`Neighborhoods Need Hope’

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Staff Writer "Do not pick up anything on the street,” Isadore Hampton tells her great nephew. Hampton is worried about needles and other dangerous waste littering the sidewalks of Baltimore’s blighted communities....

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Selected to Deliver Morgan State University December Commencement Address

By Morgan State University Newsroom Morgan State University (MSU) President David Wilson today announced that the senior senator from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, will be the keynote speaker for the University’s sixth annual December Commencement Exercises, to be held...

Marian Wright Edelman Transitions from President of the Children’s Defense Fund to New Role...

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Marian Wright Edelman, a lifelong advocate for children, the poor and civil rights, will transition from President of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) into the new role of President...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “I hope you never lose your sense of wonder. You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger. May you never take one single breath for...

Supreme Court Rules For Mosby in Freddie Gray Officers Lawsuit

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Five of the six officers indicted in the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015 attempted to sue Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for malicious prosecution. The U.S. Supreme...

Only Black Woman-Owned Beef Jerky Manufacturer in the Country is a Supplier for the...

Jachin, AL (BlackNews.com) -- Marjorie's Beef Jerky is currently shipping to Major League Baseball teams (including to Cincinnati Reds pitcher, Amir Garrett, who loves the products) and NASCAR. In addition, the Black woman-owned company...

Korean War Veteran Gets a New Home

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] After years of struggling in poverty and living in a dilapidated house, Pfc. Thomas Pressley, who served in the Korean War, received a particularly special Veterans Day gift- a...

Death of Black Security Guard Brings Call for Investigation

By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago alderman called Tuesday for Cook County prosecutors to investigate the fatal shooting of a black security guard by a white police officer outside the bar...

American Red Cross: Help Fight A Blood Shortage

DRO Headquarters. Red Cross employee Bob Otwell prepares blood products including FFP, Whole Blood and Platelets for distribution to nearby hospitals. These blood products were a part of regularly scheduled transports to area hospitals. There's...

A Memorial Or a Dicey Mix of Church and State?

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] For almost a century, Peace Cross has stood in the District of Columbia suburbs, as a symbol to recognize the fallen soldiers during World War I, yet now the...

Does Racism Have An Impact on Health?

By K. Barrett Bilali, Miami Times [email protected] Racism in the health care system continues to confound but a few researchers are taking a historic look and holistic approach to addressing racism’s effect on Black and poor communities. One researcher...

Racial Bias Probed at Coast Guard Academy

By MICHAEL MELIA, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general is investigating allegations of racial discrimination at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and inadequate follow-up by the school's leadership, the...

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