AFRO’s Primary Endorsements for Prince George’s County and Maryland

Starting Sept. 3, Maryland voters will be able to cast their votes in the primary election for local and statewide candidates. This is the first time Maryland has allowed early voting and the submission...

AFRO’s Primary Endorsements for Baltimore City and County, and Maryland

Starting Sept. 3, Maryland voters will be able to cast their votes in the primary election for local and statewide candidates. This is the first time Maryland has allowed early voting and the submission...

AFRO’s Primary Endorsements for Washington, D.C.

On Aug. 30, Washington voters began to cast their votes in the primary election. This is the first time the District has allowed early voting and along with that, initiated a variety of other...

Going Deep: NFL Tinkering with 18 Games

I should be happy right? My favorite sport is only a handshake away from expanding its regular season, so why am I donning the sad face? Sorry, it’s just hard for me to sign...

Elijah Cummings…Achieving a More Balanced and Effective National Drug Strategy

When President Obama released his five-year goals for reducing drug use and its consequences last May, he observed that "by boosting community-based prevention, expanding treatment, strengthening law enforcement, and working collaboratively with our global...

The 47th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Saturday will mark the 47th anniversary of the historic March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his powerful “I Have a Dream” speech. Dr. King’s message of equality, unity, democracy and...

Marc Morial…Dr. Laura Resigns

Here we go again. One more time, a clueless commentator with a microphone and an audience of millions, has brazenly insulted Black America and reacted as if we were the perpetrators. The latest incident involves...

Rev. Al Sharpton…Let’s Reclaim the Dream on Aug. 28

(NNPA) - Forty-seven years ago, our nation was in the midst of uncertainty, trepidation, fear, frustration, anger and unrest.  Forty-seven years ago, we were simultaneously hopeful, dedicated, ambitious, determined and resilient.  Forty-seven years ago,...

H. Lewis Smith…The Enigmatic N-Word

Even though not all Black Americans refer to themselves as the pejorative n-word, an alarming proportion of the Black community uses and/or supports use of the term. For instance, ministers invoke the word from...

Raynard Jackson…The Flag of Hypocrisy

I am amazed that the controversy surrounding the proposed Muslim mosque and community center in New York City at ground zero is still going strong. America has turned into a country where if you...

Julianne Malveaux…Five Years After the Levees Broke

(NNPA) - On Aug. 29, we will commemorate five years since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, broke its levees and drowned the city in feet of water.  Five years ago our nation exhibited some...

Celebrating 90 Years of Women Voting

When my great-grandmother arrived in Baltimore from Poland, she was 16 years old, here to marry a man she’d never met. She had no money in her pocket, but she had the American dream...

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