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    Prosecutor in Michael Brown Case Loses

    By Matthew Ritchie, AFRO Intern St. Louis voters took a step towards more effective social justice reform August 7. In the Democratic primary for the office of prosecuting attorney for St. Louis, Councilman Wesley Bell defeated Robert...

    How the Economy Needs Black Women

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Despite their inherent ability to balance businesses and babies, hair and homes, optimism and oppressors and maintain their magic, Black women are working harder and making less than their...

    In the Wake of Alex Jones’ Removal, Who’s Next?

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who zealously pushed the heinous lie that the Sandy Hook massacre of elementary school students in Newtown, Connecticut was a staged hoax, has been...

    Metro: No Special Trains for White Civil Rights Rally Attendees

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] White supremacists and the standard open-minded citizen are like water and oil- they just don’t mix- which is why Metro Board Chairman Jack Evans (D- Ward 2) had previously...

    Is Justice Blind at a Courthouse with a Confederate Statue?

    By The Associated Press The statue of the unnamed Confederate soldier has stood since 1909 in front of the courthouse in Louisiana's East Feliciana Parish, hands resting on his rifle looking down on the flow...

    Michelle Obama Announces Week of Action

    By The Associated Press Michelle Obama is marking the 53rd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by urging Americans to participate in a week of action to get people signed up to vote. The former first...

    Judge Orders Landlord to Stop Discriminating Against Black Tenants

    By The Associated Press LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A judge has ordered a central Nebraska landlord to stop discriminating against Black tenants of his apartment complex. Dawson County District Court records say Judge Donald Rowlands said...

    Boys Say They Put Black Doll in Noose at Playground as Prank

    By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two pre-teen boys say they pulled a prank by putting a Black doll hanging from a noose above a playground that partly sits on top of a burial...

    Boston Readies to Install First Black Police Commissioner

    By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — William Gross arrived in Boston in 1975 amid clashes over court-ordered desegregation of the city's public schools. More than four decades later, he is taking the...

    Trump Meets With Black Pastors, Draws Criticism

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO President Donald Trump recently met with  African American pastors at the White House that is supposed be part of a larger effort to  build relationships and craft...

    Trump Slams LeBron, NBA War Likely to Ensue?

    By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO United States president Donald Trump continues to single-handedly battle sporting leagues; this time taking aim at NBA face LeBron James on a Twitter attack. In an interview with popular...

    As Ellison Departs Congress, Omar Chases Another First

    By YOUSSEF RDDAD, Associated Press COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — In a coffee shop at the edge of a working-class Minneapolis suburb, not far from the high school Ilhan Omar attended in the years after...
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