NATIONAL NEWS

Bucks’ Sterling Brown Sues Milwaukee Over Stun-Gun Arrest

By The Associated Press Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown filed a lawsuit June 19 against the city of Milwaukee and its police department, claiming unlawful...

Protesters Burn Mississippi flag, Say it Symbolizes Racism

By The Associated Press A group of about 30 demonstrators on June 18 burned a Mississippi state flag, saying it symbolizes the racism at the...

Here’s What Obama’s Reading Lately

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Donald Trump, the current resident of the White House is allegedly loathe to read anything; the polar opposite of his...

3 Democrats Look to Make History in Wisconsin Race

By The Associated Press Mahlon Mitchell likes to remind voters while campaigning that they can make history by electing him Wisconsin's first Black governor. Meanwhile,...

New Organization that Honors Black Firefighters to Open

By The Associated Press A new organization to promote, remember and protect African American firefighters and emergency workers is opening its doors on the Chicago's...

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Juneteenth: Freedom’s Promise Still Denied to Blacks Unable to Make Bail

By Matthew Larson June 19 marks Juneteenth, a celebration of the de facto end of slavery in the United States. For hundreds of thousands of African-Americans...

Despite Misleading Attacks, the Choice is Clear: Re-elect Mosby

By AFRO Editorial Staff Early voting in Maryland begins June 14 and Baltimore is faced with one of its most critical elections in many years,...

Reflections from Honorable Black Fathers Amid Dishonorable Myths

By Kevin Daniels, Lawrence Jackson and Paul Archibald Over fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson designated through an executive order the third Sunday in...

Time to Stop White House Championship Visits

By Matthew Ritchie, Special to the AFRO The Philadelphia Eagles were the latest team to not visit the White House to celebrate their championship victory....

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

On a Big Night for ‘Panther,’ Boseman Honors Real-Life Hero

By The Associated Press The MTV Movie & TV Awards gave "Black Panther" its first taste of awards glory, with Marvel's blockbuster taking home four...

Outpouring of Love for Slain Rapper XXXTentacion

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] 20-year-old rapper, Jahseh Onfroy, better known as XXXTentacion was fatally shot leaving a motorcycle dealership in Fort Lauderdale, Florida...

R. Kelly’s Ex-Wife, Andrea Kelly, Tearfully Talks Singer’s Alleged Abuse

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Grammy winning singer R. Kelly has been under increased scrutiny after news of an alleged, potentially abusive, sex cult...

New Book Explores Black Christian Experience in White Churches

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Being pregnant is hard enough for any woman. Trying to write a book while you’re pregnant can feel positively...

SPORTS

Funeral For UM Football Player McNair Wednesday

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] The viewing for Jordan McNair, whose promising collegiate football career at the University of Maryland was cut short when he...

Players Association Tries to Overturn NFL’s New Kneeling Rule

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] The NFL Players Association has hired several law firms in attempt of challenging the league’s new policy that will prevent...

Capitals, Ovechkin Bring Stanley Cup to Southeast D.C. for Black Youths...

By Dion Johnson, Special to the AFRO Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonis and Capitals star captain Alex Ovechkin capped what has become the most legendary team,...

Former NFL Star Kellen Winslow Jr. Charged as Alleged Serial Rapist

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  Former star NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. recently appeared in a San Diego court on charges that could send...

RELIGION

Black Religious Leaders Criticize Sessions’ Use of Scripture to Justify Separation...

By TRAMON LUCAS, The Associated Press Several prominent members of the Black clergy on June 15 criticized United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions for using the Bible...

New Book Explores Black Christian Experience in White Churches

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Being pregnant is hard enough for any woman. Trying to write a book while you’re pregnant can feel positively...

Ward 8 Faith Leaders Seek to Eradicate Gun Violence

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] A group of religious leaders in Ward 8 want to be proactive in putting a stop to violence in...

1st Muslim in Congress Wants to Take on Trump in Court

By KYLE POTTER, Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress and a top official with...

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