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    Jim Brown Says He and Kanye Were Treated “Beautifully” At Their Meeting With Trump

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor Kanye West visited the White House Thursday to meet with President Donald Trump, and he brought Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown along with him. West and Brown’s “lunch...

    Bill Cosby Switches Up Legal Team With Appeal Looming

    By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby is switching up his legal team as he looks to appeal his conviction and three-to-10-year sentence in his Pennsylvania sex assault case. A court filing Friday says...

    Serena Williams Talks Motherhood, Insecurities at Conference

    By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Serena Williams has opened up about parenting, motherhood and her own insecurities during a women's conference in Philadelphia. The tennis star was one of a number of speakers Friday...

    Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law Receives Recommendations

    By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO Just a little over two years ago, Texas Southern University’s (TSU) Thurgood Marshall School of Law, found itself in the center of controversy after the American Bar Association (ABA)...

    George Taliaferro, 1st Black Drafted by NFL Team, Dies at 91

    By The Associated Press BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — George Taliaferro, the star Indiana running back who in 1949 became the first Black player drafted in the NFL when George Halas and the Chicago Bears took...

    Ministers Call for Firing of Officer Who Arrested Black Teen

    By The Associated Press WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A group of Black ministers is calling for the firing of a White school resource officer who arrested a Black teenage girl at her middle school in...

    Trump’s Boasts Ring Hollow in Black Communities

    By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It's one of President Donald Trump's favorite talking points in promoting his administration's success: the record low rate of Black unemployment. But on a recent...

    The Lessons After Threats Drive a Black Legislator to Quit

    By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Voters in this very liberal, very White state made Kiah Morris a pioneer when in 2014 they elected her as its first Black female legislator. Not...

    Michelle Obama Might Not Want to Do Politics, But She Wants to Make A...

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Despite Beyoncé’s proclamation that girls run the world, it is widely accepted throughout the globe that, “this is a man’s world.” However it’s days such as October 11, the...

    Supercharged Overnight, Hurricane Michael Menaces Florida

    By JAY REEVES, Associated Press PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Gaining frightening fury overnight, Hurricane Michael closed in Wednesday on the Florida Panhandle with potentially catastrophic winds of 145 mph, the most powerful storm on record...

    Post #MeToo, Opportunity Still a Mixed Bag for Women in Film

    By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the year after the downfall of Harvey Weinstein and the rise of #MeToo awareness, women in Hollywood are still processing and evaluating what, if anything,...

    Kanye West to Visit Trump, Discuss Prison Reform, Violence

    By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West has been invited to the White House. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says West is scheduled to have lunch with President Donald Trump on...
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