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    Blue Lives Matter Group Turns Down Partnership Offer from New York Jets, Calls Police...

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor The New York Jets recently attempted to partner up with Blue Lives Matter NYC but was turned down by the pro-police organization, according to reports. Per Yahoo Sports, a representative of...

    White House Admits Error for False Claim on Black Employment

    By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has acknowledged error in its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African-Americans than President Barack Obama. It was...

    Black Americans Aren’t Buying Omarosa’s Turn Against Trump

    By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, Omarosa Manigault Newman stood at Donald Trump's side, making her deeply unpopular with African-Americans who see her as a sellout for aligning herself with...

    In Franklin’s Anthems, Women Heard an Empowering Message

    By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin never saw herself as a feminist heroine. That, she quipped, was Gloria Steinem's role. But she leaves a legacy of indelible anthems that...

    Queen of Soul Also Leaves a Powerful Civil Rights Legacy

    By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer Aretha Franklin, who was born and rose to fame during the segregation era and went on to sing at the inauguration of the first Black president, often used...

    In Uganda, a Pop Star Takes on a President, at His Peril

    By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — In his red beret and jumpsuit, the Ugandan pop star Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, leads cheering campaigners down a street, punching the air...

    ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Dies at 76

    By The Associated Press Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a...

    Vigil Held at Detroit Church for Aretha Franklin

    The Associated Press People are praying for Aretha Franklin in the Detroit church where her father was once a pastor. The special vigil at New Bethel Baptist Church began before dawn on August 15. The prayers come...

    We Shall Overcome!

    On August 28, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Below is the front page story the AFRO...

    We Need A Governor That Will Stand Up To Trump

    By Larry S. Gibson It is outrageous that Gov. Larry Hogan has not spoken out against the race-baiting commercials being run by the Republican Governor’s Association which are directed at Ben Jealous in Maryland and...

    Trump Still Using Dog-Whistles When It Comes to People of Color

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Before he was president, Donald Trump was known to be a rich bully whether it was in person, on television or social media- and let’s face it, some of...

    Wake Forest Coach Facing Charges After Punch Kills Man

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] A Wake Forest basketball coach was arrested on assault charges after landing a knockout punch on a man who would later die at the hospital. According to the New York Post,...

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