Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III…The Hate that Hate-filled Dialogue Produces

(TEWire) - While conducting a town hall meeting in Tucson, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was shot in the head Jan. 8. She struggles for her life in an Arizona hospital. Giffords was among 13...

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of an American Icon

On Jan. 17, our nation will pause to celebrate and honor the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of our most admired leaders whose vision, strength and courage helped bring...

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...

Boehner’s Real Death Panel Replaces Palin’s Fake One

Until this week, the lies about death panels were some of the worst spread by Sarah Palin and the Republicans to scare seniors about health care reform and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now...

Ben Jealous…An Urgent Movement for Justice

During the past two weeks, in response to successful grassroots campaigns, two governors have released Black Americans who had been railroaded by our nation’s criminal justice system. Together, these cases speak to the urgent need...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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