In Debate Debacle, Black America, Baltimore Just Throw Away Lines

Donald Trump’s 2005 comments about him having the ability to kiss and grope women’s genitals with impunity were ubiquitous last night on the stage at Washington University in St. Louis, sight of the second...

An Open Letter to City Schools Students, Families and Community Members

I am very pleased to report that our school opening on Aug. 25 went smoothly, and that our students started the new school year with enthusiasm and excitement. For me, the first day of school is pure joy. I visited families in...

The Wall Street Journal is Wrong

Once again historically Black post-secondary institutions find themselves the target of an unwarranted and deceitful attack. This rhetoric marginalizes and mischaracterizes the vital role these public and private schools play to spur the growth...

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...

5 Keys to Master the Art of Listening to Your Kids

By Marnita Coleman Special to the AFRO With so much going on in the world that affects our children, it is important for them to feel that they have a safe place to air their true...

Proposition 7: Gaming Expansion A Great Opportunity

For years, Marylanders have argued over gaming. In years before, much of the contention seemed to center on the moral and social considerations of gambling—whether it leads to addiction, personal bankruptcies and increased crime...

Traps for the desperate and unwary

Richard Cordray, Director of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, tells the sad story of a man who, needing emergency car repairs, borrowed $500 from a so-called “payday lender.” After nine months of relentless...

Get Your Head Back in the Game!

By Marnita Coleman Special to AFRO Have you ever self-examined your heart? No, not your physical heart that pumps blood throughout your body, but your spiritual heart where thoughts are produced and habits are developed? As...

Ask President Obama to Create a Marshall Plan for Black America

We’re thankful for President Obama’s leadership during the Great Recession, and we appreciate what he’s done to make America a better place. Here’s just some of his best work: His first achievement was to sign...

Elijah Cummings…Standing up for America’s Priorities

Americans are recovering from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, and I am confident we will succeed. However, we also must consider where we and our families will be, economically, when our...

From Malcolm X to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz

“You may be shocked by these words coming from me. But on this pilgrimage, what I have seen, and experienced, has forced me to rearrange much of my thought-patterns previously held, and to toss...

Carrying the Torch for Freedom, Justice and Equality

The best way to recognize and celebrate African-American History Month is make more history. We need to look at our new generation of young, committed, and talented freedom fighters and usher them to their...

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