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    Jury Convicts Oregon Man in Hate-Crime Killing of Black Teen

    By The Associated Press A jury on March 19 convicted an Oregon man wearing a hat with White supremacist symbols of murder, a hate crime and hit-and-run in the death of a black teenager, who was...

    Protests Held in Pittsburgh After Cop Cleared in Shooting

    By Mark Scolforo, The Associated Press The father of a slain Black teenager pleaded for peace March 23 after the acquittal of a White police officer triggered an apparent retaliatory shooting at the defense attorney's office...

    ACLU Sues FBI for Records Related to Black Extremists Report

    By Janie Har, The Associated Press The American Civil Liberties Union sued the FBI on March 21 for records related to a divisive 2017 report that said Black extremists were on the rise following the shooting...

    Poor People’s Campaign to Launch Bus Tour in South Carolina

    By Christina L. Myers, The Associated Press The Poor People's Campaign is launching a national bus tour of poverty-stricken areas to bring attention to what they call the "real crises" or "interlocking injustices" afflicting the country...

    Papa John’s Scores Shaq to Help Revive its Image

    By Joseph Pisani and Gary Gerard Hamilton, The Associated Press Papa John's is getting "Shaq-ified." The pizza chain said March 22 that basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal will be its new pitchman, appearing in TV commercials...

    BET News Presents: “AMERICAN INJUSTICE: A BET TOWN HALL” Hosted by Soledad O’Brien Sunday,...

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 18, 2019--BET News presents “ AMERICAN INJUSTICE: A BET TOWN HALL.” Hosted and moderated by award-winning broadcast journalist, Soledad O’Brien, this critical and timely primetime special brings together some of the most influential voices...

    NNPA Enshrines AFRO Editor Emeritus

    By AFRO Staff Frances L. Murphy, II, publisher emeritus of the Washington AFRO-AMERICAN Newspapers was enshrined this week by the National Newspaper Publisher’s Association (NNPA) as one of two Black outstanding newspaper publishers to be...

    Entrepreneur Designs Multilingual Program, Creates 6 Books to Help Black Children Learn Different Languages

    By BlackNews.com Charlotte, NC -- Shylene Santiago, a self-published author and homeschool mother of eight, has created six multilingual books that bring excitement, song, and dance to many different languages. "The mission of these multilingual books...

    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...

    Women of Power Summit Ends with National Town Hall

    By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO It was a week of motivation, encouragement and action as the Black Women’s Roundtable, a subsidiary of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) hosted the...

    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...

    Officer Convicted of Killing Black Motorist Wants New Trial

    By The Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Florida police officer recently convicted of killing a stranded black motorist wants the verdict dismissed. Attorneys for fired Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja asked...

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