Parenting Points: Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child

By Marnita Coleman In sharing with friends about the controversial topic “spare the rod spoil the child,” I’ve found that many of us grew up in an era where “spankings” were the dominant method of...

Biden’s Words On Racial Equality Ring Hollow

By Zachary R. Wood, Black Press USA “I think the Democratic Party could stand a liberal George Wallace, someone who’s not afraid to stand up and offend people, someone who wouldn’t pander, but would say...

The Spirit of Warning

By the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan I have dedicated my life to truth and to the service of a suffering Black people in the United States of America, and oppressed people all over the world....

School Starts as “Separate, But Still Unequal

By Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith For many, the Back-to-School season is a source of pride. It serves as a reminder of our historic national commitment to education for all. This commitment has contributed to the...

Parenting Points: Memories That Last A Lifetime

By Marnita Coleman Childhood is a delicate time in one's life. Children are vulnerable: needing to be fed, led, and protected. Often knowledge, emotions, and habits planted in a child at an early age will...

A Diabetes Memoir

By Regina L. Martin I am an African-American woman living with type 2 diabetes. I recently obtained a temporary customer service position with a national association dedicated to fighting diabetes. It was my dream job. Here...

Black America, End HIV Together

By Raniyah Copeland Science Magazine’s 2011 “Breakthrough of the Year” was the discovery that antiretroviral drugs were a game-changer in HIV prevention. The development of treatment as Prevention and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) ushered in the...

COMMENTARY: Why Would HUD Gut Its Own Disparate Impact Rule?

By Charlene Crowell, NNPA Newswire Columnist Whatever happened to the American Dream of owning a home and giving your children a better life than you experienced as a child? Is this ‘dream’ being deferred or...

In A Truly Fair America, Every Day Would Be Labor Day

By Congressman Elijah Cummings On our national Labor Day just passed, I paused to recall how, for my family, like so many others, our struggles for civil rights and economic rights have always been intertwined.   We...

Changing the Future

By Diane Bell-McKoy, President & CEO of ABC As the CEO of an organization committed to helping create more economically prosperous communities across the state of Maryland, I go to bed every night asking myself,...

Repeal The Damn Second Amendment

By Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead It’s 4:20a.m.: it is quiet outside, and this is my daily soul check time. I slowly open my eyes, without getting up, and ask myself the same question: do I...

The Power of Words

By Marnita Coleman, Special to the AFRO I am often stunned by what I overhear parents say to their children. Carelessly, they open their mouths and unleash all kinds of negative words on the very...
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