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Five Years Later – Five Years Too Late: Reflections on Broken Baltimore 5 years...

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By Bishop Douglas Miles As I look at Baltimore five years after the Freddie Gray uprising the saying “Three strikes you are out” keeps coming to mind. The nation once again in chaos because another Black man has been killed...

The Well: One Step at a Time

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By Andi Pyatt “The Well” is a recurring column to remind us of the power we possess in mind, body and spirit. Exactly one month ago I opened my eyes and stared at my ceiling. As I looked up, I realized...

Opinion: The Neuroscience Behind ‘Karens’

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By Camilla Johnson Perry Special to the AFRO It seems we can’t go a week without hearing or reading about a “Karen” episode. “Karens” have become the colloquial name and street vernacular for White women, considered privileged and entitled. They have gained...

Letter To The Editor: We need expanded vote-by-mail. Our democracy depends on it.

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By Kathi Kramer To the Editor: The impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on all of our lives is clear. Even as some states begin to recover or even reopen, many of us are still worried for the health and...

Opinion: Lawmakers Can Get Thousands Back to Work By Greenlighting Stalled Projects

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Move these projects forward and get Americans back to work By Bette Grande With more than 40 million Americans out of a job due to the coronavirus pandemic, states are scrambling to help the unemployed and laying plans to reopen the...

Five Minutes Before the Klan Shows Up

By Dr. Kaye Whitehead As someone who grew up in Jim Crow South Carolina, my father likes to call himself a survivor. He looked White supremacy and racial hatred in the eye, and though he has not won, he wants...

Editorial Commentary: Search‌ ‌For‌ ‌Strength‌ ‌During‌ ‌Struggle‌

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By Ariel Chrysann AFRO Intern Jac Ross is a timeless talent with a raw voice and a warm heart. He created wonderful songs like “It’s Ok to be Black,” “Saved” and “Questions.” Though these songs are great to listen to, they...

OP-ED: Moving Forward with Police Reform

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By Leonard Hamm, Richard Hite Jr., Wendell France, Henry Martin and Barry W. Powell Police departments across the country are caught up in the public outcry for police reform. Demonstrations have taken place in major cities, not only in the United States...

OP-ED: Eradicate Systemic Racism Together

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By Robert F. Smith These past four months, and particularly the past few weeks, have been among the hardest we’ve experienced as a nation.  These issues matter to all of us.  Naturally, they’re personal to me – and I know...

Letter To The Editor: RETIRE THE REDSKINS”

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By Jake Pickering The Washington Redskins National Football League franchise is a disgrace!  In the year 2020, Washington team owner Daniel Snyder cannot possibly continue to rationalize keeping his ridiculously racist team name in the face of widespread, righteous public...

COMMENTARY: The American Economic System Works Just Fine—for White People

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By Jerome Love, Special to the Houston Forward Times via BPUSA For the past four hundred years, and most recently after the brutal killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, and other Black citizens by police forces in America,...

National Wax Museum Marks 25 Years for Its Lynching Exhibit

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By Dr. Joanne M. Martin It took a camera phone and shocked eye-witnesses to the in-plain-sight death of George Floyd to bring mass attention to the killing of countless numbers of mainly Black men in America by the police. It took...

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