Happy Jackie Robinson Day

Submitted to the AFRO by William B. Robertson Born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia, I am now 86 years old and live in Baltimore, Maryland during the warm months.  However, my wife and I flee to...

COMMENTARY: Wordz of Wilson — Black Heroes

By Chelle Wilson, International Secretary of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorotity, Inc., Texas Metro News “The Need for Heroes” by Langston Hughes was featured in a 1941 issue of The Crisis. He was bothered by the overwhelmingly...

An Ode to Nipsey

By Shana Trammel, AFRO Columnist Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was only 33 years of age when he was shot and murdered outside of his establishment, Marathon Clothing Company, located  in South Los Angeles on March 31,...

Lives Remain In the Balance: 2019

Submitted to the AFRO by Congressman Elijah Cummings If President Trump and his Republican allies would seriously consider both their sense of humanity and the lessons of history, they would halt their continuing attacks on...

Letters To The Editor

Submitted to the AFRO by Briana Cardwell To the Editor: In “The Crisis of Immigration and the Welcoming of Strangers” you reflected on how the immigration crisis is a call to action. I couldn’t agree more. My client,...

Is Baltimore City Broken?

By Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Special to the AFRO Between Baltimore City and the rest of the world, there is always a hint of an unasked and therefore unanswered question. It is a question that is rooted...

REV. EARLE J. FISHER: After #MLK50: #MLK51 – Going in circles

By Rev. Dr. Earle J. Fisher, Special to The New Tri-State Defender I remember the pomp and circumstance of #MLK50. Plenty of lights, cameras, actions, and lofty promises. A year later the lights have dimmed, cameras...

COMMENTARY: The Fight for Equal Pay, Gender Parity Heats Up

By Barrington M. Salmon,Contributing Writer, Black Press USA Despite the United States touting itself as the bastion of freedom and equality, women in this country – despite comprising 50.8 percent of the population – have...

Recall the Cadillac Tax to Protect American Workers

Written by Janet Trautwein Dozens of lawmakers just formally took their seats in a new Congress. At the top of their legislative agenda this year should be a measure that commands bipartisan support -- repeal...

The Md. General Assembly Must Keep Baltimore Accountable for Historical Neglect

Submitted to the AFRO by Briana Bostic Baltimore has seen, repeatedly, how the burden of structural racism and disinvestment leaves residents seeking opportunity where there is little, wanting an improved quality of life that remains...

Start Earlier-Child Care

Submitted to the AFRO by Chelsea Neil Imagine the fear and anger you would experience upon hearing from your child care provider that your child has been exposed to toxic chemicals. Over ten years ago,...

Letter to the Editor: Royalty of The ‘Elders’

Submitted by Dr. Dennis Walter Smith Sr. Reminiscent about those Saturday mornings on the lake telling the old guy, in a seven-year-old voice, “You have to put the worm on first Grandpa before you throw the...
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