Home National News

National News

    Maryland Celebrates Being First in Emancipation Jubilee!

    On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.” Knowing it was a pivotal moment...

    Trump Disbands Voter Fraud Commission

    After a battle to prove his popularity in the United States, President Trump recently dismantled a voter fraud commission that he instituted to prove he not only won the Electoral College vote during the...

    Official: 27 Dead, Including 20 Children, In Conn. School Shooting

    A man opened fire Dec.14 inside two classrooms at the Connecticut elementary school where his mother worked as a teacher, killing 26 people, including 20 children, as youngsters cowered in corners and closets and...

    Obama Delivers Passionate Race Lecture in Eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama delivered a passionate discourse on America's racial history Friday in his eulogy for a state senator and pastor, slain along with eight other black churchgoers in what...

    Remarks of President Barack Obama At a Memorial Service for the Victims of...

    To the families of those we’ve lost; to all who called them friends; to the students of this university, the public servants gathered tonight, and the people of Tucson and Arizona: I have come...

    Former Trailblazing S.C. Legislator Found Dead

    Juanita Goggins, the first Black woman elected to the South Carolina Legislature, was found dead in her home in early March after she apparently froze to death. She was 75. Goggins, who had become a...

    Allison Davis: Forgotten Black Scholar Studied – and Faced – Structural Racism in 1940s...

    (THE CONVERSATION) When Black historian Carter G. Woodson founded Negro History Week in 1926 (expanded to Black History Month in 1976), the prevailing sentiment was that Black people had no history. They were little...

    Flint Residents Warned of Lead Above Filter Grade

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Flint residents were warned Friday that water samples from more than two dozen city locations have higher lead levels than filters can handle and that further tests are recommended. Dr....

    Ga. Execution Leaves Debate over Guilt Unresolved

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's execution of Troy Davis for the murder of an off-duty police officer has done little to resolve the debate over his guilt that captured the attention of thousands worldwide, including...

    Officer Acquitted in Baltimore Police Custody Death Case

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge acquitted a Baltimore police officer of manslaughter and other charges Monday in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who was critically injured in a police transport van. It...

    CBC Spotlights Chronic Unemployment

    On March 17, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) held a hearing to discuss the alarming unemployment rates among African Americans.  Many in the hearing said there is funding out there, it’s just not getting...

    Supreme Court Voids Overall Campaign Donor Limits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court further loosened the reins on political giving Wednesday, ruling that big campaign donors can dole out money to as many candidates and political committees as they want as...

    AFRO BRIEFS