NATIONAL NEWS

The Search for Solutions to School-to-Prison Pipeline

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL 24th District) has a mission - pull young Black boys out of the...

CBC Conference Mixes Celebrity and Politics

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO You may be able to argue about whether politics and celebrity mix, but what is hard to contest...

Toppled Trees, Swift Water, Have Killed Many During Florence

By The Associated Press Florence — which was once a hurricane and now is a tropical depression — is being blamed for at least 32...

House Race Will Mean State’s First Black or Gay Congressman

By MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press DOVER, N.H. (AP) — The Republican and Democrat in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District race understand they have the chance...

Black Women Urged to Get Involved Politically

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Black women political and social justice leaders encouraged Black Americans to stay engaged in the political process and...

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OPINION

Rutherford Defends Education Record

Submitted to the AFRO by Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford Over the past four years, I have had the privilege of visiting dozens of schools...

Look to Public Libraries for Real Leadership

Submitted to the AFRO by Susan Benton No matter where you lie on the political spectrum, it’s tough not to argue we are in turbulent...

Why Aren’t There More Black Sports Agents?

Submitted to the AFRO by Jaia Thomas The percentage of African-American players in the NFL is 70 percent. Meanwhile, the percentage of African-Americans who own...

Fighting for an America that Works for Working Families

Submitted to the AFRO by Elijah Cummings For families `like my own, Labor Day each year is a civil rights holiday.  From our own life...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

DC Area Students Open For ‘Hamilton’

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When Anacostia High School students Kelli Johnson and Brenda McKinney took the stage at the Kennedy Center to...

DC Keeps Go-Go Alive

By Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO While the effects of the District’s new developments can be seen in different aspects of D.C. life, Go-go, one...

DC Entrepreneur Returns to Bake in Baltimore

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO “I want to be impactful in the food space, what does that look like,” April Richardson mused inside...

Prince’s New Basement Tape: Just Him Singing, Playing Piano

By The Associated Press Fans of Prince expecting his usual pyrotechnic guitar work will be surprised that one of the first official albums released from...

SPORTS

Was It Disrespectful for Vontae Davis to Retire Mid Game?

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis, younger brother to Washington NFL star tight end Vernon Davis, shocked his entire team Sunday...

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Says Rematch with Pacquiao Will Happen This Year,...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor Floyd Mayweather, Jr. announced Saturday that he plans on coming out of retirement again, this time to fight Manny Pacquiao...

Chasing the High: Will Josh Gordon Play Again in NFL?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk If you’re a fan of just plain football talent and ability, then you like ex-Cleveland Browns...

Another Viewpoint – Like Kaepernick, Serena Williams Exposed An Ugly Prejudice...

By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO Colin Kaepernick and Serena Williams have something in common: They both have recently used their platform at the top...

RELIGION

Farrakhan Denounces Sexism, Homophobia

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan has been known as a fiery orator who supports Black liberation and denounces...

Christian Life Church partners with Local Transitional Homes to be a...

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO Life can be very challenging. At any moment, your circumstances can change, and you may find yourself in need...

$1.5M Settlement for Muslim Workers Fired in Prayer Dispute

By JAMES ANDERSON, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — A big U.S. meatpacker has agreed to pay $1.5 million to 138 Somali-American Muslim workers who were...

James Jordan Honored after Elevation to Auxiliary Bishop

By Hamil Harris, Special to the AFRO James Jordan, pastor of the Refreshing Spring Church of God In Christ for decades, was recently  elevated to the...

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