Suspect Arrested in Carjacking Tied to Murder of Makiyah Wilson

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] While authorities, family and friends are still searching for answers, police had their first breakthrough in the investigation of the July 16 murder of 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson, after arresting...

After Viral Rat Video, Sales Plunge at Lexington Market

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] A viral video of a rat rollicking through a display case of tasty treats at a Lexington Market bakery in July compelled management at the historic market to shut...

In the City that Claims Him, Ben Carson Falls from Grace

By The Associated Press The portrait used to hang in the hallway, welcoming children and parents to the Archbishop Borders School in Baltimore: A smiling Dr. Ben Carson in surgical scrubs, rubbing together the careful,...

South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn Says that Democrats that Want to Win in November...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor While there’s at least a perceived growing number of Democrats who say they want to replace California Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the Democratic leader in the House of Representatives,...

PAC to Hold Leadership Training Focused on Black Voters

By The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — A racial justice group's political action committee plans to hold leadership training in Detroit focused on Black voters. The Color of Change PAC says organizers will meet with about...

4 of the 1st Black Professors Retire After Decades at UNCA

By ALEXANDRIA BORDAS, Asheville Citizen-Times ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Four friends sat chatting inside the home of newly retired professors Dolly and Dwight Mullen. Snacks of granola bars and nuts were shared and fresh coffee...

Newseum to Honor Legendary Black Journalist With Statue

By TRAMON LUCAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A pioneering Black, female journalist is being honored with a statue in the nation's capital. A life-size sculpture of Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first African-American woman credentialed to...

Black Candidate Charges Democrats are Disenfranchising Her

By BEN FINLEY, Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Black woman who's running for Congress in Virginia has accused the state's Democrats of reverting to their old ways of disenfranchisement by trying to remove...

Beaumont’s Oldest Black Church Celebrating 150th Anniversary

By PHOEBE SUY, Beaumont Enterprise BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — From its beginnings in the years after the Civil War, Beaumont's oldest Black church has witnessed the establishment of the area's first Black public school, weathered...

Annan Leaves Legacy of Fighting for Equality and Rights

By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kofi Annan left the United Nations far more committed than it had been to combating poverty, promoting equality and fighting for human rights — and...

Howard University, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Ink Partnership To Diversify Business Pipeline

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO There’s no good reason why Howard University, an elite, academic powerhouse and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a powerful entity representing more than 3 million businesses, sitting...

“202Creates” Continues To Pave The Way For Creatives in The District

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO Forget hitting the town in Atlanta, Los Angeles, or New York where music, entertainment, film and more are widely known as the places to find creatives. Now, Washington, D.C.’s...

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