Sarcoidosis Doesn’t Have to be a Death Sentence

Nowadays there are many African Americans living and coping with life changing diseases.  However one disease that is drastically affecting the African American population is called sarcoidosis and there isn’t much known about this...

The False Slogan of Right to Work: An Attack on Worker Freedom

Today’s economy is rigged against working families and in favor of the wealthy and the powerful. That’s not by accident. CEOs and the politicians who do their bidding have written the rules that way,...

All Politics is Local to the Black Church

By K. A. Slayton, Sr. Most are familiar with the phrase made popular by former House Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill, “all politics is local,” and whether we agree with this notion or not, time has...

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...

Why Aren’t There More Black Sports Agents?

Submitted to the AFRO by Jaia Thomas The percentage of African-American players in the NFL is 70 percent. Meanwhile, the percentage of African-Americans who own an NFL franchise is 0 percent and the percentage of...

My Plea to Rape Apologists

Submitted to the AFRO by Nia Hampton Calling out abuse in your community isn’t divisive, being abusive toward your community is. I know this because I wanted to “save” my abuser. My abuser wasn’t a man....

Donald Trump: The Treason Candidate

When will the leadership of the Republican Party do their duty to the nation and disavow the candidacy of the wannabe dictator known as Donald Trump?  That question has in fact been looming over them...

The Supreme Court Case Unions Are Anxiously Watching

By Kenneth Wiley, Special to the AFRO It’s hard to imagine things getting any worse for African-Americans these days, whether it’s police shootings, Starbucks or the rise of hate crimes. However, no one is talking...

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...

It’s Time to Pay Attention to the Attacks on Union Jobs

By Wendy Smith, Special to the AFRO Before getting a union job, I knew very little about the power of having a voice on the job in a union. Now that I’m in one and...

Fairness for Black Travelers

You learn a lot about the character of an organization when things go wrong. For the team at Airbnb, hearing the outcry from African American travelers who were denied lodging because of discrimination was...

Update on HBCU Coalition’s Lawsuit Against Maryland

By Marvin L. 'Doc' Cheatham, Sr., Special to the AFRO In 2006, a coalition of HBCU students, alumni and other HBCU supporters filed a lawsuit in the Maryland Federal District Court against the State of Maryland alleging...

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