Comedian, Civil Rights Icon Dick Gregory Dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread...

Schools in Eclipse’s Path Seize on Ready-Made Science Lesson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A fourth-grade class at a suburban Kansas City school erupted in wonder when they tried on their solar eclipse...

The Story Behind the Viral Photo of the Officer and the KKK

The officer stands calmly as a group of white supremacists act out behind him. One man’s outstretched right arm signals a Nazi salute. Another...

When Jack Daniel’s Failed to Honor a Slave, an Author Rewrote History

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. - Fawn Weaver was on vacation in Singapore last summer when she first read about Nearest Green, the Tennessee slave who taught...

Inside a Day of Violence, Terror in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — It started with threats, taunting and racial slurs, and escalated to total pandemonium — hand-to-hand combat in the streets of...

From Selling Drugs to Teaching 4th Graders: A Philadelphia Success Story

Quamiir Trice was a 15-year-old high school sophomore with a report card full of F’s when his time as a Philadelphia School District student...

AFRO 125th Anniversary Gala: A Celebration of Black Voices in Opposition

The call by former AFRO paper boy-now Chairman of the Morgan State University Board of Regents Kweisi Mfume -"Edi Af  froh--AFRO! Get your AFRO...

Officials: White Nationalist Rally Linked to 3 Deaths

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a White nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town,...

Are Cab Drivers Safe in Greenbelt?

A Black D.C. cab driver was robbed at gunpoint in Greenbelt, Md. around midnight on July 19, according to a Greenbelt police officer. Police...

Doctor Who Shot 7 at NYC Hospital Had Made Threats to Kill

NEW YORK (AP) — It took two years, but Dr. Henry Bello made good on his threats. After he was forced to resign as...