UMSSW Provost Responds

Submitted By Bruce Jerrell, MD, FACS I am writing as provost of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) in response to the letter published Feb. 15, “A Call for Racial Justice and Anti-Racism at the...

COMMENTARY: Black Boys Need Rites of Passage Programs in 2019 Across the Country

By Roger Caldwell, NNPA Newswire Correspondent 2019 is important to African American Men because the opportunities are boundless and amazing. If you can conceive it, you can achieve it. The only barriers holding Black men...

A Matter of Death or Life

Submitted to the AFRO by Congressman Elijah Cummings  On January 29, during the first hearing of 2019 for our House Committee on Oversight and Reform, the image and words of a wonderful Baltimore woman I...

Blackface Resurfaces, What are we Gonna’ do?

Written by Dr. David Wilson, Originally Published Nov. 12, 2001 The recent racial controversy following Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam’s refusal to resign after the resurfacing of a racist photo from his yearbook and fashion houses like...

A Call for Racial Justice and Anti-Racism at the UMSSW

Submitted to the AFRO by a Member of the University of Maryland School of Social Work We are members of the University of Maryland School of Social Work (SSW) community who are concerned about ongoing...

COMMENTARY: Our Planet is Melting. Who Cares?

By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Newswire Contributor The Right Reverend William Barber has revived Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign. He has reminded us that the triple evils of an age were racism, militarism,...

COMMENTARY: The State of the Black Union

By Raynard Jackson, founder and chairman of Black Americans for a Better Future (BAFBF) During the month of February in America we celebrate Black History Month. As we celebrate the achievements of Blacks in the...

Legal Double Standard Keeps Us In Shackles

Submitted by Oscar Blayton It's time we stop lying to ourselves. The lying has gone on much too long and every time the lie is repeated, we are all the worse for it. The lie is that...

The Spiritual Resistance of African People to Enslavement and Forced Immigration

Submitted by Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith Black History Month is especially memorable this year as we commemorate the quad-centennial of our Angolan ancestors who landed in 1619 in Jamestown, Va. Unlike popular perception, African and African...

Strengthening Communities by Fighting for $15

Submitted by Sen. Cory McCray Over the last several years, advocates, unions, and political leaders have been advocating for increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour. At the same time, this initiative has surged...

COMMENTARY: #FirstThem Movement Highlights White Predators

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The #MeToo movement began a little more than two years ago, and some of the most famous and powerful men – like Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, and...

No More Government Shutdowns

Submitted By Congressman Elijah Cummings The American people breathed a sigh of relief last Friday when President Trump agreed with Democratic congressional leaders to reopen the federal government for three weeks while we negotiate about...

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