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    Mom of 10 Tortured Kids in Custody, Bail Almost $500,000

    By The Associated Press Bail for a California mother of 10 children who officials say suffered long-term abuse was set at nearly $500,000 after the judge said she remains a danger to the kids. Prosecutors charged...

    Britain’s Hidden Black Royalty

    By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has been making headlines as the big day approaches this Saturday, May 19. But May 19 is also special because it’s...

    ‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman Honors Howard Graduates

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Chadwick Boseman strolled onto Howard University’s campus as a bankable box-office star and walked away with another title on graduation day – doctor. The Howard alumnus and star of...

    Freed Death Row Inmate-Turned-Speaker is Back Behind Bars

    By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — Isaiah McCoy walked out of a Delaware prison a free man in January 2017, five years after being convicted of murder and sentenced to death. A judge...

    South African Photographer of Iconic Protest Image Dies

    By ANDREW MELDRUM, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tributes are being paid following the death of Sam Nzima, the South African photographer who took the iconic image of a Black high school student carrying a...

    Judge Says Ex-Lawmaker ‘Squandered’ Life, Faces Prison

    By MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge Thursday handed former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds a six-month prison sentence for not filing tax returns for income on consulting work from...

    Black Panthers Call for Firing of Wisconsin Police Officer

    The Associated Press WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — The Original Black Panthers of Milwaukee are calling for the firing of a Wisconsin police officer after a video surfaced showing an officer punching a teen outside a...

    Black Ohio Woman, 113, is Now the oldest Person in the US

    The Associated Press CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A 113-year-old woman living in suburban Cleveland is believed to be the oldest person in the United States after the death of a 114-year-old Pennsylvania woman. Cleveland.com reports...

    John McEnroe Says Trump Once Offered Him $1Million to Face Serena Williams

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor Most folks who’ve seen tennis superstar Serena Williams play before thinks that she could probably beat just about anyone, men included. Williams is the only tennis player ever, male or female,...

    Video Shows Teen in Prom Attire Choked by Police Officer

    The Associated Press WARSAW, N.C. (AP) — A video posted to social media shows a teenager in his prom attire being choked by a police officer and slammed onto a Waffle House parking lot in...

    Nurse Charged in Death of Former Trump Adviser’s Father

    By ALEXANDRA VILLARREAL and MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A nurse was charged Thursday in the death of the father of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser after authorities said she failed...

    Ava Duvernay, Khadja Nin, 80 Others, Protest at Cannes

    By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer CANNES, France (AP) — Eighty-two women climbed the steps of the Palais des Festivals at the Cannes Film Festival in an unprecedented red carpet protest to press for improved...

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