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    Freed Death Row Inmate-Turned-Speaker is Back Behind Bars

    By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Isaiah McCoy walked out of a Delaware prison a free man in January 2017, five years after being convicted of murder and sentenced to death. A judge...

    Black Panthers Call for Firing of Wisconsin Police Officer

    The Associated Press WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — The Original Black Panthers of Milwaukee are calling for the firing of a Wisconsin police officer after a video surfaced showing an officer punching a teen outside a...

    Black Ohio Woman, 113, is Now the oldest Person in the US

    The Associated Press CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A 113-year-old woman living in suburban Cleveland is believed to be the oldest person in the United States after the death of a 114-year-old Pennsylvania woman. Cleveland.com reports...

    Video Shows Teen in Prom Attire Choked by Police Officer

    The Associated Press WARSAW, N.C. (AP) — A video posted to social media shows a teenager in his prom attire being choked by a police officer and slammed onto a Waffle House parking lot in...

    Nurse Charged in Death of Former Trump Adviser’s Father

    By ALEXANDRA VILLARREAL and MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A nurse was charged Thursday in the death of the father of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser after authorities said she failed...

    Against the Odds: 3 Black Doctors Detail Journey to Success

    By CHEVEL JOHNSON, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One used to deal drugs on the streets of New Orleans. Another grew up in Chicago with two drug-addicted parents. A third survived the tough streets...

    Black Pennsylvania Woman, Oldest Person in US, Dies at 114

    HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — A 114-year-old Pennsylvania woman who was the oldest person in the United States has died, according to a funeral home. The Robert D. Heath Funeral Home in Mount Union said that...

    Black Lawmaker Says She is Victim of ‘Political Lynching’

    By The Associated Press A Black Wisconsin state senator accused of using offensive language in an argument with a bank teller said May 9 that she's a victim of a "political lynching" and will not...

    Oklahoma Seeks to Keep No-Parole Sentences for Children

    By The Associated Press Oklahoma's Legislature is living up to its tough-on-crime reputation with the passage of a bill making it easier to send child offenders to prison with no chance for parole. While many states...

    LaQuisha Hall First Black BCPS `Teacher of the Year’ in Five Years

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO LaQuisha Hall, English language arts teacher at Carver Vocational Technical High School has been named Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS), Teacher of the Year for the 2018-2019 school year....

    White Man Wanted Hit Man to Kill Black Neighbor

    By The Associated Press A White South Carolina man offered $500 to a supposed hit man to kill his Black neighbor, hang his body from a tree and burn a cross on his lawn —...

    Balt. Co. Executive, Gubernatorial Candidate Kamenetz Dies Suddenly

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Kevin Kamenetz, the two-term Baltimore County Executive and gubernatorial candidate died early this morning of cardiac arrest, sending shockwaves across the state. He was 60. According to a press release by...

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