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Northwestern’s First All-Black MFA Directing Cohort

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By Blacknews.com Every year Northwestern University, along with other universities across the nation, brings in an MFA directing cohort of one to three people, and many talented hopefuls apply for these positions. Getting accepted into an MFA directing program is...

NAACP Working To Move Headquarters To Nation’s Capital

By Associated Press The NAACP is working with the District of Columbia to move its headquarters from Baltimore to Washington, the civil rights organization and Mayor Muriel Bowser announced June 29. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)...
Booker T. Washington

From The Publisher: We.Are.Still.Here

“December 23, 1909  My dear Mr. Murphy: I have just read your very generous editorial bearing upon my new book, “The Story of the Negro.” I thank you for all that you have said.  If the spirit moves you at some time,...

REMEMBERING

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It is our sacred duty to remember these and many others who have lost their lives in volatile interactions with police officers. Not only to remember, but to also call their names from time to time and tell the...

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

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By Frederick Douglass Excerpted from his speech delivered before the Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Society, July 5, 1852 in Rochester, N.Y. Fellow-citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here to-day? What have I, or those...

BREAKING NEWS! Historic $40 Million Endowment For Memphis HBCU

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A Memphis-based, Historically Black College Receives Largest Beneficial Gift in the School’s 158-Year History LeMoyne-Owen College is named the beneficiary of a $40 Million Endowment at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis Memphis, Tenn .—LeMoyne-Owen College, the only Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in...

Unintentional Martyr: How George Floyd’s Death Revolutionized the BLM Movement

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com In musings with my mother, current Episcopal Diocese of Washington Canon to the Ordinary (Bishop) and former Canon for Multicultural Affairs and Justice the Rev. Paula Clark, this reporter called George Floyd a “martyr.”  Clark,...

Black America Still Feels the Noose

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com With countless examples of police brutality and killings, continued systemic racism and symbols of segregation being toppled and challenged by demonstrators around the United States, the opposition, angst and concern for Black lives continues...

THE RUN DOWN – August Alsina and Jada Pinkett Smith

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By AFRO.COM / BE INSPIRED GLOBAL Host Micha Green touches on the murky relationship between August Alsina and Jada Pinkett Smith and the trending stories in this weeks AFRO American Newspaper.

9-Year Old Black Boy Launches Talk Show

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Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) -- Who says you can't be a kid and have your own talk show? No one does! That is why Atlanta native, 9-year old bestselling author Nicholas Buamah, can now add talk show host to the...

20-Year Black CEO, Custom Wigs and Extensions

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20-YEAR OLD BLACK COSMETOLOGIST AND HAIR LOSS SPECIALIST’S CUSTOM WIGS AND EXTENSIONS HELPING WOMEN LOOK AND FEEL THEIR BEST DURING PANDEMIC Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- The pandemic has left millions of women trying to figure out home remedies for styling, adding...

Karens, Beckys & Chads: White People Who Intend To Cause Harm to Black...

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com The undefeated Internet has blessed pop culture with naming White women, particularly White women freaking out on people of color, “Karens.” The equally undefeated Beyoncé has gifted the world with calling sneaky White women “Becky...

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