Baltimore: It’s Mourning Time (Again)

By Karsonya Whitehead Black folks, as my Nana used to say, have to find a way to carve out their lives in the stitches. She would always talk about the system when she was knitting....

Poll Results: Americans Are Grateful and Stressed At Holidays

By Amy Forliti, The Associated Press Wade Holcomb has a lot to be grateful for this year. In addition to graduating college and getting a job, he also has a beautiful 4-month-old girl, who will...

COMMENTARY: Marvin Miller Gets to the Baseball Hall of Fame… but no Curt Flood

By Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Newswire Contributor When it was announced on December 8th that the late Marvin Miller, the first executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), had finally been inducted...

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...

Home for the Holidays: Caring for the Soul

By Kevin Daniels Special to AFRO Around this time in 1971, James Brown masterfully penned a song entitled “Soul Power,” which highlighted the cultural need for people to reach beyond mere external vices of the times...

The Disappearing News Story

By Glenn Brown  One hundred. Million. Dollars.  This figure gazed back at me as I read a breaking story on CNN.com last week. Hidden between Trump’s impeachment hearings and celebrity news was a story involving George...

My Critique on the GVP Movement

By Joshua Turner Over the past few years, the Gun Violence Prevention (GVP) movement has grown in the U.S and is now at the forefront of politics, but remains largely skewed in its advocacy. Much...

Stop Bullying!

By Marnita Coleman Special to AFRO From the beginning of time, there was violence in our society, but not to the degree that we see today. In the bible days, when Cain attacked Abel, one could argue...

A Need for Transparency and Healing in Baltimore City

By Shannon Sneed For years in Baltimore, victims of brutality, sexual assault or discrimination by Baltimore police have been forced into silence. Citizens who settled with the police department in cases of police misconduct were...

African-American Male Suicide: No One Seems to Care

By Dr. Salvatore J. Giorgianni Jr., PharmD African-American boys and men in America continue to kill themselves at an alarming rate.  Over the past several months, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released several reports about...

The Black Experience Series: Suicide of the Black Body

By Joshua Turner Special to AFRO Systems are the practical means of how we manifest, reach and extol what we value and diminish what we disvalue. A system will always directly or indirectly reach its intended...

The Moment Most Missed During the Impeachment Hearings

By Quardricos Bernard Driskell Special to AFRO There was one moment in what seems to be this endless cycle of impeachment hearings, where the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Trump’s impeachment spoke volumes about the...

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