Friday, September 18, 2020

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Georgia Deputies Beat, Smother Roderick Walter

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By J.K. Schmid Special to the AFRO The Sept. 11 recording, posted on Instagram, shows a Black man, whom the Atlanta Black Star identifies as Roderick...

Activists Call Out MPD and Bowser For Policing Practices

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By AFRO Staff While the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is supposed to protect and serve District residents, Southeast resident Deon Kay was fatally shot on...

#AFROCoronavirusUpdate

PGCC’s New President Helps Feed Community On 9/11

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com Despite the campus being closed to students, Prince George’s County Community College’s new President Dr. Falecia Williams learned some...

AFRO Exclusive: Mosby on COVID-19: ‘We Have a Lot of Challenges’

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Senior Reporter syoes@afro.com As COVID-19 began to rage in America back in April, State Delegate Nick Mosby and his Legislative Black Caucus colleagues...

NATIONAL NEWS

Cash ≠ Justice: Remember Breonna By Reforming Police Institutions

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By Wayne Dawkins Special to the AFRO Say her name. The family of Breonna Taylor, the EMT and girlfriend who was shot dead in her Kentucky apartment...

First Black Woman U.S. Senator, D.C. Senator Dead at 94

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Although she was born in Columbus, Georgia, Sen. Florence Howard Pendleton (D), broke barriers and fought for justice and freedom...

Georgia Deputies Beat, Smother Roderick Walter

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By J.K. Schmid Special to the AFRO The Sept. 11 recording, posted on Instagram, shows a Black man, whom the Atlanta Black Star identifies as Roderick...

The Key to Motivating Young Voters: Young Candidates

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By Ben Jealous One of the most exciting parts of this year’s Democratic National Convention for me was the keynote speech delivered collectively by a...

BALTIMORE NEWS

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OPINION

The Battered Woman: No One Knew

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By Sandra Charite The pallbearers from the funeral home rolled her casket into the church as family and close friends proceeded behind them. Hundreds of...

The Key to Motivating Young Voters: Young Candidates

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By Ben Jealous One of the most exciting parts of this year’s Democratic National Convention for me was the keynote speech delivered collectively by a...

Letter To The Editor

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By Sheila Dempsey Dear Editor, Especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, lymphedema patients must have the medical supplies they need to safely manage their condition...

COMMENTARY: Is the Economy Rebounding?

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By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Newswire Contributor On the Friday before Labor Day, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly report, The Employment Situation. It...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Art All Night Back with Virtual Touch

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com As has been the tradition since it started in Shaw 11 years ago, Washingtonians will be treated to free art...

Black Content-Based Instagram Page Sells for $85M; Owner of Page is...

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By A.R. Shaw, Rolling Out via NNPA The owner of the Black-themed Instagram page “Daquan” has reportedly sold the brand for $85 million. However, the...

Walter Mosley to Receive Honorary National Book Award

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By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Walter Mosley is receiving an honorary National Book Award, cited for dozens of books which...

Former Record Exec Launches New Black-Owned Music Streaming Startup Deepr®

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By Kai McDaniel  These co-founders are shaking up the music tech industry. CEO Austin Webster and former Motown Records Executive Darrell Thompson have launched Deepr®,...

SPORTS

Season Kick-Off: Impressive Win By Washington

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com After the most unconventional off season in National Football League (NFL) history, the Washington Football Team opened their 2020...

Black Girl Magic: Osaka Wins!

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By AFRO Staff Naomi Osaka, 22, of Japan won her second U.S. Open title against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on Sept. 12. Before each match,...

Ravens Decimate Browns

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By Demetrius Dillard Special to the AFRO In a fairly unusual NFL season opener between the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns, quarterback Lamar Jackson fueled his...

Impressive Wins By Ravens and Washington To Open NFL Season

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com After the most unconventional offseason in National Football League history, the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Football team opened...

RELIGION

Meet the Scholar

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By AFRO Staff The Rev. Barbara Green Hope, a native of Baltimore, has been married for 45 years to Apostle Michael Hope and they have...

Black Church Assaults Continue

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Tennessee latest city to witness what some are calling intimidation tactics By Ashley Moss, Texas Metro News (via NNPA Newswire) A confederate flag was left hanging...

RCA Inspiration Celebrates the New Winner of BET’s “Sunday Best” –...

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RCA INSPIRATION CELEBRATES BET’S “SUNDAY BEST” SEASON 10 WINNER STEPHANIE SUMMERS NASHVILLE, TN (August 24, 2020) – RCA Inspiration celebrates the new winner of BET’s “Sunday...

A Young Millennial is Putting A Historic Black Radio Station Back...

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A YOUNG MILLENNIAL - PASTOR CEJAY - IS GIVING A HISTORIC RADIO STATION A NEW HEARTBEAT THAT CAN BE FELT AND HEARD NATIONALLY With the...

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