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    Black Religious Leaders Criticize Sessions’ Use of Scripture to Justify Separation of Immigrant Families

    By TRAMON LUCAS, The Associated Press Several prominent members of the Black clergy on June 15 criticized United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions for using the Bible to justify separating immigrant children from parents. The Council of Bishops...

    San Francisco’s First Black Female Mayor Went from Projects to City Hall

    By JANIE HAR, The Associated Press San Francisco's incoming mayor knows the yawning gap between rich and poor firsthand, having been raised by her grandmother in the city's drug- and violence-riddled projects. It is now the job of...

    Disgraced Ex-Detroit Mayor Seeks Trump Pardon

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Kwame Kilpatrick, the former Detroit mayor who began his political career with so much promise, has spent the last seven years incarcerated, on a 28-year-sentence after being convicted of 24...

    R. Kelly’s Ex-Wife, Andrea Kelly, Tearfully Talks Singer’s Alleged Abuse

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Grammy winning singer R. Kelly has been under increased scrutiny after news of an alleged, potentially abusive, sex cult became public earlier this year, and now his ex-wife, Andrea...

    San Francisco Set to Get First Black Woman Mayor

    By The Associated Press London Breed was poised to become the first African-American woman elected to lead San Francisco following a hard-fought campaign when a former state senator conceded and congratulated her June 13, more...

    Lawsuit Seeks $40 million for GTTF False Arrests

    By The Associated Press Two men who spent years behind bars after being targeted by corrupt Baltimore police are seeking more than $40 million in damages. The lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department and the state...

    Illinois School to Drop Woodrow Wilson from Name

    By The Associated Press School officials in central Illinois have decided to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from an elementary school and instead honor the area's first Black female doctor. The Peoria Public Schools board voted Monday...

    Dennis Rodman Still Salty Over Obama and North Korea

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Dennis Rodman broke down in tears during an emotionally dramatic interview with CNN on June 11, where the former NBA star bashed former President Barrack Obama for not taking North...

    Valerie Ervin Quits Gov. Race; Endorses Baker

    By Kamau High, AFRO Managing Editor, [email protected] Valerie Ervin dropped out of the Maryland governor’s race and endorsed her rival, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker. Ervin’s campaign sent out a news advisory Tuesday evening saying Ervin and...

    Real Housewives’ Star Launches Steamy Late Night Talk Show

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] If “Real Housewives of Atlanta” (RHOA) isn’t steamy enough for your viewing pleasures, RHOA star and member of the girl group Xscape, Kandi Burruss, has a new show coming...

    Gibson: `Bates Never Won a Murder Case’

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Ivan Bates, the defense attorney and candidate for Baltimore City State’s Attorney has saturated the media airwaves for weeks making the claim, “I never lost a murder case.” However, the...

    Fraternity Members Suspended for Video with Racist Slurs

    By The Associated Press Syracuse University suspended 15 members of a fraternity following the release of a video showing pledges using racial slurs and simulating a sexual assault of a disabled person, lawyers for the...

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