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    April Ryan Calls Omarosa ‘Minister Liar’

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Former White House advisor and reality star Omarosa Manigault Newman and White House journalist April Ryan have been at odds for a while and on Thursday morning, the veteran...

    Cartoonist Doubles Down on Racist Drawing of Serena Williams While Umpires Consider Boycotting Her...

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] An Australian cartoonist has faced heavy criticism after depicting tennis superstar Serena Williams in what some have described as a racially offensive illustration. Mark Knight, a cartoonist for the Herald Sun...

    DCPS Remembers Local Lives Lost on 9/11

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] September 11, 2001- the day of the deadliest attack in U.S. history- left nearly 3,000 people dead and more than 6,000 others injured. 19 terrorists hijacked four planes resulting...

    DC Shows Love to Samira Wiley for Emmy Win

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Native Washingtonian Samira Wiley, who gained fame in the character of Poussey Washington in Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” is celebrating an Emmy for the role of Moira...

    Delta Sigma Theta Members Sue Restaurant after Police Called

    By The Associated Press Members of a Black sorority who say a restaurant discriminated against them by calling police have sued the business. The lawsuit by a group of Cleveland-based alumni of Delta Sigma Theta sorority...

    Attorneys for Botham Jean’s family Criticize Affidavit in Dallas Shooting

    By The Associated Press Attorneys for the family of a Black man who was shot and killed by a White Dallas police officer who says she mistook his apartment for hers are criticizing an affidavit...

    Baltimore’s Jess Hilarious Talks New Fox Comedy ‘Rel’

    By Jannah G. Johnson, Special to the AFRO Fox’s new sitcom “Rel” is a multi-camera comedy show based on comic Rel Howery’s life. In it he portrays a recently separated husband whose wife had an affair...

    White Texas Officer Who ‘Mistook’ Black Neighbor’s Apartment for Her Own Before Killing Him,...

    By The Associated Press A White Dallas police officer who says she mistook her Black neighbor's apartment for her own when she fatally shot him was arrested on a manslaughter charge. Officer Amber Guyger was booked...

    New Miss America Crowned Amid Swimsuit Controversy

    By The Associated Press The first woman to win the Miss America crown without having to don a swimsuit says she's glad she didn't have to. Nia Imani Franklin, who won the title Sunday night in...

    Suspect in Murder of Maryland Teen Facing Charges

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington D.C. Editor, [email protected] Authorities said they arrested and charged one suspect in the August murder of 16-year-old Kevin Wilson Jr. of Silver Spring, who was shot in the Takoma Park area of...

    Shawn Porter Beats Danny Garcia for Vacant WBC Welterweight Belt

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  Shawn Porter captured the vacant WBC welterweight championship after outlasting Danny Garcia in a 12-round bout that went the distance Sept. 8 at the Barclays Center in New York City. Porter...

    Charles White’s Signature Paintings Headed to N.Y.’s Museum of Modern Art

    By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO An exclusive exhibition known as “Charles White: A Retrospective” will be the first in more than 30 years to be recognized at the renowned Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)...

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