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  • U.S.-Africa Relations: Beyond the Summit

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The recent conference of African leaders convened by President Obama in the nation’s capital demonstrated that the U.S. is finally recognizing what China, the European Union, India and the rest of the world have known and acknowledged for years: The future of humanity is ...

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  • Smithsonian Museum Welcomes LGBT History to Collection

    The Smithsonian Institution announced Aug. 19 that it will now include hundreds of photographs, papers, and historical objects detailing the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered community. The items include everything from the diplomatic passports of the first openly gay U.S. ...

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  • Civil Rights Leaders, Groups Issue Recommendations

    On Aug. 19 a coalition of civil rights leaders and groups issued recommendations to address the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and to prevent future use of excessive force by law enforcement against unarmed African Americans. Brown, 18, was unarmed when he was shot and killed ...

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  • DMV Leaders, Residents Comment on Ferguson Unrest

    Politicians, candidates for elected office, clergymen, and residents in the DMV have strong opinions regarding the situation in Ferguson, Mo. The reaction to the killing of African-American Michael Brown by a White police officer has ignited a national debate about the relationship between ...

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  • Christensen Set to be U.S. First Black Female Governor

    The United States has never had a Black female as the governor of a state-level jurisdiction but that could change in the November general election. U.S. Virgin Islands Del. Donna Christensen (D) is well on her way to becoming the governor of her territory. She and Basil Ottley Jr. won the ...

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  • Russell Brown Gives Back Before Asking For Himself

    Russell Brown, a veteran performer in Disney’s The Lion King, performed this summer at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  The AFRO sat down with Brown for a one-on-one interview.   AFRO: How long have you been performing in the Lion King? Russell Brown: I’ve been associated with the show ...

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  • Blacks Lead Social Justice Charge on Social Media

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – What do “Bring Back Our Girls,” “Justice for Trayvon” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” have in common? They’re all rallying cries that began on social media. And when big things happen through social media, Black people usually lead the charge. Internet activism, also called ...

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