We Need (A) Threshing

By Karsonya Wise Whitehead Growing up, I spent every summer on my grandmother’s farm in South Carolina, and she would often use farming metaphors to teach me lessons. Every time a boy broke my heart,...

Maryland State Conference NAACP Supports Northeast Maglev

By Gerald Stansbury The June 28 announcement of support by the Maryland State Conference and several local branches of the NAACP in support of Northeast Maglev’s first phase of its high-speed Superconducting Magnetic Levitation (SCMaglev)...

Maryland State Budget Road Blocks for Baltimore City and Surrounding Counties

By Senator Cory V. McCray Over the holiday weekend, Governor Hogan informed the public that he would not be releasing important funds from the most recent Maryland State Budget. These funds total $245 million, and it...

The Biggest Threat to Black Folks

By Raynard Jackson The biggest threat to the Black community is by far and away drugs. No, not the drugs you might think; but the drug of liberalism  The biggest drug dealers in America are radical...

Letters to the Editor

A Star Employee Ms. Draper, It is with a grateful heart that I make you aware of the awesome customer service that I received from Wanda Pearson. I called the Afro to complain that I had...

COMMENTARY: Reparations Must Include the Costs of Predatory Lending

By Charlene Crowell, Communications Deputy Director with the Center for Responsible Lending In recent years, the spate of homicides linked to questionable uses of deadly weapons and/or force, have prompted many activist organizations to call...

The Struggle for Democracy in America Continues

By Congressman Elijah Cummings A Supreme Court Majority: Missing in Action on Partisan Gerrymandering Last month,  the United States Supreme Court, by a slim 5-4 majority, ruled that our federal courts must stay out of constitutional...

Yes, Donald Trump Is A Racist

By Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead When I was younger, my Nana used to say that there were some things in life that were undeniably true: The earth was going to spin. Nothing was certain, but death...

VIOLENCE AROUND THE MORGAN CAMPUS: A REQUEST FOR A SUMMIT

Office of the President July 12, 2019 The Honorable Bernard C. "Jack" Young Mayor, City of Baltimore 250 City Hall, 100 N. Holliday Street Baltimore, MD 21202 Commissioner Michael Harrison Baltimore City Police Department 601 E. Fayette Street Baltimore, MD 21202   Dear Mayor Young...

A Time for Action to Save Lives

By Congressman Elijah Cummings On June 19, our House Oversight and Reform Committee held its third hearing of 2019 on the adequacy of the federal government’s response to America’s ongoing opioid epidemic.  As we expected,...

Letters To The Editor

By Marie-Louise Murville Dear Editor, In 1776, Thomas Jefferson declared of King George, "He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people." In 2019, plastics have overrun our...

A Vision of Dignified Work for African Peoples 

By Rev. Angelique Walker-Smith Juneteenth, celebrated last month, is known as Independence Day for many people of African descent who are children of enslaved African peoples. It commemorates the day when many formerly enslaved African peoples...
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