11-Year Old Violinist Hopes to Become New Face of Classical Music

By BlackNews.com Orlando, FL — Leah Flynn is a violin soloist. Her father, Lennox Flynn, a self-taught musician, realized Leah’s gift, as he noticed her tinker on the family’s keyboard, playing actual melodies when she...

AFRO Exclusive: Kim R. Ford Becomes First Black Woman to Lead Martha’s Table

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] After six years of service from Patty Stonesifer, who announced her retirement in November 2018, Martha’s Table announced its new President and CEO Kim R. Ford, who will be...

$15 Minimum Wage Bill Advances

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO A $15 minimum wage bill left Maryland’s general assembly conference committee Tuesday. The bill is a reconciliation of measures that passed both houses by veto-proof margins this session. The senate...

Chuck Harmon: Cincinnati Reds’ First African-American Player Dead at 94

By The Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds' first African-American player has died at the age of 94. The team says Charles "Chuck" Harmon died Tuesday, nearly 65 years after he made his debut...

Jurors See Video of White Officer Shooting Antwon Rose, 17

By RAMESH SANTANAM Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jurors on Tuesday saw a video recording of a white police officer gunning down an unarmed black teenager during a high-stakes traffic stop outside Pittsburgh last summer,...

DC-area Sniper Shootings Case to Have Supreme Court Hearing

By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider Virginia's plea to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence of a man who as a teenager participated in sniper shootings that...

COMMENTARY: The Black Women Jailed for ‘Stealing’ an Education

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Actress Lori Loughlin was taken into custody by the FBI Wednesday in Los Angeles after she, fellow movie star Felicity Huffman and 48 others were charged in a $25...

Jemele Hill: ‘I’m sort of all out of apologies.

By Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell, Special to The New Tri-State Defender There was no way the University of Memphis Journalism Auditorium was going to hold the crowd waiting to hear TV sports journalist and political...

Prosecutor, Philando Castile’s Mom Develop Crisis Tool Kit

By The Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The mother of Philando Castile and the prosecutor who charged the officer who killed him have teamed up with others to develop a tool kit for...

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