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    Justice Department Reopens Emmett Till Case

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Even before it was cool to cite the hashtags “Black Lives Matter” and “Say His/ Her Name,” Mamie Till made sure the world knew about the brutal beating and...

    Papa John’s to Pull Founder from Marketing after Racist Language

    By Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer John Schnatter, founder of Papa John’s,  will no longer be at the center of the company’s logo and TV ads because it plans to pull his image from its...

    Papa John’s Says Founder Resigned as Chairman of the Board

    By The Associated Press Papa John's founder John Schnatter has resigned as chairman of the board. The company made the announcement late Wednesday, hours after Schnatter apologized for using a racial slur during a conference call...

    NNPA Honors Civil Rights Legend at Norfolk Convention

    By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO The 2018 National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) annual convention started off with a bang in the city of Norfolk, as the organization spearheaded their theme “Sustaining, Engaging and Mobilizing...

    Among Other Problems, Facebook Accused of Racial Discrimination

    By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO In response to the announcement of Facebook bringing on civil rights activist and crisis management expert, Laura Murphy to lead a civil rights audit last week, civil rights attorney...

    SCOTUS Nominee Chosen. The Fight Begins.

    By Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, Special to the AFRO Judge Brett Kavanaugh, 53, was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court July 9. With affirmative action, voting rights, abortion rights, immigration, the Affordable Care Act, and a Federal...

    Arlington Links Member Honored by AFRO Named National President

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The Links  elected Kimberly Jeffries Leonard as its national president, putting her in charge of one of the world’s largest and oldest women’s service organizations. The move came...

    AME Church Partners with Black-Owned Banks to Promote Prosperity

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church launched a partnership with Black-owned banks across the country in order to promote business development, homeownership and overall prosperity within the African American...

    Will Renaissance Academy Survive?

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Nikkia Rowe, the indefatigable principal of the Renaissance Academy High School, was fired July 7; an action some community and education leaders fear portends the closure of the school,...

    $100M Lawsuit Filed Over Waffle House Shooting in Tennessee

    By The Associated Press A woman whose son was one of four people killed at a Waffle House in Tennessee has filed a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit against the suspect and his father. The Tennessean...

    Following Racist Posts About Maxine Waters and Michelle Obama, Prosecutor Put on Leave

    By The Associated Press A Southern California prosecutor was disciplined Monday after posting to social media crude and profane comments about U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, former first lady Michelle Obama, Mexican immigrants and the victim...

    Black WWII Veteran Finally Receives Proper Recognition after 76 Years

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] He correctly trained and served his country, yet was denied his just due because he was Black; 76 years later and John James, 98, is finally being saluted as...

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