This Is Us: How My Family Navigates the Health Insurance System

By Mackenzie Myers, Special to the AFRO $513,512 That’s how much money Aetna, my family’s insurance company, was billed between January and October 2019. Aetna did not pay that total amount because they have prior agreements...

OPINION: Danger of Historical Amnesia in the Era of Trump

By Annie “Q” Sajid, Oakland Post News via NNPA This past President’s Day, many anti-Trump rallies were organized in the name of a “Not My President’s Day.” Ironically enough, the “Not My President” refrain began...

Faith for Your Family

By Marnita Coleman, Special to AFRO In the beginning, when God made this world, He created mankind in His image and likeness, and wrapped him in a bodily form. They were male and female, two entities,...

How to Kick A** and Hold on to My Broken Pieces

By Karsonya Whitehead, Special to the AFRO I was raised by baby boomers: the last Jim Crow generation whose lives were shaped by the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, the words of Martin...

The Black Experience Series: An Inept Prison System

By Joshua Turner When we observe the incarceration and crime crisis in our country, it’s easy to focus on the individual rather than addressing the systemic issue. I argue that crime is the result of...

AFRO Exclusive Commentary: Catherine Pugh Is My Friend

By Paul Coates, Special to AFRO In the matter of the U.S. Department of Justice vs. Catherine Pugh, I am not a disinterested party. I'm very interested, and for the last 9 months, I have watched...

Do I Still Have to Eat Like White People?

By Charmaine Jones This piece is a follow up to the Aug. 29, 2018 article, “Do I Have to Eat Like White People,” also by Charmaine Jones. Last year, on Aug. 29, 2018 I posed a...

Movin’ On Up?

By Marnita Coleman, Special to AFRO It is wonderful to provide your children with good things. I have given my children two types of gifts: ones that were useful and enjoyable, and ones that were beyond...

Yes, Baltimore is Indeed On Fire

By Karsonya Whitehead I am almost certain that my Nana came and visited me in my dreams last night. She told me that I needed to imagine a world where justice exists and then fight...

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...

The Black Experience Series: Disheveled Communities

By Joshua Turner “Tryna impress them people in power when power abusin' us” - Trauma, Meek Mill A person’s environment and communities play a large role in their development. The conditions we are subject to...

OP-ED: Black Americans Are Winning with President Trump

By The Honorable Dr. Benjamin Carson  Actions speak louder than words, and the Trump Administration has bellowed its vision for Black America. For years, politicians have demonstrated reform and the advancement of our communities. The...

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