Leo Alexander…A Toss of the Coin or a New Direction

Early voting began Aug. 30 in the District of Columbia. However, a recent survey showed that as much as a third of most likely voters are still undecided or open to changing their minds...

Mona Eltahawy…America, a Mosque and Me

When the planes flew into the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, I was living in Seattle, on the other side of America. My brother and his wife were visiting...

Heber Brown…Public School System Failing Black Community. When is enough enough?

Last week, the Schott Foundation released a startling report, which revealed that nearly 50 percent of African-American males in the nation’s public schools in 2008 didn’t graduate. Dr. John Jackson, president and CEO of...

John H. Jackson…Big Challenges Require Big Solutions

(NNPA) - Several weeks ago the Schott Foundation released "Yes We Can: The 2010 Schott 50 State Report on Black Males in Public Education." The report revealed that the overall graduation rate (2007-2008) for...

George Curry…The 1963 March on Washington Got Off to a Rocky Start

The dueling events on the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom have ended, but astoundingly little is known about the behind-the-scenes maneuvering that at several times threatened to derail...

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...

Ezili Danto…Wyclef Jean’s Presidential Candidacy a Distraction

The on-again-off-again presidential candidacy of music star Wyclef Jean is a distraction for Haiti. On Friday, Aug. 20, the Haiti Electoral Council ruled that 15 out of the 34 candidates had not met the legal...

Adrienne T. Washington…District’s ‘Bush v. Gore’ Redux

Could the Democratic primary in two weeks turn out to be “Bush v. Gore in D.C.?” Maybe no hanging chads or midnight Supreme Court session, but with an unprecedented number of “disputed” provisional or “special...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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