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Report: Till slaying still being investigated 65 years later

By Jay Reeves The Associated Press The Justice Department is continuing its investigation into the killing of Emmett Till, the Black teenager whose slaying 65 years...

Activists demand federal charges and DOJ investigation as 5-year anniversary of...

By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO Family members of Korryn Gaines, a Baltimore County woman shot by police in 2016, are still demanding justice and...

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#WordInBlack: Delta Variant Driving Explosion of New COVID-19 Cases

This post was originally published on The Washington Informer Covid-19 deaths in predominately white communities have continued to rise at dramatic rates, providing a glimpse into just how...

#WordinBlack: Navigating Vaccines in Middle Schools

by Maya Pottiger and Word in Black In a surprising announcement last week, the CDC released new mask guidelines for schools that allow vaccinated students to opt...


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AME Zion Bishop Staccato Powell found guilty, disrobed

A core principle of Methodism is accountability. No position, regardless of prominence, is beyond this proposition. Our Discipline states; “A Bishop is consecrated for...

The National Civil Rights Museum Celebrates 30-Year Milestone

Memphis, TN, July 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Thirty years ago, the National Civil Rights Museum became the first museum of its kind to...

Condoleezza Rice, Valerie Jarrett, Steph Curry, Zaila Avant-Garde talk education on One Million Black...

By Nadine Matthews Special to the AFRO “Talent is ubiquitous, opportunity is not,” announced former President Obama’s Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett at a recent virtual listening...

#SecuringtheBag: The AFRO speaks to U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Goldman Sachs CEO David...

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Department of Education Releases $600 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Students Experiencing...

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) today released nearly $600 million in funding under the American Rescue Plan Act’s Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-HCY)...

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Critical race theory, aliens and domestic pranksters

By Wayne Dawkins Special to the AFRO Thirty years ago, there was an HBO movie titled “Comic Slop” that included a wicked segment, “Space Traders.” Aliens...

Pandemic problems of food insecurity are not over

By Dr. John E. Warren Publisher, The San Diego Voice & Viewpoint There are still families and individuals in our community who do not have enough...

Board of Appeals stops Red Maple Place

Will Schwarz President, Maryland Lynching Memorial Project Special to the AFRO I am writing to tell you about an important development in the ongoing saga of the proposed...

Unwavering Cuban resilience despite human rights violations by Cuban and U.S....

DaQuan Lawrence Special to the AFRO Thousands of Cuban citizens rallied, July 11, in cities across the island, including Havana, Holguin Province and Santiago de Cuba,...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Leon Bridges shares his evolution to ‘Gold-Diggers Sound’

By Ragan Clark The Associated Press "Gold-Diggers Sound" is an apropos name for the third studio album of an artist who struck it rich six years...

Snake Eyes

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic Snake Eyes is a welcomed opportunity to see a cast of talented Asian actors dazzle. Even in an...

Biz Markie, rap icon, dead at 57

Rapper, singer, DJ and producer “Biz Markie” has died. He was 57. Born Marcel Theo Hall on April 8, 1964 in Harlem, the music icon...

‘Stuck With You’ creator Patricia Jones gained success by investing in...

By Nadine Matthews Special to the AFRO Prolific theater, film and television writer Patricia Jones felt the presence of God when she went to see her...

SPORTS

Denied ticket over COVID, Guinean Olympian clings to dream

By Gerald Imray, Boubacar Diallo and Trisha Thomas Associated Press CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Fatoumata Yarie Camara is used to being thrown to the ground and...

#AFROCoversOlympics: USA basketball clinches bounce-back win, boxer Duke Regan aims to...

By Demetrius Dillard Special to the AFRO The United States men’s basketball team rebounded from an upset loss to France in the Olympic opener and obliterated...

BCPS fall athletics season to begin Aug. 11

Baltimore County Public School students are encouraged to register for upcoming high school sports season. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli, File)Towson, MD – The fall sports...

Tokyo Olympics Roundup: Biles withdraws from competition, Lydia Jacoby leads the...

By Demetrius Dillard Special to the AFRO Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles left the team final due to a medical issue, according to USA Gymnastics, on...

RELIGION

AME Zion Bishop Staccato Powell found guilty, disrobed

A core principle of Methodism is accountability. No position, regardless of prominence, is beyond this proposition. Our Discipline states; “A Bishop is consecrated for...

The Washington D.C. Temple Open House and Rededication Will Take Place...

Special to the AFRO   The open house, youth devotional and rededication of the Washington D.C. Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

Set The Captives Free Outreach Center: Stepping up during the shutdown

  By Jannette J. Witmyer Special to the AFRO After navigating a year of separation imposed by the COVID-19 shutdown, Set The Captives Free Outreach Center (STCF)...

Tulsa pastor gives ‘reparations’ to massacre survivors, calls on churches to...

By Leonardo Blair, Christian Post Reporter Transformation Church Pastor Michael Todd in Bixby, Oklahoma, called on churches across America to take the lead on the issue...

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#SecuringtheBag: Baltimore’s hackers show old school is new school in delivering...

PK Semler Special to The Afro Baltimore’s Hackers – the informal network of neighborhood drivers that serve seniors and others stranded in the city’s notorious food...

#SecuringtheBag: Arabbers fill food void in Baltimore

By PK Semler Special to The AFRO Baltimore’s iconic arabbers, a multigenerational group of city natives who use horse drawn carts to bring fresh produce and...

#SecuringTheBag: Baltimore food deserts can become opportunities

By PK Semler Special to the AFRO Nothing better defines the disparities of urban America than the rowhouses of Baltimore encircled by food deserts as their neighborhoods...

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