Chappelle to Host Rihanna Diamond Ball; Kendrick to Perform

NEW YORK (AP) — Dave Chappelle will host Rihanna's annual charity event in September and Kendrick Lamar will perform. The singer's organization, The Clara Lionel...

Remembering the Legacy of Hip Hop Legend Prodigy

On Tuesday, Prodigy, one half of the veteran Queens, New York rap group Mobb Deep, died at the age of 42. According to TMZ,...

Portraits Emerge of Officers Hailed as Heroes at Shooting

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of the U.S. Capitol Police officers injured while defending members of Congress during a shooting at a baseball field...

Lovings Won Interracial Couples the Right to Marry

MILFORD, Va. (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: On June 12, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down as unconstitutional 16 state bans on interracial...

Frederick Douglass Featured on New Quarter

Frederick Douglass, the abolitionist who escaped slavery and later served as a statesman and civil rights leader, graces the back of a quarter that...

Album with Rare 1860s Harriet Tubman Photo Sells for $161K

NEW YORK (AP) — An album containing a rare photograph of 19th century abolitionist and Underground Railroad hero Harriet Tubman was sold Thursday at...

Harvard Law Review Elects First Black Woman as President

A Black woman has been elected president of the Harvard Law Review—the first in the revered publication’s 130-year history. ImeIme Umana, one of four daughters...

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

(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...

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,...
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