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Use-of-force cases prompt state debates over officer records

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By Colleen Slevin The Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Lawmakers in more than 20 states have considered bills this year to make the disciplinary records of...

Ben Crump: `Black America’s attorney general’

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By Aaron Morrison and John Seewer The Associated Press Ben Crump, the Rev. Al Sharpton says, is "Black America's attorney general." In less than a decade, the...

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D.C. Mayor knocks on doors looking for arms to vaccinate

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. and Digital Editor mgreen@afro.com This reporter is working from Chicago, but got a text this weekend that D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser was...

Crittenton girls host talk for teens on COVID-19 recovery

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By Briana Thomas Special to the AFRO More than 100 teen girls from Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County school districts gathered on April 22 at 6...


NATIONAL NEWS

TeleHelp 24/7 helps HBCU students address mental health issues

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By Mark Gray Zenger News College is often seen as some of the best years of young people’s lives. However, that changed in 2020 with COVID-19. The...

Atlanta mayor will not seek re-election

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Senior Reporter syoes@afro.com A stunning announcement by a rising star in the Democratic Party has sent shockwaves throughout the Georgia political arena, reverberating...

TBE#18 – Message To Grads: Spend Nine Minutes And 29 Seconds To Make A...

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To Be Equal #18 May 6, 2021 Message To Grads: Spend Nine Minutes And 29 Seconds To Make A Difference By Marc H. Morial President and CEO National...

Death of prominent engineer leaves community shaken

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Senior Reporter syoes@afro.com For many in the family of Black American engineers, Lashun Massey was a shining example of excellence in her field....

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Carl Murphy’s family, one of 10 branches that form the legacy of AFRO founder John H. Murphy Sr. and his wife, Martha Howard, gathered...

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OP-ED: A Transformational President

By Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC) President Biden has completed the first 100-days milestone that has been used since Franklin Roosevelt to assess new presidents’...

‘Power of possible’ for D.C. statehood

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By Wayne Dawkins Special to the AFRO DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, the 51st U.S. state? When a bill two weeks ago passed the House Representatives after numerous...

TBE#18 – Message To Grads: Spend Nine Minutes And 29 Seconds...

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To Be Equal #18 May 6, 2021 Message To Grads: Spend Nine Minutes And 29 Seconds To Make A Difference By Marc H. Morial President and CEO National...

Commentary: Sen. Tim Scott don’t lose your soul or your way

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By Wayne Dawkins Special to the AFRO Little Anthony and the Imperials’ “Going out of my head” played on my car stereo over the weekend and...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Wrath of Man film review

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By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic “If he’s not a cop, what is he?” That’s the question of the day at Fortico Securities,...

Judge dismisses another lawsuit by Michael Jackson ‘Neverland’ accusers

By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor (NNPA Newswire) — On April 27, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark Young dismissed a lawsuit brought by...

Author and poet Kai Adia leans into community of bookstores for...

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By AFRO Staff Author and poet, Kai Adia, is honored to have her books in independent bookshops across her city of Los Angeles including the...

Migos’ Takeoff cleared of sexual assault allegations

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By Michael “Ice-Blue” Harris RollingOut Takeoff of the Migos won’t face criminal charges related to 2020 allegations of sexual battery, assault and emotional distress. The Los...

SPORTS

Former Coppin State Men’s Basketball standout Andrew Robinson signs professional contract...

BALTIMORE – Former Coppin State men’s basketball player Andrew Robinson (Takoma Park, Md./Springbrook HS) has signed a professional contract to play for the Roswell...

Student-athletes for an anti-racist society

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By Written by Kristina García and Greg Johnson It is hard being a young person in America right now, says Chaz Howard, vice president for...

Field Negro: Please don’t shut up after you dribble

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By New Pittsburgh Courier Newsroom A man walks into a bar and asks the bartender why the NBA playoffs isn’t on the big screen television....

U.S. Supreme Court sounds ready to pay student athletes

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The business of college sports, which includes millions in television contracts and sponsorships, resulting in a world of lucrative payouts for...

RELIGION

Will COVID-19 kill church attendance?

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By Ralph E. Moore Jr. Special to the AFRO Church membership has declined below 50% among American adults for the first time in the 80 years...

Funeral Notice – Dorothy Theresa Briscoe Mason

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Dorothy Theresa Briscoe Mason mother of Rev. Dr. Cleveland T. A.  Mason II, Deacon Vivian A. Glenn, Darlene Butler, Anita Mason and Eric D. Mason...

TCR Breaking News: Rev. Dr. Elaine M. Flake appointed pastor of...

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By The Christian Recorder On May 3, at the 199th Session of the New York Annual Conference, the Reverend Doctor Elaine McCollins Flake was appointed...

Bread for the World: George Floyd and the Cries of Our...

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By Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith “Momma! I’m through.” This was the cry of a mother’s child, George Floyd, during the last moments of his life as...

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