NATIONAL NEWS

‘Nobody’s at the Switch’ as CBS Announces Election Coverage Team Sans African Americans

Written by Stacy M. Brown, NNPA CBS News said it’s diversifying – adding a mix of women and minorities to its top staff and its...

Black Owned Banks In Danger!

By AFRO Staff African-American owned banks were established at the end of the 19th century with the opening of the Capital Saving Bank in 1888...

Soar Like an Eagle: 12 African American Teens Reach the Pinnacle of Success in...

Boy Scout Troop 242, led by Scoutmaster Dameion Crook, Sr., presented the 12 African American Eagle Scouts during the Eagle Court of Honor ceremony...

The Government Shutdown: Another Storm for Black Farmers, Cooperatives, and Southern Rural Communities

Written by NNPA Storm-weary Southern Farmers now face fresh economic fears amid a political storm which seems to have no end in sight. While there is no...

Kelly Accuser Says He Threatened To Reveal Her Sex Life

By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly wrote a letter threatening to reveal embarrassing details of a woman's sexual history if she...

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OPINION

The Trump Shut Down Rolls On

By Steve Cole Let’s imagine the unimaginable. The partial U.S. government shutdown, now a record at nearly a month long, continues for another month, maybe...

The Annual Whitewashing of Martin Luther King Jr.

Submitted By Wim Laven Every year I ask myself questions about the shameful exploitation of Martin Luther King Jr.--why do Americans love to disgrace his...

COMMENTARY: Soft-core lynching

By Bill Fletcher, Jr., NNPA Newswire Contributor I have been thinking about Jermaine Massey quite a bit since I heard about his story at the...

COMMENTARY: The Hypocrisy Surrounding the R. Kelly Debate

By Raynard Jackson, NNPA Newswire Contributor I usually don’t write about salacious issues involving sex, scandal, and other issues I consider a waste of time;...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Former Ballerina’s Project Expands Perception of Black Womanhood

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Aesha Ash had already been retired from dancing for several years when the image flashed across the television...

RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone; I hope all is well with you. I try very hard to bring you a smile,...

Coming to America Again: Eddie Murphy to Star Again in Blockbuster...

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor Eddie Murphy will once again play crown prince Akeem Joffer in a sequel to the 1988 hit movie, Coming...

Kelly Accuser Says He Threatened To Reveal Her Sex Life

By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly wrote a letter threatening to reveal embarrassing details of a woman's sexual history if she...

SPORTS

Steve Harvey To Host NFL Honors When AP Awards Are Announced

By The Associated Press TV personality Steve Harvey will host the NFL Honors show on Feb. 2, when The Associated Press hands out its individual...

Super Bowl Planners: Shutdown Brings ‘Uncharted Territory’

By JEFF MARTIN,  Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — A day after travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in snail-speed security lines at the world's busiest airport,...

Bryson Starts Youth Sports Coalition to Improve PG County Athletics

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Dr. Rick Bryson has long been an advocate for youth sports and participatory activities in Prince George’s County. Bryson...

DMV HBCU REPORT: BSU Gets Big CIAA Wins as HU Loses...

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] BOWIE STATE BOUNCES BACK FOR CIAA WIN Bowie State ended a two-game losing streak by stopping Johnson C. Smith. This was...

RELIGION

Celebrating Dr. King’s Legacy

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO In January, we pause and take a moment to reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ...

Baltimore Church Leaders Handing Over Files Amid Abuse Probe

By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — The Catholic archdiocese in Baltimore has delivered over 50,000 internal files to Maryland's top law enforcement official amid...

Pastor Shot To Death While Unlocking Mississippi Church

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A pastor in Mississippi's capital city was shot to death while unlocking his small church for worship services, and his...

In 2019 Plan for Success!

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO 2019 is here and you are alive to see it. Taking time to look over the successes and failures...

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Rihanna refused to perform for the 2019 SuperBowl Halftime show. Cardi B quickly joined her in support of Colin Kaepernick’s taking a knee to bring attention to rampant police brutality in this country. Should the protest affect SuperBowl entertainment, or is that taking it too far?
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