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‘I’m scared’: AP obtains video of deadly arrest of Black man

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana state troopers were captured on body camera video stunning, punching and dragging a Black man as he apologized for...

Federal Grand Jury indicts Chauvin, other officers in George Floyd death

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Today’s federal indictment for criminal, civil rights violations associated with the murder of...

#AFROCoronavirusUpdate

#WordinBlack: Covid, Maternal Mortality and Black Women

By Maya Pottiger and Word In Black More than 73,000 Black lives were lost during the pandemic, making up 15% of all COVID-related deaths, the highest of...

Black community has new option for health care: The church

By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Every Sunday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, the Rev. Joseph Jackson Jr. praises the Lord before his...


NATIONAL NEWS

The greatness, genius of Marvin Gaye

By Sean Yoes Special to the AFRO April 1, 1984, felt like the cruelest April Fools prank I had ever heard; Marvin Pentz Gaye Jr., had...

Berry Gordy: The Pied Piper of Motown

By Ralph E. Moore Jr. Special to the AFRO After research on him, I realize there’s a lot I didn’t know about Berry Gordy.  Everyone knows...

#WordinBlack: Covid, Maternal Mortality and Black Women

By Maya Pottiger and Word In Black More than 73,000 Black lives were lost during the pandemic, making up 15% of all COVID-related deaths, the highest of...

Stevie Wonder: The artist, the activist, the Wonder(ful)

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. and Digital Editor mgreen@afro.com Stevland Hardaway Morris’ achievements over his more than six decades in the entertainment industry are astounding, however the...

JPMorgan Chase makes philanthropic commitment to reduce housing disparities

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer Report for America Corps Member Msayles@afro.com Homeownership has long been considered a method for people to build wealth, especially for low-income...

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OPINION

Gospel greats who changed the game

By Marnita Coleman Special to the AFRO Over the years, we have turned on the radio, scanned past gospel stations to reach soul, blues and rock...

When I fell in love with Hip Hop: The Sugar Hill...

By Lisa Donaldson Special to the AFRO I fell in love with hip hop when I watched the kids bring their best moves to the roller...

‘Un-Critical race theory’ is ‘Un-Juneteenthful.’

By Dr. Zekeh S. Gbotokuma Upon signing the Juneteenth Bill on June 17, 2021 making JUNETEENTH a national holiday in the United States of America,...

Guest Editor: Ella Fitzgerald touched my heart

By Brenda Alford AFRO Guest editor During the summer of my 11th year, I was allowed for the first time to go shopping in a record...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The greatness, genius of Marvin Gaye

By Sean Yoes Special to the AFRO April 1, 1984, felt like the cruelest April Fools prank I had ever heard; Marvin Pentz Gaye Jr., had...

Berry Gordy: The Pied Piper of Motown

By Ralph E. Moore Jr. Special to the AFRO After research on him, I realize there’s a lot I didn’t know about Berry Gordy.  Everyone knows...

Black Films Glow at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival Part I

By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic For the 20th annual Tribeca Film Festival necessity was the mother of invention. To accommodate social...

Stevie Wonder: The artist, the activist, the Wonder(ful)

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. and Digital Editor mgreen@afro.com Stevland Hardaway Morris’ achievements over his more than six decades in the entertainment industry are astounding, however the...

SPORTS

FAMU mourns the loss of former MLB pitcher and rattler Jim...

FAMU Mourns the Loss of Former MLB Pitcher and Rattler Jim “Mudcat” Grant Florida A&M University (FAMU) mourns the death of Rattler Jim “Mudcat” Grant,...

Mudcat Grant, 1st Black 20-game winner in AL, dies at 85

By The Associated Press Jim "Mudcat" Grant, the first Black 20-game winner in the American League and a key part of Minnesota's first World Series...

Teenage entrepreneur launches healthy sports drink for Gen Z athletes

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer Report for America Corps Member Msayles@afro.com If there is one thing to learn from Virginia teen Alana Andrews, it’s that entrepreneurship...

Coppin State Athletic Communications receives Phil Langan Graduate Internship Grant for...

GREENWOOD, Ind. – Coppin State’s Office of Athletic Communications, led by Steven Kramer, received one of two Phil Langan Graduate Internship grants from the College Sports...

RELIGION

Remembering the magnitude of the mass choir

By Marnita Coleman Special to the AFRO Once upon a time in the city of Baltimore, Sunday morning radio permeated the airwaves with the crème de...

Gospel greats who changed the game

By Marnita Coleman Special to the AFRO Over the years, we have turned on the radio, scanned past gospel stations to reach soul, blues and rock...

70’s Gospel music changed the genre, influences artists today

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. and Digital Editor mgreen@afro.com In 2021 we hear a lot of folks emphasize being “woke,” but in Christian American history, “The Great...

Amazing Grace: ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear and...

By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware AFRO Managing editor It was 1972 when Aretha Franklin filmed the movie, “Amazing Grace,” over a two-night period at the New...

#SecuringTheBag

#SecuringTheBag: Baltimore food deserts can become opportunities

By PK Semler Special to the AFRO Nothing better defines the disparities of urban America than the rowhouses of Baltimore encircled by food deserts as their neighborhoods...

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