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Helping Children Cope with Crisis

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"If you were to look down upon the world today, you would see a world divided by wars and natural disaster...you would think there is little hope...Even though there is a lot of bad in the world, we have...

‘AFRO’ Journalists Reflect on Favorite, Most Impactful Stories of 2010

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Black Farmers Receive Long-Awaited Justice By Zenitha Prince “At last,” read the title of the AFRO story on Congress’ approval of legislation that would release the funds for a settlement owed to the nation’s Black farmers. The two words were a...

The Legacy of Jesse Jackson

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Al Sharpton has patterned his career so closely after the Jesse Jackson model that he could be justifiably charged with identity theft. Like Jackson, he began wearing a Martin Luther King medallion around his neck. Like Jackson, he started...

Letter to Editor

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By Helen Gilbert Defend “The Squad” against racist, sexist attacks Radical Women stands against the racist, sexist and xenophobic attacks on four Congresswomen of color -- Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- by Trump, conservatives and the right...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Survivor’s Survival Guide

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By Eboni Rogers, Special to AFRO Fight like a girl, and win!  My story is not unique from any other woman’s story, but it’s my story nonetheless. Have you ever sat and wondered how your life would turn out to be? Have...

The Argument Against Double Standards in Education

New York City has become the latest battleground in the national fight for education equality. In some schools, hallways serve as a stark dividing line. Classrooms with peeling paint and insufficient resources sit on one side, while new computers, smartboards...

Linda Meric…Memo to Congress: Extend Programs that Help Us

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Dear Member of Congress: You’ve got a lot to consider in this month. You’re scheduled to debate international treaties and Internet censorship. There’s talk of military affairs and revamping federal agencies. But this should be at the top of your agenda:...

Feminism: The New F Word

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In 2016 there is a new F word causing controversy in schools. Students are allowed to say it, yet not many of them know exactly what it means. In some ways, this is more harmful than the original F...

COMMENTARY: Don’t Let Predatory Tax Loans Take Your Refunds

By Charlene Crowell, NNPA Newswire Contributor For many consumers, the New Year brings an annual effort to file taxes early enough to help pay off big bills, replace major appliances or tuck away a few bucks for the proverbial ‘rainy...

Republican Budget Cuts: Lost Jobs, Lagging Community Investment, Less Help for the Poor

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House Republicans last week introduced a spending measure to fund the federal government for the rest of fiscal year. And, perhaps not surprisingly, it is an extreme and indiscriminate assault on African Americans and other populations who have historically...

Making the Case That Medicaid Works

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You never know what obstacles life is going to put in front of you. When I was 25, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Before I turned 30, I was using a wheelchair. When you have a disability, it...

The State of the VA Maryland Health Care System

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This week, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin delivered the first “State of the VA” address to highlight the progress the Department is making, while clearly stating the challenges it faces. Let this message serve as a...

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