They Can’t Kill Us All

By Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Special to the AFRO There are neighborhoods in Baltimore City that feel like they are remote, cut off from the rest of the city, distant. I have spent the last...

COMMENTARY: #CancelMichaelJackson? — It’s Not That Easy

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia After a riveting documentary that revisited some of the alleged crimes by R&B superstar R. Kelly – even before his high-profile arrest on child pornography and other sex-related...

COMMENTARY: Will Reparations Become Democrats’ Campaign Theme?

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia A new refrain could be taking center stage during the 2020 Presidential Campaign. Senators Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, both 2020 presidential candidates, said they support...

MD Dems Commemorate Black History

Submitted by Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings “This month, the Maryland Democratic Party commemorates Black History Month. Since the early days of colonial America, Maryland has played an outsized role in the history of Black Americans. Maryland’s...

An Open Letter to Nana Efua Mumford

Submitted by Robert Oliver February 19, 2019 I READ YOUR OPINION PIECE I read “I doubted Jussie Smollett. It breaks my heart that I might be right.” -- https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/02/17/i-doubted-jussie-smollett-it-breaks-my-heart-that-i-might-be-right/?utm_term=.de34b822a3f6 I am also from Chicago, born and raised there. Therefore...

A Communist Perspective on Black History Month

Submitted on behalf of the Communist Party of Maryland—Baltimore Club Before Black History Month, there was Negro History Week, initiated with insight and foresight by the outstanding scholar and activist, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who used...

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,...

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