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Baltimore Remains a Tale of Two Cities

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By Karsonya ‘Kaye’  Wise Whitehead For some of you, who live in Hamden or Mount Washington, the reality of having to set up No Shoot Zones, where children can be safe from gun violence, does not actually make sense. In...

Baltimore City Schools, Throwback to Jim Crow Era

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Submitted to the AFRO by Karsonya Wise Whitehead I have been a Baltimore City resident for close to fifteen years. My husband and I are raising our sons here and teaching them how to navigate city life. I have worked as...

COMMENTARY: “Black” or “African American?”

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In a recent televised commentary, Dr. Greg Carr, chair of Howard University’s Department of Afro-American Studies kick-started a stirring conversation that has mostly taken place inside the confines of Black communities around the country. Carr...

Why Aren’t There More Black Sports Agents?

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Submitted to the AFRO by Jaia Thomas The percentage of African-American players in the NFL is 70 percent. Meanwhile, the percentage of African-Americans who own an NFL franchise is 0 percent and the percentage of African-Americans who are presidents of...

‘White People Hate Us Because We’re Black’

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Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead Baltimore is a small town and it is officially divided into nine geographical regions, with over 200 different neighborhoods that are as individual as they are different. I have found that...

Saudi Arabia’s Race Problem

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My first visit to the Middle East was a spiritual and social learning experience.  It highlighted the differences in our cultures as well as the commonality of the human experience. I cried viewing the majesty of Masjid Al-Haram in...

Rutherford Defends Education Record

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Submitted to the AFRO by Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford Over the past four years, I have had the privilege of visiting dozens of schools across our state. I have seen the strengths, and the areas that must be improved,...

African Americans, Child Sexual Abuse and Mental Health

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Submitted to the AFRO by Rhonda Wilbon & Kevin Daniels April 2019 marks the 18th Anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. During the month of April, all around the country, there are activities and educational campaigns to raise public awareness...

Guns and Violence: Cause or Effect

Guns, guns, and more guns are becoming an integral part of American culture. The problem is that guns are providing far too many Americans with the courage to be insane. This analysis is as neutral as neutral can be...

Dear Racist White People, Your Time is Up

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By Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead, Special to the AFRO A few nights ago, while my sons were sitting and doing their homework, I stood at the doorway, and I just looked at them. I thought about how much I loved them...

How Untreated Kidney Disease Can Destroy the Body

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African Americans make up about 13 percent of the population, but they account for 35 percent of people with kidney failure in the United States. According to the National Kidney Foundation, African Americans are nearly three times more likely...

The False Slogan of Right to Work: An Attack on Worker Freedom

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Today’s economy is rigged against working families and in favor of the wealthy and the powerful. That’s not by accident. CEOs and the politicians who do their bidding have written the rules that way, advancing their own interests at...

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