Can I Live?

Heart disease, cancer, asthma, and premature births are illnesses that residents of south Baltimore face. The neighborhood of Curtis Bay, located in South Baltimore, it is known as "the workmen's part of town" due...

Debbie Hines…Race Conversation is Necessary

What do the Tea party, NAACP, New Black Panther party, Shirley Sherrod and Attorney General Eric Holder have in common? They all teach us about racism. Racism is something you can see, sense, feel...

Why We Need Universal Paid Leave

About this time last year, I found out the devastating news that my husband had stage 4 cancer. Although he is recovering now, I could still use a program like family and medical leave...

`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...

George Curry…Artur Davis Made History Running for Governor of Alabama But Not the...

True to expectations, Artur Davis’ quest to become the first Black governor of Alabama made history. But contrary to expectations, Davis’ stunning defeat provides a sharp – yes, historic – example not only of the...

Rescued from America’s Gulag Archipelago

When a North Carolina judge last week vacated the prison sentences of 50-year-old Henry Lee McCollum, who had spent nearly 30 years on the state’s death row, and his 46-year-old half-brother, Leon Brown, sentenced...

We Create the ‘History’ Our Children Will Remember

This month, as America celebrates African Americans who most influenced our nation’s history, it is worth remembering that our “history” as a people has a very personal aspect. For the young people of our...

Selma’s Lesson: The Struggle Continues

President Obama marked the 50th anniversary of Selma by celebrating the ordinary heroes who sacrificed so much to make America better. Noting that nearly 100 members of Congress were in the audience, he urged them...

NAACP Denounces Recent Wave of Vandalism Against African-Americans

The NAACP issued the following statement after a noose was found May 31, at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. and after NBA star LeBron James’ house in...

Black Women Fight Diabetes

By Linda Goler Blount, MPH, President and CEO Black Women’s Health Imperative The cost of insulin is skyrocketing and people, especially Black women, are dying because they cannot afford or don’t have access to vital medication. There is...

JFK, Hailed by Black America, Soft-Pedaled Civil Rights

Before assuming the presidency in 1960, John F. Kennedy barely paid attention to any Black American beyond his valet, and he intended to follow that approach during the first four of what he expected...

Leveraging Pastors’ Support for Hogan to Settle HBCU Case

Submitted to the AFRO by Dr. Marvin ‘Doc’ Cheatham, Sr. The recent declaration of support given by several Maryland Black pastors for the reelection of Larry Hogan as Governor has generated mixed reactions in the...

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