Monday, November 23, 2020

#StopKillingUs

Family seeks answers in death of 15-year-old

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Senior Reporter syoes@afro.com The death of 15-year old Quawan Charles has some likening his fate to that of Emmett Till, who was murdered...

Death of Black Louisiana Teenager Quawan ‘Bobby’ Charles Deemed ‘Emmett Till-like...

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Who is Quawan “Bobby” Charles, and why are some comparing his death to Emmett Till? The 15-year-old’s death...

#AFROCoronavirusUpdate

New coronavirus vaccine requires ‘trust’ of African-American community

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent News that Pfizer and BioNTech’s announcement that their coronavirus vaccine was more than 90% effective in preventing...

Black virologist makes call to action for protection against COVID-19

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By Blacknews.com With people of color experiencing a higher death rate from COVID-19 than any other ethnic group in America, virologist, trauma surgeon, and chief...

NATIONAL NEWS

California Judge Tosses Sexual Assault Suit against Russell Simmons

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia A California judge has tossed out a $10 million lawsuit, alleging sexual assault, against hip-hop icon...

African American Woman, Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber, Makes US Naval Academy History

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber, a mechanical engineering major from Illinois, has been named brigade commander...

Fabian Broaden — Making statements through photos

By ReShonda Tate Billingsley, Defender News Network When Houstonian Fabian Broaden graduated from college at Southern University, he began a successful career as an architect...

Student Loan Debt Widens Racial Wealth Gap

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia President-elect Joe Biden wants to immediately erase student loan debt, a move that could prove more...

Biden Announces Key Staff Appointments

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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia President-elect Joe Biden has announced members of his White House senior staff, including naming former Congressional...

BALTIMORE NEWS

WASHINGTON NEWS

OPINION

Op-ed: Thanksgiving 2020: Grateful for New Hope and New Direction in...

Thanksgiving 2020: Grateful for new hope and new direction in our nation By Ben Jealous This hasn’t been a normal year, and it isn’t going to...

Letter To The Editor: The Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM)...

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Dear Editor, I respectfully request that Congress pass the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act, H.R. 5434/S. 2602, in 2020. The bipartisan RPM Act protects...

TBE#47 – National Urban League Is Working With A Landmark Coalition...

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To Be Equal #47 November 19, 2020 National Urban League Is Working With A Landmark Coalition Of Black Medical Professionals To Ensure A COVID-19 Vaccine Is...

Op-ed: Black Voters Saved Our Democracy

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Black voters waited in 10-hour lines to show up for Joe Biden. Now Biden needs to return the favor. By Tracey L. Rogers America owes its...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

California Judge Tosses Sexual Assault Suit against Russell Simmons

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia A California judge has tossed out a $10 million lawsuit, alleging sexual assault, against hip-hop icon...

Fabian Broaden — Making statements through photos

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By ReShonda Tate Billingsley, Defender News Network When Houstonian Fabian Broaden graduated from college at Southern University, he began a successful career as an architect...

Google News Initiative Ad Transformation Lab Provides Needed Support for Black,...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Google has announced a partnership for its Google News Initiative (GNI) Ad Transformation Lab, a program...

Former Bill T. Jones, White Oak dancer adds filmmaker to her...

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By Nadine Matthews Special to the AFRO Baltimore’s Rosalynde LeBlanc has been a dancer for most of her life. “I was always around dance because of...

SPORTS

For the First Time in NFL History, an All-Black Crew Will...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In 1965, after beginning his officiating career working college games in the San Francisco Bay Area,...

S.T.A.R. Development Works to Open New Doors of Opportunity for HBCU...

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By NNPA Newswire CHICAGO, IL – Chicago is a mecca of basketball talent. High school ballers have had tremendous success at top colleges and universities,...

Burgundy & Gold Breakdown: Rivera’s defense is the demise in Detroit

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com Twice the Washington Football Team’s defense had chances to make a stand and both times they wilted as the...

Ravens suffer critical loss

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By Demetrius Dillard Special to the AFRO Before the season began, most NFL experts and pundits ranked the Baltimore Ravens as a top-five team. But after...

RELIGION

AFRO Exclusive: Op-Ed: “A Battle Has Ended — Now It’s...

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By Bishop Dwayne Royster and Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews After four years of living in a nightmare -- a nightmare in which we saw issues of...

In South, Most Black Senate Candidates Since Reconstruction

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By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In the battle for control of the U.S. Senate this year, the Deep South is fielding...

Gospel Star Bishop Rance Allen Dead at 71

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The Associated Press Gospel star Rance Allen, whose Rance Allen Group drew upon contemporary sounds for such 1970s hits as "Ain't No Need of Crying"...

Social Issues a Priority for Black Cardinal-To-Be Wilton Gregory

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By David Crary AP National Writer Washington, D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, soon to become the Roman Catholic Church's first Black cardinal from the United States, hopes...

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