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    Funeral For UM Football Player McNair Wednesday

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] The viewing for Jordan McNair, whose promising collegiate football career at the University of Maryland was cut short when he collapsed suddenly during practice and later died, is today and...

    Bucks’ Sterling Brown Sues Milwaukee Over Stun-Gun Arrest

    By The Associated Press Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown filed a lawsuit June 19 against the city of Milwaukee and its police department, claiming unlawful arrest and excessive force when officers used a stun gun...

    Busboys and Poets Owner Speaks Out On Controversial DC Initiative 77

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] On June 19 Washingtonian voters will get to exercise their civic duties by voting on leaders and issues affecting the city, such as the battle surrounding Initiative 77. While people...

    On a Big Night for ‘Panther,’ Boseman Honors Real-Life Hero

    By The Associated Press The MTV Movie & TV Awards gave "Black Panther" its first taste of awards glory, with Marvel's blockbuster taking home four honors including two awards for its star, Chadwick Boseman. Boseman quickly...

    Protesters Burn Mississippi flag, Say it Symbolizes Racism

    By The Associated Press A group of about 30 demonstrators on June 18 burned a Mississippi state flag, saying it symbolizes the racism at the heart of the state's problems with poverty, education and health...

    Outpouring of Love for Slain Rapper XXXTentacion

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] 20-year-old rapper, Jahseh Onfroy, better known as XXXTentacion was fatally shot leaving a motorcycle dealership in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on June 18, according to police. So far there is...

    Players Association Tries to Overturn NFL’s New Kneeling Rule

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] The NFL Players Association has hired several law firms in attempt of challenging the league’s new policy that will prevent players from protesting by kneeling during the playing of the...

    Cyber Warrior Programs Come to Maryland HBCUs

    By Matthew Ritchie, Special to the AFRO Senate Bill 615, which was signed back in early May by Governor Hogan, takes effect on July 1st. The bill establishes the Cyber Warrior Diversity Program (CWDP) at multiple...

    Here’s What Obama’s Reading Lately

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Donald Trump, the current resident of the White House is allegedly loathe to read anything; the polar opposite of his predecessor Barack Obama. Recently, President Obama, the author of three books,...

    3 Democrats Look to Make History in Wisconsin Race

    By The Associated Press Mahlon Mitchell likes to remind voters while campaigning that they can make history by electing him Wisconsin's first Black governor. Meanwhile, Kathleen Vinehout and Kelda Roys — who breast-fed her daughter...

    New Organization that Honors Black Firefighters to Open

    By The Associated Press A new organization to promote, remember and protect African American firefighters and emergency workers is opening its doors on the Chicago's southwest side. The Black Fire Brigade will officially open its doors...

    Former NFL Star Kellen Winslow Jr. Charged as Alleged Serial Rapist

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  Former star NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. recently appeared in a San Diego court on charges that could send him away for a long time. According to TMZ <http://m.tmz.com/?viewer_country=US#2018/06/15/kellen-winslow-pleads-rape-kidnapping-case/>, Winslow pleaded...

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