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    ACLU Sues D.C. Cop Over “Humiliating” Stop-And-Frisk

    By Lenore T. Adkins/Special to the AFRO The American Civil Liberties Union of D.C. on July 18 filed a lawsuit on behalf of a  39-year-old Black man who alleges a D.C. police officer grabbed his...

    NABJ To Honor D.C. Journalism Professor

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The National Association of Black Journalists will bestow one of its most prestigious awards to John Watson, an associate professor of journalism at American University, for his...

    Officer Faces Police Charges in Eric Garner’s Death

    By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department has begun disciplinary proceedings against a white officer accused in the chokehold death of an unarmed Black man who gasped, "I can't...

    Trump Administration Will Keep Protected Status for Somalis

    By COLLEEN LONG and AMY FORLITI, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday that Somalis granted special immigration status in the U.S. can keep the designation, making them one of the few...

    Flint Water Crisis Prompts Call for More Federal Oversight

    By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOHN FLESHER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems nationally and respond more quickly...

    4 Indicted in Florida Shooting Death of Rapper XXXTentacion

    By The Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida grand jury has indicted four men on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion. Broward County panel...

    Hard-Working College Student Rewarded with Car

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] The towering work ethic of a young man from Birmingham, Alabama was rewarded in a big way recently. Walter Carr, a student at Lawson State Community College in Birmingham, and a...

    AFRO Cartoonist Accepts Top Award

    Kofi Tyus, the AFRO’s long-time cartoonist, receives his first place award in the NNPA’s Annual Merit Awards for Best Editorial Cartoon, at the AFRO’s Baltimore office with his friends and family July 12.

    Why Are Some Top Democrats Supporting Hogan Over Jealous?

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Despite an unpopular President and being in a state with a majority of Democratic voters, political veterans say Ben Jealous is facing an uphill battle in his bid...

    Zion Hill Baptist Church Dives into Michigan Water Emergency

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO The Bible encourages us to take care of our fellow man.  Hebrews 13:16 (NIV) states “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with...

    NNPA ESSA Educator Spotlight: Millennial Jarren Small Brings Innovation to Education with ‘LegendsDoLive’

    By Lynette Monroe, Program Assistant, NNPA ESSA Public Awareness Campaign Jarren Small, a 28 year-old, Missouri City native and community activist, stopped asking, “Why not?” and became the answer that he was looking for when he...

    Obama: Today’s Times Are ‘Strange and Uncertain’

    By The Associated Press Former U.S. President Barack Obama on July 17 took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other...

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