NATIONAL NEWS

Prada Announces Diversity Council After Blackface Outrage

By The Associated Press MILAN (AP) — Italian brand Prada said it is forming a diversity council to "elevate voices of color within the company...

Allred Contacted Authorities About R Kelly Tape

By MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Gloria Allred told The Associated Press Friday she has contacted law enforcement about concerns...

Black Virginia Voters Feel Betrayed, Left in No-Win Scenario

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Eva Siakam's choice to campaign for Ralph Northam in 2017 was a simple one: He...

Northam Postpones Black History Month Reception Amid Fallout

By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's administration has postponed a reception to celebrate Black History Month as the governor...

Vermont Official Urges Police Review After Racism Case

By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town, at the urging of the state attorney general, is looking for an outside...

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OPINION

COMMENTARY: Black Boys Need Rites of Passage Programs in 2019 Across...

By Roger Caldwell, NNPA Newswire Correspondent 2019 is important to African American Men because the opportunities are boundless and amazing. If you can conceive it,...

A Matter of Death or Life

Submitted to the AFRO by Congressman Elijah Cummings  On January 29, during the first hearing of 2019 for our House Committee on Oversight and Reform,...

Blackface Resurfaces, What are we Gonna’ do?

Written by Dr. David Wilson, Originally Published Nov. 12, 2001 The recent racial controversy following Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam’s refusal to resign after the resurfacing of...

A Call for Racial Justice and Anti-Racism at the UMSSW

Submitted to the AFRO by a Member of the University of Maryland School of Social Work We are members of the University of Maryland School...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Prada Announces Diversity Council After Blackface Outrage

By The Associated Press MILAN (AP) — Italian brand Prada said it is forming a diversity council to "elevate voices of color within the company...

Don Cheadle Sports Political Shirts as he Hosts ‘SNL’

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Don Cheadle delivered some political messages along with jokes as he hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the...

‘Black Panther’ Costume Designer Blazes Trail to Inspire

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ruth E. Carter is a Black woman blazing a trail as a costume designer...

Allred Contacted Authorities About R Kelly Tape

By MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Gloria Allred told The Associated Press Friday she has contacted law enforcement about concerns...

SPORTS

NFL Settles Collusion Case with Kaepernick

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Colin Kaepernick’s more than two year battle with the NFL has come to an end. The former NFL quarterback...

DMV HBCU Report

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Sometimes there’s a change in scenery or the need for something other than home cooking that can be...

Morgan Hires Wheatley But Is It For the Long Term

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] When announcing former NFL running back Tyrone Wheatley as their new head football coach, Morgan State pushed all the...

Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament Begins in Fort Washington

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Maryland’s National Golden Gloves boxing champions reads like a who’s who list of Hall of Fame talent that has...

RELIGION

Pastor of Ray of Hope Baptist Church Dies

By AFRO Staff The Rev. Charles M. Franklin Jr., pastor of Ray of Hope Baptist Church in Northeast Baltimore, died of a heart attack at...

Morning Star Baptist Hosts Black Business Expo

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO Black History Month is an ideal time to support our community businesses.  On Feb. 23 and Feb. 24, Morning...

Efforts to Build National Cathedral of Ghana Underway

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Hundreds of guests gathered in gowns and tuxedos or traditional West African garb for the official, presidential launch to...

Woman Acquitted of Blasphemy Still Can’t Leave Pakistan

By KATHY GANNON ,  Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has been...

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