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  • Afro.Com Privacy Policy

    This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other ...

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  • Advertise with the AFRO

    AFRO.com is the leading news and information provider specifically geared toward the African-American market of the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan area. At AFRO.com, our content variety illustrates our understanding that one size does not fit all—and that is especially true for the ...

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  • Winning the Race to the Top

    I graduated from Istrouma Senior High School in Baton Rouge, La., that, according to GreatSchools.com, is currently 98 percent African American and where 90 percent of the students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. As a student there, I became aware that Louisiana State University ...

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  • Urge Congress to Protect Struggling Americans

    I am writing in regard to the hearing that will be held on July 31 in Washington D.C. This hearing will take place as a way to assess anti-poverty programs and the progress of the War on Poverty. Government programs are essential in helping those who are trying to escape poverty. I am worried ...

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  • Southern Baptists Meet to Elect New President

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Southern Baptists are electing a new president to succeed the Rev. Fred Luter Jr., who became the denomination's first African-American president in 2012. Contenders include the Rev. Dennis Kim, pastor of a Korean church in Silver Spring, Maryland, and the ...

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  • UNCF to Receive $25 Million Koch Gift

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United Negro College Fund announced a $25 million grant Friday from Koch Industries Inc. and the Charles Koch Foundation — a large donation from the conservative powerhouse Koch name that Democrats have sought to vilify heading into the 2014 midterm elections. ...

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  • Fla. 9-Year-Old with Leukemia Becomes Superhero for Day

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When Jaylen Hyde woke up on Friday — his 9th birthday — and turned on the TV, his jaw dropped. A phony breaking news segment — recorded just for him by the local NBC station — called on Jaylen to become superhero “Striker Boy” and save South Florida from ...

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  • The Federal Government’s Image Problem

    I think we can all agree that the federal government and federal employees have an image problem. But that wasn't always the case. Once believed by many to be the most secure jobs to have, positions within the federal government were highly sought after. Superior retirement and health ...

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  • Spurs Disagree with James, Say they Respect Heat

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James has it all wrong. Gregg Popovich is a people person. "I like everybody," the San Antonio Spurs coach said. Sideline reporters might disagree, but that's what Popovich said in response to James' comments that the Spurs don't like the ...

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