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Faith in the Midst of COVID-19

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By Dr. Kevin Daniels With currently over 1.36 million confirmed cases in the United States and over 4.1 million  around the world, the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 has caused over 80,562 deaths in the U.S. and 282K around the world....

Op-Ed: COVID-19 Shows Impact of Racism

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By Robert Gilbert Jr. Rev. George C. Gilbert, Jr. is the Assistant to the Pastor and Director of the Music Ministry at Holy Trinity United Baptist Church in Northeast, D.C. and a member of the Social Justice Commission part of...

Commentary: The Cost of Civic Sharecropping

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“Be the change you want to see.”  - Anonymous Persons  By Nneka Nnamdi The above sentiment suggests Baltimore residents must become active in making their own neighborhoods better. This is a story of what it actually looks like when residents attempt...

The Well: Chaos and Growth: Two Sides of the Same Coin

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By Andi Pyatt  “The Well” is a recurring column to remind us of the power we possess in mind, body and spirit. A few days ago, around 9 o’clock at night, I heard my son running down the steps of our...

Op-Ed: Baltimore Needs a New Way Forward

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By Jessica Solomon As Baltimore adapts and grapples with structural challenges that have been exacerbated by COVID-19, we are also tasked with choosing our next leader on June 2nd.  This moment of uncertainty is a call to action for all of...

Pan African Mother: Fight for Life Before and During COVID-19

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By Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith “he took him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son.” Exodus 2:10a The disproportionate number of illnesses and deaths related to COVID-19 in the Pan African community are alarming. The Center for Disease Control...

Editorial Commentary: Level Up With Year Up

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By Ariel Chrysann Special to AFRO Have you ever wondered if you’re in the right place doing the right thing? I know I have, a few times to be exact, especially when I look back and see that I haven’t accomplished...

COMMENTARY: In America the Choice – Death, Coronavirus or the Economy

By Roger Caldwell, NNPA Newswire Contributor Under the direction and management of President Donald Trump and his coronavirus pandemic task force, there has been mass death. With over 56,000 deaths, and over one million cases of the virus, there are...

What Our Mothers Might Have Been

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By Terasha Ann King Sitting in an easy chair, watching an episode of “The Waltons,” entitled “Romance,” while being quarantined in my home from the Coronavirus—my mind began to wonder. In this episode, the mother, Olivia Walton explores her interest in...

What I’ve Learned About Motherhood

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By Katie Taylor Special to the AFRO I’ll never forget riding the bus home scared because I had to confront my mother with news of my pregnancy. I had found out my fate earlier during the school day. I was 18,...

A Letter From Shannon Sneed

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Dear Moms, Like many of us, my day starts early. It is now 10 p.m. as I sip another coffee and begin to write. Moms often appear to seamlessly juggle careers, families and friends. We are the emotional anchor, the...

#BlackCovidStories: When Tomorrow Comes

By Dr. Kaye Whitehead, Special to the AFRO When my oldest son was born, my Nana told me that raising Black boys in America requires both courage and fearlessness. She said that I needed to learn how to move forward...

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