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    Dems Rising Star Talks Race, Political Power in U.S.

    By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO  Anyone watching President Trump’s State of the Union address who didn’t know of Stacey Abrams does now.  Abrams delivered the Democratic rebuttal to the president’s speech. The Democrats’ selection...

    Black Male Journalists Speak

    By Tiffany C. Ginyard, AFRO Managing Editor, [email protected] This week, the AFRO concludes its special Black History Month coverage “Honoring the Black Press: Past and Future.” In week one, we recognized the legacy of the Black Press over...

    Free Black Futures

    Black D.C. advocacy organizations such as Black Lives Matter D.C. and Black Youth Project 100 D.C. organized an antiPresidents Day rally to protest local and federal officials in Washington, D.C.

    Goodbye to ‘Baltimore’s First Lady of Jazz

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Over the course of seven decades Ethel Ennis, the pride of West Baltimore, shared her God-given gift, which was her luminous, cogent voice. But, her sparkling character and generous spirit...

    Lisa Borders Steps Down as Head of Time’s Up Organization

    By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lisa Borders says she has resigned as president and CEO of Time's Up, the gender equality initiative formed last year in response to sexual misconduct allegations in...

    NNPA President Talks Black History, Diversity During Fireside Chat with Volkswagen

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The history of Black people long pre-dates the indignity of slavery. “Our history didn’t begin in slavery,” said National Newspaper Publishers Association President Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. “We...

    Prada Announces Diversity Council After Blackface Outrage

    By The Associated Press MILAN (AP) — Italian brand Prada said it is forming a diversity council to "elevate voices of color within the company and fashion industry at large," a move that follows accusations...

    Allred Contacted Authorities About R Kelly Tape

    By MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Gloria Allred told The Associated Press Friday she has contacted law enforcement about concerns one of her clients may be the person in a...

    Black Virginia Voters Feel Betrayed, Left in No-Win Scenario

    By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Eva Siakam's choice to campaign for Ralph Northam in 2017 was a simple one: He was a Democrat and endorsed by Barack Obama, America's first...

    Northam Postpones Black History Month Reception Amid Fallout

    By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's administration has postponed a reception to celebrate Black History Month as the governor continues to deal with the fallout from a racist yearbook...

    Vermont Official Urges Police Review After Racism Case

    By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town, at the urging of the state attorney general, is looking for an outside expert to review the police department's practices following its handling...

    1 of Houston-Area ‘Black Girl Magic’ Judges Dies

    By JAMIE STENGLE, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — One of the 17 Black women elected as Houston-area judges last year as part of a "Black Girl Magic" campaign has died at age 57. Judge Cassandra Hollemon's...
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