Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Survivor’s Survival Guide

By Eboni Rogers, Special to AFRO Fight like a girl, and win!  My story is not unique from any other woman’s story, but it’s my story nonetheless. Have you ever sat and wondered how your life would...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Survivor’s Survival Guide

By Marnita Coleman, Special to AFRO Help someone to overcome their problem and it will help you overcome yours.  You reap what you sow. Family, as I bring this article to a close, I would like to...

OPINION: Importance of Educators of Color for Black & Brown Students

By Ron Rice, Senior Director, Government Relations at the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools I have been a Black student, education policymaker, and now an advocate for providing the best educational opportunities for all...

Taking Action on Nelson Mandela’s Message

Originally Published December 5, 2007 By Congressman Elijah Cummings December 1st was World AIDS Day – a time each year when committed people around the globe join to raise public awareness about this often deadly disease. Our message was...

The Wisdom of John Wright

Originally Published February 22, 2010 By Congressman Elijah Cummings Those who wonder how best to sustain the coalition for positive change that elected Barack Obama could gain by considering the life of a good man who helped to forge...

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...

Is Placism The New Racism?

By Eugene Butler, Jr In the critically acclaimed series The Wire, Marlo, one of the main characters calmly said, “You want it to be one way - but it’s the other way.” I have lived...

Parenting Points: Create Bedtime Routines for Your Children

By Marnita Coleman, Special to AFRO Putting the kids to bed can be a frustrating task. They never want to go to bed, even if they are fast asleep on the sofa. Our little ones will...

Untreated Breast Cancer: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Story

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Newswire Contributor October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the proliferation of pink ribbons is about to start. Predatory capitalists will make breast cancer their cause, producing pink t-shirts, pocketbooks, everything....

Government Price Arbitration Is Dicey Policy

By Dr. Salatore J. Giorgianni, PharmD Men’s Health Network We are all concerned about the cost of medications. As the leading health advocacy and education non-profit for advancing the comprehensive health of boys and men in...

Dear Black People…

By Karsonya Wise Whitehead For 400 years, we have tried to appeal to White America’s humanity. We preached love and practiced non-violence even in the face of hatred and terror. We worked within their system,...

Baltimore Must Change

By A. Adar Ayira, Special to AFRO “… …are not included, and were not intended to be included, under the word ‘citizens’ in the Constitution, and can therefore claim none of the rights and privileges which...

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