Soul Singer Charles Bradley Dead at 68

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Bradley, known as the "Screaming Eagle of Soul" for a powerful, raspy style that evoked one of his musical...

AP Was There: Mob Protests Little Rock Central Desegregation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: Sixty years ago, the Little Rock Nine became a symbol of heroism in the throes of racial...

Protesters Make Good on Threat to Disrupt St. Louis Business

ST. LOUIS (AP) — When a former police officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of a Black suspect, protesters vowed to show their...

Black Excellence Shines at Emmy Awards

In a world where African Americans are often shut out or forced to work twice as hard to receive any credit, the presence of...

President Trump Omnipresent over Emmy Awards Ceremony

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump never won an Emmy, it's true. But his presence was felt at this year's television awards ceremony...

North Carolina Marks Record Number of Black Female Police Chiefs

Six Black women in North Carolina have smashed the glass ceiling in law enforcement by becoming police chief of their respective departments, the highest...

“Hidden Figures” Author Begins Work on New Book at AFRO Headquarters

Margot Shetterly, author of the best-selling book “Hidden Figures,” about Black women who were integral to the success of NASA’s space program in the...

Black Republican Senator Tim Scott Suggests Trump Be More Careful on Racial Matters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's lone Black Republican urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to avoid inflammatory racial rhetoric such as his statement blaming...

Sloane Stephens Tops Madison Keys in US Open Final for 1st Grand Slam Title

NEW YORK (AP) — Sloane Stephens dominated a shaky Madison Keys in the U.S. Open final and won 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday to earn...

Comedian, Civil Rights Icon Dick Gregory Dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread...

Black Community Mourns Passing of Journalist and Civil Rights Icon George E. Curry

(Updated 8/24/2016) George E. Curry was an unabashed advocate of truth--ensuring it even in the most basic word choice, punctuation, spelling--and was courageous in...

Nielsen-Essence Survey: Black Consumers Rank AFRO No. 1 Among Country’s Black Newspapers

The AFRO-American Newspapers is considered the No. 1 African-American newspaper among Black consumers nationwide, according to the results of a survey released this week. Nielsen,...