‘White People Hate Us Because We’re Black’

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...

Saudi Arabia’s Race Problem

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...

Rutherford Defends Education Record

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...

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...

Dear Racist White People, Your Time is Up

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...

`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...

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...

How Untreated Kidney Disease Can Destroy the Body

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...

African Americans, Child Sexual Abuse and Mental Health

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...

WHAT SHALL WE DO?

TriceEdneyWireService —There are few surprises in Washington, DC politics.  We've been reduced to exhausting ourselves determining when this Administration is being hyperbolic, using “alternative facts” or attempting to use “facts”—without adding “alternative” to their...

The Crisis of Faith and the Rise in Suicide Rates

Submitted to the AFRO by Kevin Daniels, Cashmere O’Neal and Paul Archibald The month of September is widely considered National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and it is observed as a time to bring education surrounding...

VIOLENCE AROUND THE MORGAN CAMPUS: A REQUEST FOR A SUMMIT

Office of the President July 12, 2019 The Honorable Bernard C. "Jack" Young Mayor, City of Baltimore 250 City Hall, 100 N. Holliday Street Baltimore, MD 21202 Commissioner Michael Harrison Baltimore City Police Department 601 E. Fayette Street Baltimore, MD 21202   Dear Mayor Young...

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