North Carolina Marks Record Number of Black Female Police Chiefs

Six Black women in North Carolina have smashed the glass ceiling in law enforcement by becoming police chief of their respective departments, the highest...

“Hidden Figures” Author Begins Work on New Book at AFRO Headquarters

Margot Shetterly, author of the best-selling book “Hidden Figures,” about Black women who were integral to the success of NASA’s space program in the...

Black Republican Senator Tim Scott Suggests Trump Be More Careful on...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's lone Black Republican urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to avoid inflammatory racial rhetoric such as his statement blaming...

Sloane Stephens Tops Madison Keys in US Open Final for 1st...

NEW YORK (AP) — Sloane Stephens dominated a shaky Madison Keys in the U.S. Open final and won 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday to earn...

Comedian, Civil Rights Icon Dick Gregory Dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread...

Black Community Mourns Passing of Journalist and Civil Rights Icon George...

(Updated 8/24/2016) George E. Curry was an unabashed advocate of truth--ensuring it even in the most basic word choice, punctuation, spelling--and was courageous in...

Nielsen-Essence Survey: Black Consumers Rank AFRO No. 1 Among Country’s Black...

The AFRO-American Newspapers is considered the No. 1 African-American newspaper among Black consumers nationwide, according to the results of a survey released this week. Nielsen,...
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