Will Baltimore be the Next Flint, Michigan?

By Cathy Allen, Special to the AFRO Maryland elected officials might be living in a secret world, like the mythical world of Wakanda; where the air and the waters are crystal-clear and clean, foods are...

Maryland’s Life Sentences Need to Change

By James Wells, Special to the AFRO Maryland is one of three states that require the governor’s signature before men/women serving life sentences can be released on parole. Thus far, no one has been released...

Voting for True Middle Class Tax & Budgetary Reform

By Elijah Cummings, Special to the AFRO They used to tell us that “a rising tide lifts all boats,” but many Americans are beginning to doubt that rosy promise. Far too many of us are...

It’s Time to Pay Attention to the Attacks on Union Jobs

By Wendy Smith, Special to the AFRO Before getting a union job, I knew very little about the power of having a voice on the job in a union. Now that I’m in one and...

Make Verletta White Permanent Balto. County School Superintendent

By AFRO Editorial Staff Verletta White and S. Dallas Dance are not the same person. While they both improperly failed to disclose side jobs with the Education Research & Development Institute while working for the Baltimore...

“It does happen. All the time. Just not to you and me.”

By Ron Harris and Matthew Horace The first time we met Howard Schulz, the founder and chairman of Starbucks, he was speaking to more than 200 of the nation’s highest ranking Black law enforcement officers...

How to Win at Fundraising

By Mel and Pearl Shaw, Special to the AFRO Wonder why it’s easy for some nonprofits to raise money and not so much for others? Here’s what we have learned: sustained successful fundraising requires consistent...

What Is the Solution to America’s Problems with Race?

By David Ireland, Special to the AFRO The solution is twofold: holding the prejudiced and racially insensitive accountable and practicing forgiveness. You may have heard of the recent story of two African American men being arrested...

Zirkin’s Crime Bill Devalues Black Lives

By Dayvon Love, Special to the AFRO In many of the policy conversations that are happening today about crime and violence there is a tendency lump people who find themselves in the midst of crime...

Congress and the President Must Respond to the Opioid Crisis

By Elijah Cummings, Special to the AFRO Recently, in front of a Baltimore restaurant, I watched as a young man was pushed out of a car, unconscious, and on to the sidewalk in front of...

HBCUs Are Producing a New Generation of Young Women

By N. Joyce Payne, Special to the AFRO Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are commonly credited as the primary training grounds for African-American talent in higher education. You cannot matriculate at public HBCUs without...

What Did America Hear from the Voices of the Unheard

By Kevin Daniels, Special to the AFRO Across the country, many people continue to note the 50th anniversary of the death and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with the subsequent unrest and riots...

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