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    A Look at Expected Participants in Virginia Gun Rally

    By SARAH RANKIN, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State officials and U.S. hate-monitoring groups are warning about the potential for violence ahead of a gun-rights rally in Virginia that's expected to draw a mix...

    Multiracial Churches Growing, Challenge for Clergy of Color

    By ADELLE M. BANKS, Religion News Service KELLER, Texas (RNS) — For four hours at a megachurch outside of Dallas, pastors of color shared their personal stories of leading a multiethnic church. One, a lead pastor...

    Inhumane Conditions, Violence and Death Represents Everyday Life at Mississippi’s Parchman Prison

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The conditions at Mississippi’s Parchman prison makes it one of the worst detention facilities in the world, according to reform advocates and human rights organizations. Death and violence...

    Leader of St. Louis Black Police Union Says Racial Bias Real

    By JIM SALTER,  Associated Press LOUIS (AP) — The president of a predominantly Black St. Louis police union said Wednesday that the city prosecutor's lawsuit is correct in pointing out racial concerns in St. Louis,...

    Determined to Win in 2020

    By Marnita Coleman Special to AFRO Wow, can you believe how fast time is flying by? It seems as though it was just yesterday when I used to watch “The Jetsons,” a cartoon about a futuristic...

    HBCU Lawsuit: Advocates Continue Legal Fight

    By Deborah Bailey Special to the AFRO Students, alumni, friends and advocates of Maryland’s four HBCU’s have gathered in recent weeks with a new plan of action to ensure the State of Maryland complies with court...

    South Africa’s Black Farmers Fight to Enter Marijuana Market

    By Mogomotsi Magome The Associated Press Stacks of bright green cannabis plants, freshly harvested from nearby hothouses, are expertly sorted on a lab table by workers wearing hygienic gloves and caps who snip the leaves and...

    Regents Put Texas Southern University President On Leave

    By The Associated Press A historically Black college in Houston says it has placed its president on administrative leave.  The Board of Regents at Texas Southern University announced Jan. 10 that Austin A. Lane was put...

    US Employment Remains Strong, 145,000 Jobs Added in December

    By Josh Boak AP Economics Writer U.S. employers added 145,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.5 percent, signaling that the job market remains strong at the start of 2020 even if...

    Ways to Stay Fit in Winter

    By Black Health Matters Since the temperature has dropped, it’s also time to drop into those bulky sweaters, some comfort food and those television marathons. If, however, you want to finish the final month of...

    Insurance Company to Pay $20M to Settle Discrimination Suit

    By The Associated Press An insurance company has agreed to pay $20.5 million to settle claims that it discriminated against Black and female employees in Denver and Nashville, Tenn. A complaint filed by the U.S. Equal...

    Maryland Addresses Opioid Abuse During Pregnancy

    By The Associated Press Maryland’s Health Department has received $3.6 million in federal funding to address opioid use among pregnant and new mothers. The department launched the initiative, called the “Maternal Opioid Model,” this month, according...

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