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    How Kathleen Cleaver Conquered War With Love

    By Tilesha Brown, Special to the AFRO Kathleen Neal started out as a painter, but by the time she graduated high school, she was on an entirely different path. She would enroll in Oberlin College...

    Constand Confronts Cosby, “For Justice

    By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's chief accuser took the witness stand Friday at his sexual assault retrial, declaring for a second jury that he knocked her out her...

    Bill Cosby’s Chief Accuser set to Confront him in Court

    By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's chief accuser is set to take the witness stand on Friday at his sexual assault retrial, making for a climactic courtroom showdown after...

    Accusers Confront Bill Cosby

    By The Associated Press Women who say comedian Bill Cosby knocked them out with intoxicants and sexually assaulted them decades ago are finally getting a chance to confront him — and they aren't holding back. Janice...

    The Art of Picking a Tax Accountant

    By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO Anthony Moon, CEO and president of Baltimore-based ATPAC accounting and tax services (also, full disclosure, the guy who does my taxes), says that people should be careful about who...

    Insurers Look to Pass Drug Price Breaks Straight to Consumer

    By The Associated Press Some major health insurers plan to take a little sting out of prescription drug prices by giving customers rebates at the pharmacy counter. Aetna and UnitedHealthcare both say they will begin passing...

    Local Students Step Up on Gun Control

    By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO About 200 youth and administrators from area schools made up a diverse audience who attended the “Town Hall for Our Lives,” in Washington, D.C. April 11. It was organized...

    Remaining Goon Squad Members Look Back on ’68 Riots

    By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO The Baltimore '68 Riot ended 50 years ago April 14. April 19 also marks the anniversary of the death of Freddie Gray in 2015. The AFRO reached out to a...

    The Black Press and the Baltimore ’68 Riot

    By E. R. Shipp, Special to the AFRO Part 2 This is the second and final part of a series documenting how the AFRO and other news publications covered the Baltimore ’68 Riot. In some cities, civil disorders...

    Remembering Linda Brown and the History of Black Education

    By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO To honor the life and legacy of Linda Brown, the historic pioneer at the center of the 1954 ruling to end school segregation who died in March, the African...

    Fake Black Lives Matter Facebook Page Run By Who Now?

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Even as Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before a Senate committee on data privacy, in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, multiple media sources are reporting that...

    Topless Protester Gets Close to Bill Cosby

    By The Associated Press A topless protester with "Women's Lives Matter" written on her body jumped a barricade and got within a few feet of Bill Cosby on Monday as the comedian walked into a...

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