Sunday, January 24, 2021

#StopKillingUs

No charges against Wisconsin officer who shot Jacob Blake

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By TODD RICHMOND and MICHAEL TARM KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin prosecutor declined Tuesday to file charges against a white police officer who shot...

Black Lives Matter DC demands city government and business leaders stop...

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‘Tell the racists that they’re not welcome in our city!’ WASHINGTON — Today, Black Lives Matter DC leaders issued demands to Mayor Bowser, Deputy Chief...

#AFROCoronavirusUpdate

Kids’ Eye Health at Risk During Pandemic

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By Diane Bernard, Maryland News Connection ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Remote learning during the pandemic has meant excessive screen time for children, and a Maryland heath...

Wizards Season On Hold Due to COVID-19

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By Daniel Kucin Jr. Special to the AFRO Last season, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver engineered a revolutionary concept to have all players compete in one location...


NATIONAL NEWS

Austin wins Senate confirmation as 1st Black Pentagon chief

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By Robert Burns and Andrew Taylor The Associated Press Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army's elite ranks and marched through...

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

By Andrew Dalton AP Entertainment Writer Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation...

Black teen is youngest student enrolled at Clark Atlanta University

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By Black News Emory Pruitt was just 15-years-old when she started classes at Clark Atlanta University. Born and raised in Tennessee, she is considered one...

‘Chucks & Pearls:’ the force behind Madame VP Kamala Harris

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By Michelle Richardson Special to the AFRO “We’re going to stroll to the polls, ‘Skee-Wee’ at the Inauguration and turn the White House pink and green.”  That’s...

AFRO brings Black Business Matters Expo

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com The AFRO has been walking and talking Black businesses since its founding in 1892 and almost 129 years later, the publication...

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OPINION

Biden’s Covid-19 diplomacy: Trump’s era of isolationism is over

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By Zekeh S. Gbotokuma, Ph. D. On the very first day of Joe Biden’s presidency on January 20, 2021, it was clear that the 46th...

Op-Ed: Trust the vaccine and get your shot. A Black physician’s...

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By Dr. Asefa Jejaw Mekonnen As a physician of color, I am well aware of what the past history has been in the African American...

Guest column: How Congress can really fix surprise billing

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By Janet Trautwein House and Senate leaders recently agreed on legislation to end surprise medical bills as part of a big coronavirus relief package. President...

2021: It is (past) time for y’all to be antiracist

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By Dr. Kaye Whitehead Now that we are at the end of Donald Trump's reign and we can feel the collective temperature of our nation...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

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By Andrew Dalton AP Entertainment Writer Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation...

The White Tiger review

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By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire film critic Is this just another passive servant movie, like Gone With the Wind, The Help, or Roma? Or...

T’Kay’s Terrific Twos

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By Xavier Jones Telegram Media Specialist There is a box of treasure hidden under River Rouge, Mich. The hordes of people traveling for sports, food and...

Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. takes on the late, great,...

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By Frank Dilella Broadway Direct Broadway favorite Leslie Odom Jr. returns to film this winter in the stage-to-screen transfer of One Night in Miami. The movie,...

SPORTS

12-year old breaks record with historic swim

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By Black News Christophe Maleau, a 12-year old swimmer, is now the youngest person to swim from the island of Saint Lucia to Martinique. He...

IN MEMORIAM: Baseball icon Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron dies at 86

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent (NNPA Newswire) – Baseball’s recognized home run king and an African American hero, Henry “Hank” Aaron, has...

Howard University football legend retires after 14 years in NFL

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By Daniel Kucin Jr. Special to the AFRO Former Howard University safety Antonie Bethea is calling it quits after playing in the National Football League (NFL)...

DMV College Basketball Roundup

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By Daniel Kucin Jr. Special to the AFRO Howard University Women’s Basketball team is continuing one of the best starts in program history after taking down...

RELIGION

TCR breaking news: Bishop Vashti M. McKenzie to participate in virtual...

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Today, the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) and Washington National Cathedral announced the Virtual Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service on Thursday, January 21, at 10:00 AM...

Let there be peace in this nation!

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Council of Bishops African Methodist Episcopal Church Reflections On An Attempted Coup at the US Capitol By Bishop Adam J. Richardson, 115 Like the spread of the novel...

Bread for the World column: An invitation to the table of...

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By Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith When it was evening, he sat at table with the twelve disciples; and as they were eating, he said, “Truly, I...

Pillar of the community dies of COVID-19

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague the world, many people run to their church leaders for comfort. However...

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