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    13 Years Later, Guilty Plea in Post-Katrina Racial Shooting

    By Kevin McGill, The Associated Press A White man who fired a shotgun at three African-Americans amid the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans more than 13 years ago pleaded guilty Oct. 17 to...

    3rd Florida Ex-officer Imprisoned for Framing Black Suspects

    By The Associated Press A third ex-police officer is going to federal prison as part of a conspiracy in a small Florida city to frame Black people for crimes they did not commit. Court records show...

    Lawsuit: Teacher Shamed Student over Pledge Protest

    By The Associated Press A Connecticut teenager who says she was mocked and shamed for not standing up during the Pledge of Allegiance filed a federal lawsuit this week against her teacher and the school...

    Prosecutors: Bill Cosby’s Bid for New Trial is ‘Meritless’

    By Maryclaire Dale, The Associated Press Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sex assault case called his bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing "meritless," and asked the judge to deny him a post-trial hearing. Cosby, 81, has asked...

    Booker Stirs South Carolina Democrats in Pre-midterm Debut

    By Bill Barrow, The Associated Press Cory Booker had hundreds of Democratic activists nodding, applauding and eventually roaring — complete with a sermon-style call-and-response — as he entertained the Orangeburg County party barbecue to put the...

    White Florida Woman Calls Cops on Black Soccer Dad

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor In the latest episode of “White folks calling the calls on Black people for being Black,” a Florida woman reportedly dialed 911 to report a Black man who was coaching...

    Get Off the Bus!

    Seniors on their way to vote early in Jefferson County, Georgia were summarily dismissed from the bus they’d already boarded, Oct. 16. Before they could make their way to their intended polling place, organizer...

    Fighting Domestic Violence in the Era of #MeToo

    By Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO The meteoric rise of the #metoo movement. A controversial and agonizing supreme court confirmation process. And the continued stigma endured by survivors of domestic violence. These are just a...

    Duchess in Waiting

    Kensington Palace confirmed, Oct. 15, that the Duchess of Sussex, the former Meghan Markle, is indeed pregnant. The royal baby is expected in the Spring of 2019.

    Black Women Stand Up Against Kavanaugh

    By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO Many Black women are loud and clear on their feelings about the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh- they are absolutely not here for it. This past week, the founder and...

    Rising Drug Prices Widen Gap Between Have, Have-not Patients

    By LINDA A. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For Bridgett Snelten, changing her health insurance meant enduring wild blood sugar swings, bouts of vomiting and weight gain. The Sandy, Utah mother of two young...

    Expunging Cannabis Offenses

    By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO In the wave of marijuana legalization, the war on drugs is left in its wake.  Thousands of people remain incarcerated for cannabis convictions while non-offenders are profiting from cultivating,...

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