The Meaner Trump Gets, the More Kindness We Feel

Written by Steve Klinger "When someone stands up to violence a force for change is released. Every action for peace requires someone to exhibit the courage to challenge violence and inspire love." — Thich Nhat Hanh In this...

When A Police Force Doesn’t Match the Population It Serves – Still, We Can...

Submitted to the AFRO by George H. Lambert, President & CEO of Greater Washington Urban League A recent lawsuit filed by Prince George’s County police officers along with key area civil rights groups shows us...

The Problem of the Twenty-first Century is Still the Problem of the Color-line

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Tiffany Jana At the heart of the recent Harvard University admissions federal lawsuit is the question of just how much a school can consider race in admissions. With both...

How Zip Codes Relate to Achievement Gaps

Submitted to the AFRO by Akil Wilson There’s no question that education quality has an extraordinary impact on the future lives of students. As a parent of a new middle school student, I can personally...

OP-ED: Why are African Immigrants turning to Republicans?

Submitted to the AFRO by Sylvie Bello On Oct. 30, in Bamenda, which is in the Northwest region of Cameroon, a fellow American and missionary, Charles Wesco of Indiana, was killed. It is believed that...

The Light of Friendship On A Dark Winter’s Eve

Submitted to the AFRO by Congressman Elijah E. Cummings  My warmest greeting to each of you during this holiday season. Together, under the grey skies of December, we confront a season of contrasting emotions. Paradoxically, as the...

COMMENTARY: White Churches Have A Moral Responsibility To Stand Up

Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson In 2019, we will commemorate 400 years since the first 20 slaves were transported by ship from Africa by white slave traders and landed in Jamestown, Va. Now four centuries later,...

A Path Forward for Public Safety

Submitted to the AFRO by Del. Cory McCray Whether you are talking to city residents, students, or business owners, one topic continues to dominate the conversation: public safety. The past few decades of disinvestment in...

Using White Privilege to Speak for Black People- Not so Fast

Submitted to the AFRO by Marlyn Thomas In the vein of being politically correct while trying to fight against white privilege by leveling the playing field, the new civil rights element of 2018 became white...

12-year battle for HBCUs equity continues

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Ken Morgan For 12 long years, the four HBCU students and alumni represented by the Maryland Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education and their lawyers have continued to fight...

`I’m From Baltimore, I’m Already Dead’

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead At any given moment, there are about a half a million stories that need to be told about the reality of growing up and trying to...

Our Democracy Restored – Building on the Foundation of 2018

Submitted to the AFRO by Congressman Elijah Cummings Our Democratic Mandate On Election Night last month, I observed that the emerging American majority that we were witnessing was not the end of our struggle to restore our...

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