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Princeton Honors First Black Valedictorian in 274-Year History

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By AFRO Staff It took upwards of two-and-a-half centuries, finally, however, Princeton University has named the first Black valedictorian in its storied history. Nicholas Johnson, a Canadian student majoring in operations research and financial engineering, has been named valedictorian of Princeton's...

Giants DB Baker Surrenders to Police in Armed Robbery Case

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The Associated Press New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker turned himself in to police on May 16 at the Broward County Jail. Baker has been charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault...

‘Everyone Has a Story’: How Will World Remember Pandemic?

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By Sara Burnett and Regina Garcia Cano The Associated Press Artist Obi Uwakwe was driving through Chicago's empty streets, camera on his lap to document life during COVID-19, when he saw something that made him stop: a casket being carried out...

Louisiana HBCU, Baylor Med Sign Medical School Agreement

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The Associated Press A historically Black university in New Orleans has its seventh agreement to fast-track medical school acceptance for some students.  Xavier University of Louisiana and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston announced their early assurance program on May 13. It...

Poll: US Believers See Message of Change From God in Virus

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By ELANA SCHOR and HANNAH FINGERHUT, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus has prompted almost two-thirds of American believers of all faiths to feel that God is telling humanity to change how it lives, a new poll finds. While the...

Virginia Becomes 1st Southern State To Outlaw Hair Discrimination

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(Black PR Wire) -- Another state is moving in the right direction to eliminate discrimination against hair. Virginia has officially become the first southern U.S. state to ban hair discrimination based on racial identifiers including hair texture and hair...

You Can Overcome It!

By Nicky Rene Special to the AFRO On May 5, 2011, the day of celebration for my son’s dedication, I was still in recovery from having my first major surgery, and my mental health was at its worst. Weighing in at...

Ahmaud Arbery, Shot and Killed

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent Add jogging while Black to the ever-growing list of reasons African Americans continue to be shot down senselessly by armed White men, supposedly under the color of law. Twenty-five-year-old Georgia resident Ahmaud Arbery was...

How Coronavirus Affects Pregnancy

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By Black Health Matters  As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, pregnant women report concerns about how COVID-19 could affect them and their unborn babies. Current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say women should avoid contact...

Keep Natural Hair Healthy and Growing

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By Black Health Matters  As we make the transition from winter to spring, we should pay particular attention to our hair. Black Health Matters spoke to Kari Williams, trichologist and founder of Mahogany Hair Revolution Salon & Trichology Clinic in...

6 Black Patients Denied Test, Then Died From Coronavirus

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Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Federal data has already confirmed that most of the deadly victims of COVID-19 in the United States are African American. However, many news reports are failing to report that many of those who have died from...

Census 2020: You Count, So Be In That Number

By Ralph E. Moore Jr. Special to the AFRO Every 10 years every person in the United States and its territories must be counted; that’s the law. The counting has been done since the year 1790 or 24 times up to...

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