Black Women In Defense of Ourselves

By Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead, Special to the AFRO In 1991, in eight major newspapers around the country, more than 1600 Black women signed and published a statement publicly defending and standing up for and...

Letters To the Editor

Submitted to the AFRO by Former Mayor, Sheila Dixon Dear Editor, Baltimore is struggling but I have no doubt that the city will bounce back and become even stronger. I pray for Ex-Officio Mayor Bernard Young...

OPINION: The Interlopers Better Recognize that Howard University isn’t going Anywhere

By Kyra E. Azore, Originally published by The Grio (www.thegrio.com) For more than 150 years, Howard University has been located on sacred land. This great institution has been the training ground for so many global change...

The Impact of Open Shame on Mental Wellness

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Tonya C. Phillips Baltimore City has once again made national news with the recent scandal concerning its Mayor. Local and national media outlets have ensured that the public...

COMMENTARY: James Byrd’s Killer Didn’t Deserve the Death Penalty

By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Newswire Contributor Killing is wrong. Killing Black people because they are Black is even more wrong. Lynching Black people is exponentially wrong. So why was I opposed to the state-imposed killing...

A Legislative Session We Can Be Proud Of

Submitted to the AFRO by Sen. Cory McCray As a freshman Maryland State Senator serving the 45th Legislative District every day, I can say that I am honored to represent my neighbors in Northeast and...

Climate Change Is Real – And The Time For Action Is Now

Submitted to the AFRO by Rep. Elijah Cummings Recently, at my direction, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform held a critically important hearing on “The Need for Leadership to Combat Climate Change and Protect National...

Vigils Aren’t the Answer to Stopping Crime

Written By Hollis Wormsby, Jr. There was a vigil held in Bessemer, Ala. earlier this month on behalf of more than 100 victims of violent crime from western Jefferson County.  Those who organized the vigil...

COMMENTARY: Classroom Culture Clashes

By Barbara D. Parks-Lee, Ph.D., CF, NBCT (ret.), NNPA ESSA Awareness Campaign When cultures clash in the classroom, students, teachers, administrators, parents, and the community at large all suffer. Education, or lack, thereof, can have...

The Fight for Life

By Dr. Dennis W. Smith   Our meticulously designed capabilities as a people are not mere engraved metaphors, but real attributes bestowed upon us by 'All-Mighty.' Inequality seems to be the etched-in-stone model that exemplifies...

Stop Fighting Poverty— End It

Submitted to the AFRO by George Jones There are enough resources, technology and brain power to completely break the cycle of poverty in this region in 20 to 25 years. And breaking the cycle of poverty...

African Americans, Child Sexual Abuse and Mental Health

Submitted to the AFRO by Rhonda Wilbon & Kevin Daniels April 2019 marks the 18th Anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. During the month of April, all around the country, there are activities and educational...

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