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    Greeks Raise Funds for Delta Member Killed at Waffle House

    By AFRO Staff DeEbony Groves, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, was set to graduate from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee next month. Instead she and three other people were gunned down over the...

    Hero Saves Lives after Waffle House Murders

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] A White gunman murdered four people of color at a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville, Tennessee April 22 and the death toll could have been much higher if not for...

    Should Jack Johnson be Pardoned?

    By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk  Laws change and people change. The fact that society still holds a criminal conviction over the head of famed boxer Jack Johnson just doesn’t sit right...

    Syracuse Fraternity Permanently Expelled over Racist Video

    The Associated Press Syracuse University announced April 21 that it has permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that fraternity members say was intended as satire. Chancellor Kent Syverud called the Theta Tau video "racist,...

    Jack Whitten, Artist as Sojourner and Refugee, on Display at BMA

    By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Jack Whitten, the distinguished contemporary Black artist, premieres at the the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) this weekend. “Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2017” features 40 works of an artist...

    Baltimore’s Gervonta Davis Becomes Youngest Two-Time World Champion

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  Gervonta “Tank” Davis became the youngest two-time world champion after beating former champion Jesus Cuellar to earn the WBA Super Featherweight title on April 21 at the Barclays Center in...

    NY Gov. Cuomo Orders Voting Rights Restored for Parolees

    By DAVID KLEPPER, The Associated Press New York state will restore the voting rights of parolees under an executive order issued April 18 by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo that will impact as many as 35,000 New Yorkers...

    Defense Says Schedules Show Cosby Wasn’t Around for Assault

    By MICHAEL R. SISAK and CLAUDIA LAUER, The Associated Press Jurors got a look April 20 at Bill Cosby's travel records as his lawyers made the case that he never visited his suburban Philadelphia mansion in the...

    Cosby’s Star Witness Says Accuser Spoke of Plot to Frame

    By The Associated Press The chief accuser at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial talked about framing a celebrity before going to police with her allegations in 2005, a key defense witness testified April 18 as...

    Kansas Militia Members Convicted of Somali Refugee Bomb Plot

    By The Associated Press Three Kansas militia members were convicted Wednesday of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees, an attack thwarted by another member of the group who tipped off...

    HBCU Students and Leaders Lobby Capitol Hill for Support

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Hundreds of students, administrators and alumni from Black higher education institutions from around the country recently visited the U.S. Capitol to lobby lawmakers on behalf of their institutions to...

    DC High School Puts City on Global Climate Stage

    By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Deanwood’s H.D. Woodson High School recently hosted D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s kickoff of #EarthWeekDC. The Northeast school is one of the largest on-site solar projects in the country. Solar panels...

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