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    More Crossing US-Mexico Border Come From Far-Flung Lands

    By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The young man traversed Andean mountains, plains and cities in buses, took a harrowing boat ride in which five fellow migrants drowned, walked through thick jungle...

    Author Barry Fletcher Releases Second Printing of Book on President Barack Obama’s Two Presidential...

    By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO Author, CEO and entrepreneur, Barry Fletcher released the second printing of his latest book "President Barack Obama’s Two Tremendous Terms: Monthly Political Chronicle 2008-2016" in January of this year....

    COMMENTARY: ‘One Mistake Away’ From Homelessness

    By Lee Eric Smith, The New Tri-State Defender, [email protected] Admit it: Sometimes you go out of your way to avoid a homeless person. So do I. I’m not proud to say it, but it’s true. If I...

    Facebook Blocks 115 Accounts Ahead of US Midterm Elections

    By KELVIN CHAN, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected "coordinated inauthentic behavior" linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections. The social media company shut down...

    20-Year-Old Guru Develops Chatbot to Increase Texas’ Early Voting Turnout

    By Jeffrey L. Boney, Houston Forward Times Associate Editor Regardless of whether you like the results of the midterm elections or not, there is one positive story coming out of Texas that everyone should like,...

    Vote for Justice, Equality and Democracy

    By Camille O. Cosby, Special to NNPA Newswire My husband, Bill Cosby, was recently victimized by a malicious District Attorney and an equally vicious judge. This is not the first time that my husband has...

    Will Higher Turnout Favor Jealous?

    By Brian Witte, The Associated Press Maryland's popular Republican governor is earning enough support from Democrats and Black voters in the state's largest jurisdictions to narrow the pathway to an upset sought by a challenger who led...

    Chicago Twin Sisters Clear Hurdles to Become Top Doctors

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia They are sisters – twins to be correct – and both are medical doctors and were born and raised in a town in Ohio called Twinsburg, a segregated,...

    Obama Urges Georgia Voters to Elect 1st Black Female Governor

    By Bill Barrow, The Associated Press Former President Barack Obama urged Georgia voters Nov. 2 to elect Stacey Abrams governor as a way to counter divisiveness and help keep Republicans from dismantling much of his legacy. Speaking before...

    Remembering Ntozake Shange

    By AFRO Staff A legendary Black feminist, poet and playwright shared an unforgettably intimate moment with District audiences just a few days before her passing on October 27 at a senior home in Bowie, Maryland....

    The Glass is Half Empty

    Special to the AFRO by Renee Foose There are more than one million miles of drinking water pipes in the U.S. and most are more than 100 years old. Many pipes laid in the early...

    Black Women Save Politics

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Politics aren’t for the faint of heart- and, according to the new book, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics,” it’s taken some of the strongest people around to...

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