30 in the District of Columbia. However, a recent survey showed that as much as a third of most likely...

Mona Eltahawy…America, a Mosque and Me

When the planes flew into the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, I was living in Seattle, on the other...

Heber Brown…Public School System Failing Black Community. When is enough enough?

Last week, the Schott Foundation released a startling report, which revealed that nearly 50 percent of African-American males in the nation’s public schools in...

John H. Jackson…Big Challenges Require Big Solutions

(NNPA) - Several weeks ago the Schott Foundation released "Yes We Can: The 2010 Schott 50 State Report on Black Males in Public Education."...

George Curry…The 1963 March on Washington Got Off to a Rocky Start

The dueling events on the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom have ended, but astoundingly little is known about...

AFRO’s Primary Endorsements for Prince George’s County and Maryland

Starting Sept. 3, Maryland voters will be able to cast their votes in the primary election for local and statewide candidates. This is the...

AFRO’s Primary Endorsements for Baltimore City and County, and Maryland

Starting Sept. 3, Maryland voters will be able to cast their votes in the primary election for local and statewide candidates. This is the...