Standing Up to Terrorism on our Streets

Originally Posted December 5, 2011 By Congressman Elijah Cummings It was only when my nephew, Christopher Cummings, an honor student at Old Dominion University, was killed in a home invasion and double shooting last June that...

Parenting Points: Memories That Last A Lifetime

By Marnita Coleman Childhood is a delicate time in one's life. Children are vulnerable: needing to be fed, led, and protected. Often knowledge, emotions, and habits planted in a child at an early age will...

A MUST READ

TriceEdneyWireService—Each year, most of us make a list of things we plan to do in the coming year.  Most of us really intend to do what we plan, but, unfortunately, most quit within a...

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...

This Is Us: How My Family Navigates the Health Insurance System

By Mackenzie Myers, Special to the AFRO $513,512 That’s how much money Aetna, my family’s insurance company, was billed between January and October 2019. Aetna did not pay that total amount because they have prior agreements...

There Should Be Repercussions if Taxes Aren’t Spent Wisely

Americans are now at the tail end of the most dreaded season of all – tax season. Unfortunately, many people may not be thinking properly about their taxes at all. I have a friend whose...

How to Avoid G.M.O.s in Your Food

What are G.M.O.s?  Genetically Modified Organism (G.M.O.) is the result of laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or...

It’s Time to Help D.C.’s Most Vulnerable Residents Quit Smoking

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the country and is related to at least 5,600 deaths in D.C. alone. D.C. is on the way to becoming smoke free, but there are...

Has Much Changed Since 1955?

Some may say much has changed since our grandparents were boycotting in the streets of the U.S. during the Civil Rights era. Some new laws and policies did in fact give Black people some...

Ben Carson Should Drop Out of the 2016 Presidential Race.

Carson came in a distant fourth place in the Monday Iowa caucuses with 10 percent, behind Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Carson, the brilliant neurosurgeon-turned-terrible-presidential candidate, has never...

An America That Works for Working Families

Over the years, I often have reminded my children that, for our family, Labor Day can never be just another holiday. I tell them about A. Phillip Randolph of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car porters...

Criminal Injustice System Failed Trayvon

Watching television Saturday night, I sat in stunned silence as the jury returned its not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. Then,...

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