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    Police Reopen Investigation into Virginia Tech Fraternity

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Blacksburg police said they have reopened a criminal investigation into hazing allegations against Virginia Tech's first Black Greek organization after new information was turned over by the university. Police had already...

    Georgia County Scraps Closure of Polling Stations Amid Backlash

    By Brinley Hineman, The Associated Press A small, majority-Black south Georgia county's proposal to close most of its polling places drew heated national criticism — and saw a quick reversal — during an election year that features...

    Alleged Howard U Whistleblower Unmasked

    An AFRO Exclusive: By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO Tyrone Hankerson Jr., a Howard University law student allegedly involved in an embezzlement scandal currently clouding the prestigious HBCU, is accusing the institution of leaking his financial...

    NAACP Joins Black Motorcyclists in Suing Myrtle Beach for Discrimination

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] A group of Black motorcyclists teamed up with the NAACP to file a lawsuit against the city of Myrtle Beach, S.C., as well as its local police department, for alleged...

    Famed Tuskegee Airman Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. Dies at 94

    NEW YORK - "I pulled up at him in a fifteen degree climb and fired three long bursts at him from 2,000 feet at eight o'clock to him," Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. said, recalling...

    Parole Denied Former Alabama KKK Killer of 4 Little Black Girls in 16th St....

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's parole board decided Wednesday against freeing a one-time Ku Klux Klansman convicted in a church bombing that killed four Black girls more than 50 years ago. The decision to keep...

    Alexandria, Va. Church Pastor, Wife, Convicted of $2 Million Fraud Scheme

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia pastor and his wife have been convicted of defrauding members of their congregation and investors in a Nigerian oil scheme. Fifty-three-year-old Terry Wayne Millender and 57-year-old Brenda Millender were...

    Baltimore Grassroots Leader Facing Rape Allegations

    By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO The AFRO has received a written statement from a woman who claims that Adam Jackson, CEO of the Baltimore-based grassroots think-tank Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS), raped her...

    Relatives of Indicted Gang Member Among Baltimore’s Latest Homicide Victims

    By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) has confirmed two women killed this week in West Baltimore are mother and daughter and relatives of an indicted Black Guerilla Family member. Chanette Neal,...

    NFL Legend Jim Brown Says He Wouldn’t Sign Kaepernick

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Jim Brown recently said that if he was a general manager of an NFL team that he wouldn’t sign Colin Kaepernick. Brown, a former Pro Football Hall of Famer for the...

    Former Ala. KKK Member Convicted of 16th St. Baptist Church Bombing Killing 4 Little...

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr. was a young Ku Klux Klansman with a reputation for hating blacks in 1963, when a bomb ripped a hole in the side of 16th Street...

    Club Owner Apologizes After Calling Police on Black Women Golfers

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Five Black women out for a round of golf at a club in the midst of what some describe as “Trump country,” claim they were discriminated against by White members...

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