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    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...

    Trump Still Using Dog-Whistles When It Comes to People of Color

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Before he was president, Donald Trump was known to be a rich bully whether it was in person, on television or social media- and let’s face it, some of...

    UMD Takes Responsibility for Mistakes in Jordan McNair’s Death

    By The Associated Press The University of Maryland acknowledged August 15 that the football player who collapsed during practice and subsequently died did not receive proper medical care and the school must accept "legal and...

    Baltimore Community Searches for Son of Community Leader

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Update: August 15 Niamke Nnamdi, the 21-year-old man reported missing on Aug. 11, was found alive last night (Aug. 14), near the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Nnamdi was...

    Wake Forest Coach Facing Charges After Punch Kills Man

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] A Wake Forest basketball coach was arrested on assault charges after landing a knockout punch on a man who would later die at the hospital. According to the New York Post,...

    Questions Surround Baltimore Cop Caught on Video Assaulting Unarmed Man

    By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO https://www.instagram.com/p/BmWWZ7IgkMt/?utm_source=ig_embed A Baltimore police officer caught on cellphone video repeatedly punching a man, resigned from the department, Interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle confirmed Monday. The announcement came amid...

    Durkin Apparently Fumbles at Leading Maryland Football

    By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Death and toxicity are traits that should never be associated with a football program but now they hover over the University of Maryland’s as it prepares to kickoff...

    She’s Still Not Invited to the Cookout. Omarosa’s Tapes Continue to Rain on Trump’s...

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C., [email protected] Omarosa Manigault Newman went on NBC’s “Meet the Press” August 12 and spilled a lot of tea on the President and his current administration, sharing recordings and even telling host...

    Sad White Civil Rights Rally Dwarfed By Counter Protesters

    By Brelaun Douglas, Special to the AFRO August 12 marked the one-year anniversary of last year’s violent, White supremacist “Unite the Right Rally” in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three dead and further elevated racial tensions in...

    AP Source: Aretha Franklin Is Seriously ill

    By The Associated Press Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close to the singer. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about...

    Rep. Ellison Denies Abuse Allegations from Ex-girlfriend

    By Kyle Potter, The Associated Press Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison on Aug. 12 denied an allegation from an ex-girlfriend that he had once dragged her off a bed while screaming obscenities at her — an allegation...

    Man Charged with Threatening to Lynch Local NAACP President

    The Associated Press A 75-year-old Florida man has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly threatening to lynch the president of a local NAACP. Ronald Wadford was arrested Aug. 9 on two counts of aggravated...

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