A poster at the third annual Women’s March on Jan. 19. (Photo By George Kevin Jordan)
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D.C. Women’s March An All Inclusive Affair

THE AFRO — Thousands gathered Saturday to observe the third annual Women’s March in D.C. […read more]

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For little over a decade, the alumni from Morgan State University, Coppin State University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Bowie State University have been locked in litigation with the state to dismantle what they say is racial segregation, causing a federal judge to appoint a special official to craft a plan to increase diversity at Maryland’s historically black colleges./AFRO Photo/Deborah BaileyAFRO Photo/Deborah Bailey
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Oral Arguments Scheduled for HBCU-Maryland Inequality Case

NNPA NEWSWIRE — In 2013, Judge Catherine Blake, U.S. District Court of Maryland, found that Maryland continues to operate vestiges of a de jure system of segregation, specifically by continuing a longstanding practice of duplicating academic programs offered at HBCU’s, rather than investing in making the HBCU programs attractive to a diverse range of students. […read more]

Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD.-7) . (Courtesy Photo)Courtesy Photo
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Cummings Statement Commemorating Veterans Day

THE AFRO — “On Veterans Day, as on every other day, we must never forget that human freedom remains America’s first principle and the ultimate source of our strength. What is also critical to remember, however, is that the freedoms we enjoy are not free,” said Cummings.  “Many have made tremendous sacrifices to ensure our safety, comfort, and way of life.” […read more]

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COMMENTARY: Let us say #SheToo for women who can’t

THE AFRO — “Women generally are not willing to complain about such behavior for fear of retribution. Most simply try to escape their situations as soon as possible. The lack of attention to the issue, the absence of secure and supportive channels to discuss problems, and the uncertainty that remedial action will be taken are seen as official tolerance of such behavior.” — The Stern Report […read more]

Marvin “The Human Eraser” Webster (Courtesy Photo/Morgan State University)(Courtesy Photo/Morgan State University)
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Morgan Alum’s Hall of Fame Journey to Be Chronicled By ESPN

THE AFRO — After more than four decades since leading the Bears to the historic milestone, Marvin Webster is finally being recognized for his impact on the sport. The “Human Eraser”–as Webster was known because of his ability to block shots during his basketball career–will posthumously be inducted into the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame this November. […read more]

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, W.Va. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP
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A President Without a Country

AFRO — The funerals for two towering American icons, The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin and American hero Arizona Sen. John McCain, happened within days of each other. Dignitaries from around the globe paid homage (and RESPECT) to Franklin and McCain. A pantheon of entertainment legends and political luminaries, including former President Bill Clinton, attended Franklin’s funeral in Detroit, while former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama eulogized McCain. […read more]

Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead (Courtesy Photo)Courtes
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COMMENTARY: Baltimore City Schools, Throwback to Jim Crow Era

AFRO — During the era of Jim Crow it was not unheard of to have Black children sitting in hot classrooms with no regard for their health. It was not unheard of for a system to intentionally work to poorly educate Black children and force them to endure the type of conditions that were designed to break their spirit. It was not unheard of to expect Black parents to quietly complain but publicly comply with the law. It was not unheard of to have overcrowded classrooms, dark and dingy hallways, dust and asbestos, and very few resources and innovative designs. […read more]