Elijah Cummings…Once more, into the breach . . . .

January is a month when Maryland families pause to reflect on the year just past – and make our plans for the months ahead. The Year 2010 was a year that evoked in me...

‘AFRO’ Journalists Reflect on Favorite, Most Impactful Stories of 2010

Black Farmers Receive Long-Awaited Justice By Zenitha Prince “At last,” read the title of the AFRO story on Congress’ approval of legislation that would release the funds for a settlement owed to the nation’s Black farmers....

Making a Difference for Marylanders

The 111th Congress, which just concluded, began two years ago with an aggressive agenda complicated by an ailing economy that would throw a great many challenges in our path. We tackled these challenges head-on...

To Be Equal #50

As we close out the year, this is a good time to take a look back at some of the big events of 2010 that will influence our lives for years to come. The...

Georgia Prisoners Starting a Nonviolent Movement

Twelve days ago a group of men located in different cities around Georgia began a massive, coordinated, peaceful protest in support of justice and human rights. They used the principles of non-violence that Mahatma...

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 , D-N.Y., was charged with ethics violations, including a failure to pay...

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...

Pigford Passed, Now What?

As the nation celebrates the long awaited approval of funds to settle Pigford II, we have to stop and ask, what happens next? Does this truly make an impact on the state of Black...

A ‘Used Up’ Michael Steele to Seek Second Term as GOP Leader

(NNPA) – Although the Republican Party appears to have gotten as much use as they wanted out of Michael Steele, the embattled chairman of the Republican National Committee told supporters Monday night he will...

We Owe Mr. Perry a Trip over the Rainbow

Tyler Perry's movie For Colored Girls, based on Ntozake Shange's Tony Award-winning Broadway play, was lambasted by movie reviewers across the country. Critics called the movie “a plain disaster,” and naysayers claim he “over-extended...

Why I Choose Not to be Color-blind

Americans are today encouraged to be color-blind. The gist is that all, regardless of race, should enjoy the same opportunities and privileges. I completely understand and agree with that premise. However, I prefer and...

Barry’s Race-Baiting

Much more interesting than Marion Barry and Yvette Alexander’s bill that would impose a five-year time limit on the receipt of public assistance for District residents is a statement that Barry made recently on...

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