NATIONAL NEWS

Michigan Official Faces Manslaughter Trial over Poisoned Flint Water

By The Associated Press A judge on Monday ordered Michigan's state health director to stand trial on involuntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of two...

In the City that Claims Him, Ben Carson Falls from Grace

By The Associated Press The portrait used to hang in the hallway, welcoming children and parents to the Archbishop Borders School in Baltimore: A smiling...

South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn Says that Democrats that Want to Win in November...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor While there’s at least a perceived growing number of Democrats who say they want to replace California Rep. Nancy...

PAC to Hold Leadership Training Focused on Black Voters

By The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — A racial justice group's political action committee plans to hold leadership training in Detroit focused on Black voters. The...

4 of the 1st Black Professors Retire After Decades at UNCA

By ALEXANDRIA BORDAS, Asheville Citizen-Times ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Four friends sat chatting inside the home of newly retired professors Dolly and Dwight Mullen. Snacks...

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OPINION

Black and Biracial Americans Wouldn’t Need to Code-Switch if We Lived...

By Chandra D.L. Waring, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) In telling the story...

Forging our National Response to the Opioid Epidemic

By Elijah Cummings On July 27, Senator Elizabeth Warren and I held a congressional Roundtable in Baltimore with Maryland Senator Ben Cardin and Congressman John...

Dems Left Us Black and Blue, So We’re Going Green

By Rev. Annie Chambers, Dr. Marvin “Doc” Cheatham, Glenn L. Ross, and Sylvia Harris The AFRO recently ran an op-ed by an author who called out the...

Making Summer Opportunities Available to All

By John B. King Jr. The summer is underway and I feel very blessed to say that after a very positive school year with great...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Virginia Native Awaits Big Break in “The Color Purple”

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Jamal James is literally waiting in the wings to take the stage in the national tour of...

Newseum to Honor Legendary Black Journalist With Statue

By TRAMON LUCAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A pioneering Black, female journalist is being honored with a statue in the nation's capital. A life-size sculpture...

Janet Jackson, Daddy Yankee Celebrate Release of New Song

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson's fans were so energetic at an event Friday for her new single that...

MTV VMAs Working to Craft Tribute for Aretha Franklin

By JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The MTV Video Music Awards plans on honoring the legacy of Aretha Franklin — they're just...

SPORTS

Is It a Good or Bad Move for ESPN To Duck...

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk Sports media conglomerate ESPN announced on Friday that it will not air the national anthem before...

I May Not Agree With Dak Prescott, But I Still Respect...

By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has been facing a firestorm since he weighed in on the controversy surrounding the...

ESPN President Says Network Won’t Air National Anthem on Monday Night...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro recently told the media that his network will not televise the National Anthem during their broadcast...

Blue Lives Matter Group Turns Down Partnership Offer from New York...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor The New York Jets recently attempted to partner up with Blue Lives Matter NYC but was turned down by the...

RELIGION

Beaumont’s Oldest Black Church Celebrating 150th Anniversary

By PHOEBE SUY, Beaumont Enterprise BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — From its beginnings in the years after the Civil War, Beaumont's oldest Black church has witnessed...

Speak to My Heart Ministries Prepares For Community Day

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO Many Baltimore communities are in need of additional resources to help make life better. Speak to My Heart Ministries, founded...

Trump Meets With Black Pastors, Draws Criticism

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO President Donald Trump recently met with  African American pastors at the White House that is supposed be...

From Ghana to Virginia, Naming Tradition Travels With Family

By MICHAEL PAUL WILLIAMS, Richmond Times-Dispatch NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A life preserver with the message "Welcome Aboard" decorates the front door, a greeting befitting...

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