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    Louisiana City Mayor Backtracks on Citywide Nike Ban After Facing Criticism

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor A Louisiana city mayor who banned the purchase and use of all Nike products after Colin Kaepernick was signed to a Nike endorsement deal retracted his order after facing widespread...

    The Naturalista Expo Is Serving Self Care For The Busy Black Woman

    By Christina Sturdivant Sani, Special to the AFRO Angela Walker is a busy woman. But the 30-year-old mother, entrepreneur, and natural hair care guru is committed to self care—from her tresses to her toes. Ever evolving, Walker is...

    Racial Justice Advocates Criticize Police Handling of Threats

    By The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont attorney general's office is continuing to investigate allegations of threats against the only Black woman in the Vermont legislature as racial justice advocates have criticized...

    Grandmother Sues Over Police Shooting of Black 13-Year-Old

    By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Witnesses say that the White police officer who killed a Black 13-year-old used a racial slur after firing and that a toy gun the eighth-grader had...

    $1.5M Settlement for Muslim Workers Fired in Prayer Dispute

    By JAMES ANDERSON, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — A big U.S. meatpacker has agreed to pay $1.5 million to 138 Somali-American Muslim workers who were fired from their jobs at a Colorado plant after they...

    Drop in Black Freshman Enrollment Raises Concern at UK

    By The Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — University of Kentucky officials are expressing concern over a double-digit drop in the number of Black freshmen enrolled at the school. Despite a push for more diversity, UK...

    Black Governor Nominees Become Stars in Bid for History

    By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a raucous scene that could have been backstage at a rock concert: camera flashes, fans clamoring for autographs, scowling bodyguards, reporters hungry for a...

    Deluged by Hurricane Matthew, Rural Town Waits for Florence

    By CLAIRE GALOFARO, AP National Writer LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — She takes a break from hauling rugs and family heirlooms into the attic to look out the front door and watch it rain and rain...

    Dallas Police Face Ire Over Portrayal of Man Shot by Officer

    By RYAN TARINELLI, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a Black man who was killed in his own apartment by a White police officer accused Dallas officials of trying to "assassination...

    Black Women Democrats Urge Party to Rethink Future

    By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurgent Democratic women running for Congress are pushing the party to rethink its approach to politics if they retake control of Capitol Hill in the...

    Anchor Who Called Trump a White Supremacist Leaving ESPN

    By PAT EATON-ROBB, AP Sports Writer BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Outspoken ESPN personality Jemele Hill announced Friday that she is leaving the company after 12 years as a commentator, anchor, reporter and writer. Hill attracted attention...

    Milwaukee Officer Involved in NBA Player’s Arrest Fired

    By IVAN MORENO, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee officer involved in the stun gun arrest of Bucks' player Sterling Brown has been fired because of social media posts mocking the incident, the city's...

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