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    The Long Hot Summer

    Summer's pleasures can seem all too fleeting, but now's the time to savor the season in all its sunny, color-drenched glory. Thanks to Maryland’s diverse landscape, picturesque vistas dot every corner of the state. Many...

    Who is That Black Woman Behind Gorsuch at His Nomination Hearing?

    As Americans watched the U.S. Senate confirmation hearing of U.S. associate Supreme Court justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, many wondered who the well-dressed, good-looking young Black woman sitting behind him was. It was later revealed...

    Prosecutor: ‘Mississippi Burning’ Civil Rights Case Closed

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — One day short of the 52nd anniversary of three civil rights workers' disappearance during Mississippi's "Freedom Summer," state and federal prosecutors said Monday that the investigation into the slayings is...

    Associated Black Charities’ Black and White Gala Honors Fighters for Racial Equality

    The Associated Black Charities honored several individuals and organizations for their roles in the fight for racial parity and inclusion at their annual Black and White Gala on June 11 at Martin’s West in...

    Alleged Howard U Whistleblower Unmasked

    An AFRO Exclusive: By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO Tyrone Hankerson Jr., a Howard University law student allegedly involved in an embezzlement scandal currently clouding the prestigious HBCU, is accusing the institution of leaking his financial...

    Omarosa Shocks, Angers Some NNPA Publishers as She Walks Out of ‘Black Press Week’...

    (TriceEdneyWire.com) - Omarosa Manigault, President Donald Trump's director of communications for public liaison, walked out of a breakfast meeting she had requested to attend, hosted by the National Newspaper Publishers Association last week after...

    My Brother’s Keeper Looks to Live on After Obama

    President Obama has seven months left in office. One of the leaders of one of his key initiatives is hard at work ensuring the president’s legacy will continue after he leaves the White House. Obama...

    Minister Farrakhan Did Not Accept Jesus Christ

    International speculation abounds over an 88 second video of Louis Farrakhan, Sr., the longtime face of the Nation of Islam, uploaded to his official Facebook page on Aug. 22. “I know that my Redeemer liveth,”...

    Few Jobs for Blacks in Silicon Valley

    Unless you are a White or Asian male, you are unlikely to work at some of the biggest technology companies in America. And while things like President Obama's recent efforts to make community college...

    Club Owner Apologizes After Calling Police on Black Women Golfers

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Five Black women out for a round of golf at a club in the midst of what some describe as “Trump country,” claim they were discriminated against by White members...

    Community Sends Wisdom Wishes for President’s Birthday

    President Barack Obama joined the 50-and-over club on Aug. 4, reaching a milestone that often brings wisdom with age. “Once you get to 50, you realize what is really important and what is not,” said...

    Recy Taylor, Alabama Black Woman Raped by 6 White Men in 1944, Dies at...

    ABBEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Recy Taylor, a Black Alabama woman whose rape by six White men in 1944 drew national attention, has died. She was 97. Taylor's brother Robert Corbett says she died in her...

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