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...

Anti-Reform Police Gaining Under Trump

A recent Justice Department review and attempted elimination of consent decree arrangements reforming troubled big city police departments in places like Baltimore and Chicago...

CNN Commentator Lord Attempts to Defend his Likening of Trump to King

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN commentator Jeffrey Lord tweeted clips of speeches from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the overnight hours Friday,...

Tax Day 2017

Coleman moving against Transportation Dept. bias

William T. Coleman, a civil rights pioneer in law and life, died on March 31 at the age of 96. In 1975 the AFRO...

Reduced Census Funding Could Lead to Unequal Representation

When the Government Accountability Office (GAO), an independent federal watch-dog agency, released its 2017 “High Risk List” of dysfunctional, inefficient, and wasteful programs, the...

CBC Hearing Blasts Trump and Administration on Civil Rights

On April 6, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) held a panel discussion called "Civil Rights Under the Trump Administration – The First 100 Days."...

Crowd Shouts ‘You Lie’ at S.C. Rep. Joe Wilson, Who Shouted at Obama

GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina representative who shouted "You Lie" at President Barack Obama during a joint session of Congress was on...