COMMENTARY: The Hypocrisy Surrounding the R. Kelly Debate

By Raynard Jackson, NNPA Newswire Contributor I usually don’t write about salacious issues involving sex, scandal, and other issues I consider a waste of time; but because of the volume of calls and emails asking...

Black Tech Genius Is All Around Us – Amazon Should Take Note While Building...

Submitted to the AFRO by Ateya Ball-Lacy Black genius is all around us. It is inescapable. We see it in our neighborhoods. We see it in our schools. We see it in our churches. Black...

State Solutions for Baltimore City Police

Submitted to the AFRO by By Cory McCray At its best, government exists to serve an essential function: helping people. Reaching this goal can only be achieved when the public agencies created to help people...

Adjust

Submitted By Tom H. Hastings "They'll make adjustments. They always do." So said Donald Trump when a reporter asked him about the millions of people directly affected by his shutdown. Yes, millions. Nearly 400,000 federal workers are not...

Today, I Am a (Black) Man (Kofi Elijah Whitehead)

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead Written by Kofi Elijah Whitehead I have spent the last four years trying to find answers to the questions that were posed to me by my mother...

State Achievement Goals for Black Students Lower Than Whites by 23 Points

By The Buckeye Review, NNPA Newswire Contributor The Ohio State Department of Education published its goals for White students at 86.3 versus 63.4 for Black students, as reported by the Performance Index Subgroup Data. The...

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...

Attention — Are we now all clear about climate change?

By Bill Fletcher Jr., NNPA Newswire Contributor In the last two months we have had two devastating hurricanes along with two devastating reports regarding climate change. If anyone wants to further deny the reality of climate...

COMMENTARY: Living in America While Being Black Under the Trump Regime

By Roger Caldwell, NNPA Newswire Contributor In 2018, many Black people in America believe that it is not important or relevant to consider them Black. They see their race as human, and they have no...

OP-ED: Because of the CBC, the Farm Bill Includes Millions for HBCUs, Black Farmers,...

By Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (D-LA-02), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus In 1986, on her award-winning “Control” album, singer-songwriter Janet Jackson asked: “What have you done for me lately?” This is a question...

COMMENTARY: Allen Can’t Run from Mismanagement Failures with Burgundy and Gold

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer,  [email protected] Following another dismal 4-12 season in 2014 Bruce Allen, the president and general manager of the NFL’s franchise in Washington, D.C. uttered the phrase that continues to define his legacy. “We’re...

Baltimore 2019: Let It Be Daybreak to End Our Long Night of Despair

By Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead On December 31, 1862, the night before the Emancipation Proclamation was to be released Black and White people around the country were watching and waiting for freedom to arrive. They...

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