`I’m From Baltimore, I’m Already Dead’

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead At any given moment, there are about a half a million stories that need to be told about the reality of growing up and trying to...

Our Democracy Restored – Building on the Foundation of 2018

Submitted to the AFRO by Congressman Elijah Cummings Our Democratic Mandate On Election Night last month, I observed that the emerging American majority that we were witnessing was not the end of our struggle to restore our...

Save Monarch Academy Baltimore, Save Baltimore Families

Submitted to the AFRO by Terry Jones If Monarch Academy Baltimore, a Baltimore City public charter school, is closed, Baltimore students will lose a safe, beautiful place to learn. Monarch educates nearly 1,000 students from some...

Baltimore’s Christmas Gift to Atlanta

Submitted to the AFRO by Rev. Dr. Kevin A. Slayton, Sr. Although the times have changed many of the conditions that impact black folk have not, thus the role of the black preacher has not...

Letter from Birmingham Jail

By Dr. Matthew V. Johnson Sr., PhD. In late January 2017, armored vehicles were deployed in Pratt City, Birmingham, Alabama, where I serve as pastor of the Mount Moriah Baptist Church, as support in serving...

Blacks and the Bush (41) Legacy

Submitted to the AFRO by Raynard Jackson Former British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill once said, “To every man there comes a time in his life when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and...

Refugees

By Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Newswire Contributor The hysterics in connection with the Central American refugees seeking asylum in the USA would, under other circumstances, be comical. A few thousand people seeking to enter a...

Can a Woman’s Coalition Survive Petulant White Women?

Submitted to the AFRO by Julianne Malveaux I have had about enough of some white women! First, fifty-three percent of them vote for an odious genital grabber. Then, they organize a women’s march with momentum from the #MeToo...

Criminal Justice Reform Long Overdue for Black America

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Benjamin Chavis As a member of the infamous Wilmington Ten case in North Carolina from 1972 to 2012, I witnessed firsthand why the criminal justice system in the United States needed to be...

`Tell Them That We Matter’

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead For the past five months. I have spent my days driving around and visiting the Black Butterfly neighborhoods of Baltimore City. I visited the schools, the...

Paying for Higher Education

Submitted to the AFRO by Congressman Elijah Cummings As most of us are aware, higher education can be an essential key to financial success. By supplementing a high school diploma with a college degree, Americans can...

The Chisholm Legacy

Submitted to the AFRO by Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, Minyon Moore Nov. 5th marked the historic 50th Anniversary of the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress, Rep. Shirley Chisholm. This important milestone marks...
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