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    NAACP Demands Answers in Hanging Death of Son of BLM Activist

    By AFRO Staff National and local chapters of the NAACP continue to call out the St. Louis Medical Examiner’s office over the issue of whether the office will be destroying evidence in the investigation of...

    Fourth Circuit Orders Maryland to Negotiate With HBCUs

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered plaintiffs representing alumni and graduates of Maryland’s four HBCU’s to the negotiating table for a fourth time, Wednesday. The order is...

    Black Florida Teen Fights Back After SAT Cheating Accusation

    By the Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — An African-American teen in Florida is fighting back after being accused of cheating on the SAT. Kamilah Campbell improved her score by 330 points when she took it again...

    Officer Charged in Death: Man Definitely Intended to Shoot

    By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A White Nashville police officer told investigators that he knew "100 percent" that the Black man he's charged with fatally shooting intended to shoot at him...

    Police Confront 2 Men, 1 White, 1 Black: Only 1 is Shot

    By IVAN MORENO, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — In the course of 15 months and in the space of one city block, Milwaukee police twice encountered two suspects they believed were armed. One was Black; one...

    Women Behind ‘Black Girl Magic’ Campaign Sworn Into Office

    By The Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — "Black Girl Magic" has met the bench with the swearing-in of 17 African-American female judges in the Houston area. The 17 women all won races in last year's election...

    Federal Judge Orders Settlement Talks in Soybean Seed Suit

    By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge ordered settlement talks Thursday in a lawsuit filed by Black farmers from Mississippi and Tennessee who claim a company sold them faulty, low-yield...

    White Supremacist Says He Will Plead Guilty In Sword Killing

    NEW YORK (AP) — An Army veteran accused of killing a black man with a sword as part of a racist plot told a judge that he intended to plead guilty to the crime,...

    Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson’s Statement on Kamilah Campbell’s SAT Score Challenge

    Written by NNPA Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Wilson issued the following statement in response to the College Board: “As a mother and a former educator, I was extremely disappointed to learn that Kamilah Campbell’s SAT score is being...

    The Transatlantic Slave Trade: 500 Years Later the Diaspora Still Suffers

    The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has launched a global news feature series on the history, contemporary realities and implications of the transatlantic slave trade. This is Part 9 in the series. (Read the entire...

    EDUCATOR SPOTLIGHT: Rebecca Francis

    By Lynette Monroe, NNPA ESSA Awareness Campaign Rebecca Francis, like most dynamic leaders of our time, recognized a problem and created a solution. As a former behavioral counselor, fourth grade teacher, and international high school psychology...

    First Step Act is a Good Start

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer In 2019 organizations that supported the recently passed First Step Act, which helps reform the prison system, are calling for proper implementation and transparency, officials said. “I think the take...
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