Abrams Acknowledges Loss, Plans Legal Challenge of Georgia Elections

By Bill Barrow and Kate Brumback, The Associated Press Democrat Stacey Abrams ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia's closely watched and even more closely contested race for governor Nov. 16, acknowledging Republican Brian Kemp as...

Birmingham’s New Black Officers, Court Officials Rethinking US Policing

By Jay Reeves, The Associated Press Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a Black neighborhood called “Dynamite Hill” because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and '60s. Now,...

Jennie-O Recalling Ground Turkey in Salmonella Outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennie-O Turkey recalled packages of ground turkey in a salmonella outbreak, and regulators say additional products from other companies could be named as their investigation continues. The recall was the first...

Dr. Johnetta Cole is Ready to Tackle Social Justice Issues as New President of...

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Renowned educator, leader and former president of Spellman College and Bennett College, Dr. Johnetta Cole, is enthusiastic to take on her new role as chair and seventh president of...

In Wake of Professor’s Comments, Katherine Johnson is Still Celebrated in Physics

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia For many, the words of a senior scientist who said physics “was invented and built by men,” stung. The words earlier this month of Professor Alessandro Strumia, who...

‘Social Entrepreneur’ Uses Company to Give Back

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When Emmanuel Irono moved to the United States from Nigeria in the 1980s to attend Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, he dreamed of working as a...

Povich Sports Symposium Addresses Race and Sports Issues

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, [email protected] Sports and race are constantly intersecting on all media platforms with athletes expressing their political and social views against the backdrop of patriotism. From the “shut up and dribble” comments...

Bowie State Band Suspended Indefinitely for Alleged Hazing

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The only thing missing from Bowie State’s CIAA championship celebration was its “soul” and they may not have it for quite some time.  An ongoing investigation into hazing allegations...

DC Celebrates Nikki Giovanni as She Celebrates the Greatness of Black People

By Brianna McAdoo, Staff Writer, [email protected] Dubbed “The Poet of the Black Revolution”, the legendary activist, poet and educator Nikki Giovanni received a warm welcome from the D.C. community as she shared excerpts from her new book,...

Campbell Pens Book Giving Hope To Family Caregivers

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, [email protected] Challenges in caring for loved ones with special needs can cause pressure on those who must make their lives comfortable in later years.  The needs to be met are both...

University Head Warned of Backlash if Maryland Coach Stayed

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press University of Maryland President Wallace Loh said Thursday that he told the school's governing body that "all hell will break loose" if DJ Durkin was retained as head coach of its...

Mrs. Obama says ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape Led Her to Speak Out

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Michelle Obama said she felt anxious before giving her emotional New Hampshire speech in 2016 condemning Donald Trump for bragging about sexually assaulting women in...

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