HBCU Advocates Lobby U.S. Congress for More Support

Alumni, leaders and students of historically Black colleges and universities recently lobbied members of the U.S. Congress for increased support. On April 27, the HBCU...

US Admiral Says N. Korea Crisis is at Worst Point He’s Seen

WASHINGTON (AP) — The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific said Thursday that the crisis with North Korea is at...

What Have We Learned Two Years After Freddie Gray?

What have we learned as a city, in the two years since the death of Freddie Gray (April 19, 2015), and the subsequent uprising...

Ella Fitzgerald’s Hardest Job Was to Get Folks to Listen!

Ella Fitzgerald, the multi-million selling jazz singer, would have turned 100 years-old on April 25. Fitzgerald’s rise and subsequent fame were chronicled widely in...

Blacks Fear Trump’s Anti-Science Moves Will Hurt Them

Thousands of scholars and supporters of science gathered on the National Mall April 22 to protest what some termed as President Donald Trump’s attacks...

APNewsBreak: Little Change on Race in Boston Police Stops

BOSTON (AP) — The rate at which minorities are subjected to stops, searches and frisks by police doesn't appear to be improving in Boston...

Judge Blocks Trump Threat to Withhold ‘Sanctuary City’ Funds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's attempt to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate...

Florida Republican Senator Artiles, Who Used Racial Slur, Resigns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida state senator who used a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-American colleagues resigned...

Fred D. Gregory: First Black U.S. Astronaut

April 29 will mark the 32nd anniversary of the first time a space shuttle was piloted by a Black American, Fred D. Gregory, a...

Astronaut Pilot Gregory

In 1985 the AFRO profiled Col. Frederick Drew Gregory soon after his historic flight trip into outer space. Gregory was the first Black pilot...

No Inoffensive Way to Say the “N-Word,” Fla. Senator Learns

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — No matter what variation of the 'n-word' is spoken, a Florida state senator is learning the term is still offensive...

AP-NORC Poll: Black Teens Most Active on Social Media Apps

Teenagers and their technology are inseparable, but a new poll shows Black teens are the most likely to have access to smartphones — which...