We Need More Black Urologists

By Black Health Matters A war is being waged to close the gap in diagnosis, treatment and death related to prostate cancer between African-American men and those of other races. The battlefields include the relative...

OP-ED: Redefining Suffrage, Unerasing Black Women

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The 19th Amendment was adopted Aug. 18, 1920, after the required number of states ratified the constitutional measure. Though many Black women led suffrage campaigns, the 19th Amendment put white women...

The Black Opinion On Trump’s Impeachment

By Roger Caldwell Where is the rage from the Black community on the impeachment of President Donald Trump? The Black community in 2019 appears to be invisible and lethargic when it comes to politics, and as...

Determined to Win in 2020

By Marnita Coleman Special to AFRO Wow, can you believe how fast time is flying by? It seems as though it was just yesterday when I used to watch “The Jetsons,” a cartoon about a futuristic...

Commentary: I Was Just Thinking… Mama In The Classroom

By Norma Adams Wade I wrote my first column in 1988 for a local Dallas newspaper. I wrote about a beloved Dallas guidance counselor and teacher that most students called “Mama.” Chew on that for...

OP-Ed: ‘On Saturday I Endorsed Jill Carter for Congress’

The following is the opinion of Ben Jealous, it is not an endorsement by the AFRO. We invite others to submit Op-eds of 700 words or less. The AFRO reserves the right to edit...

How the Eugenics Movement Gave Birth to Gentrification

By Jonathon Carrington Special to AFRO Historically, in the United States and abroad, social policies originated out of the need to forcibly sterilize and rehabilitate the "feeble-minded," “unfit,” and "insane." These ideas led to development of...

The Coat Check

By Marnita Coleman Special to AFRO At the age of nine, my daughter had developed a habit of not hanging up her coat. She would come home, toss her coat on the back of a chair,...

Talmadge Branch for Congress: Here’s Why

By Andy Pierre  The last time the 7th Congressional District suffered such a void in leadership was when former Congressman Mfume stepped down after a great run to go work in the private sector. There...

The Black Experience: Undervalued Healing

By Joshua Turner, Special to the AFRO “Ain't no PTSD the drugs keep em at ease”- Trauma, Meek Mill  When we experience trauma, in order to properly recover, there has to be an incubation period in...

OP-ed: Washington Outlines Crime Plan

The following is the opinion of Sen. Mary Washington, candidate for Mayor of Baltimore; it is not an endorsement by the AFRO. We invite other candidates for Baltimore Mayor to submit OP-eds of 700 words...

COMMENTARY: The Danger of the “Ethno-Nationalist” State

By Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Newswire Contributor One of the most common features of right-wing populist and fascist movements is the demand for ethnic and/or racial purity. During the course of the 20th century we...

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