Maryland State Legislation Supports Segregation– –Elected Officials In the Dark and Content to Remain...

At what point is it suitable in Baltimore to give elected representatives a pass on doing their jobs effectively?   It’s a serious question.  Would it matter if they are two years “young” to the...

All God’s Children

WASHINGTON-In an often expressed dream for a better America, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called upon Americans to honor “all God’s children” and their rights to equality and justice. His powerful voice and leadership...

Thank You to the OGs at the Barbershop

By Christopher Hearn, Special to the AFRO The following is a speech delivered by at New York University’s commencement on May 16 by a graduating student. It has been lightly edited and condensed for space...

After 10 Years, Still No Trial for Kharon Davis

"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed..." - US...

A Prayer for Mandela and South Africa’s Future

Over the past couple of weeks, I have found myself tuning into the evening news with a wariness that I haven’t experienced in a long time. My usual jadedness – my numb acceptance of...

Ron Walters…Blacks Split With Obama Over Education Reform

(NNPA) — At the recent National Urban League convention, President Obama’s speech took aim at criticisms launched by the Black civil rights community over the educational reforms proposed by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The...

‘Bill O’Racist’ at It Again

I have written about Bill O'Reilly, a/k/a "Bill O'Racist," in the past and his proclivity to distort the facts when discussing African Americans. Well, he's at it again.  On one of his recent shows on...

…WHILE ROME BURNED

TriceEdney—Historic references are frequently used to comparatively illuminate the character of current persons and/or events.  Recently I have been reminded of the saying, "Nero fiddled while Rome burned!"  In truth, Nero didn't fiddle He,...

George E. Curry…What President Obama Should Do Next

(NNPA) — For Republicans, the Nov. 2 midterm elections were about 2012, not 2010.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made that clear in a speech to the Heritage Foundation.  He said, “…The fact is,...

Getting the racist stain out of the wood

I began my legal career in 1967 doing civil rights work in Louisiana. I had many extraordinary experiences there, but the one that made the deepest impression on me occurred in the Louisiana Supreme...

King of Comedy vs. King of Kings

Submitted to the AFRO by Jomo K. Johnson When unarmed blacks were being shot in the summer of 2016, it was the voice of D.L. Hughley that served a consistent clarion call for justice and...

E Pluribus Unum

Submitted to the AFRO by Congressman Elijah Cummings Last week, in the wake of yet another series of traumatic shootings, I was honored to speak at the NAACP’s 50th annual Freedom Fund Luncheon in Paterson, New...

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