Why Marcus Garvey’s Ideas are Still Relevant

By Sam P.K. Collins, Senghor Jawara Baye and Baba Mos Woodson Banneker Jackson-Bey Division of the Universal Negro Improvement Association - African Community Leagues (Division 330, UNIA-ACL) Amid police-involved shootings, filthy drinking water, abysmal public education...

Baltimore Remains a Tale of Two Cities

By Karsonya ‘Kaye’  Wise Whitehead For some of you, who live in Hamden or Mount Washington, the reality of having to set up No Shoot Zones, where children can be safe from gun violence, does...

Black and Biracial Americans Wouldn’t Need to Code-Switch if We Lived in a Post-Racial...

By Chandra D.L. Waring, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) In telling the story of Cassius, a young Black man who becomes an extraordinarily...

Forging our National Response to the Opioid Epidemic

By Elijah Cummings On July 27, Senator Elizabeth Warren and I held a congressional Roundtable in Baltimore with Maryland Senator Ben Cardin and Congressman John Sarbanes, Baltimore officials, health professionals, and community representatives.  We did...

Dems Left Us Black and Blue, So We’re Going Green

By Rev. Annie Chambers, Dr. Marvin “Doc” Cheatham, Glenn L. Ross, and Sylvia Harris The AFRO recently ran an op-ed by an author who called out the Democratic Party for allegedly supporting immigrants’ rights over African Americans’...

Making Summer Opportunities Available to All

By John B. King Jr. The summer is underway and I feel very blessed to say that after a very positive school year with great teachers in Montgomery County Public Schools, my daughters have embarked...

We Need A Governor That Will Stand Up To Trump

By Larry S. Gibson It is outrageous that Gov. Larry Hogan has not spoken out against the race-baiting commercials being run by the Republican Governor’s Association which are directed at Ben Jealous in Maryland and...

Open Letter to Trump’s Preachers

By Frederick Douglass Haynes, III et al. Dear Colleagues in Christ, With heartbreak, yet hope, we reach out to you in the Name of our Lord and Liberator, Jesus, the Christ. It was unsettling and upsetting...

All Politics is Local to the Black Church

By K. A. Slayton, Sr. Most are familiar with the phrase made popular by former House Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill, “all politics is local,” and whether we agree with this notion or not, time has...

Democrats’ Immigration Dogma is Damaging African American Communities

By Tom Broadwater If you're a Democrat and you question the party orthodoxy on immigration, prepare to be excommunicated. That's the grim lesson of a recent fracas involving Our Revolution, the progressive advocacy group founded by...

Affordable Housing: A Debate over Core American Values

By Elijah Cummings Along with access to food and healthcare, every American family deserves to live in a safe and affordable home.  We are not a nation that abandons our people. These principles were central to...

Prime and Prejudice: Scrutinizing Amazon’s Practices

By Barbara Arnwine Amazon claims to be a company that values inclusion and diversity, but a recent report reveals that this façade masks a darker side, as the company profits from selling White supremacist and...

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