Trump Praises Black Capitol Hill Officers for Saving Republicans’ Lives

President Donald Trump and other prominent Republicans are hailing two Black Capitol Hill police officers as heroes after the officers risked their lives to...

Tracy K. Smith: The New Poet Laureate

The Library of Congress announced the selection of a new poet laureate, June 14. Tracy K. Smith, 45, a graduate of Harvard University (A.B.) and...

Portraits Emerge of Officers Hailed as Heroes at Shooting

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of the U.S. Capitol Police officers injured while defending members of Congress during a shooting at a baseball field...

HBCU Plaintiffs Present Powerful Closing Arguments in Equity Lawsuit against State of Maryland

Challenge State’s Meager Attempts to Provide Viable Solutions to Address Racist Practices (Updated 06/16/2017) - Lawyers representing students and alumni from Maryland’s four HBCU’s ended...

Congressional Democrats Add to Lawsuits Against Trump

Democratic lawmakers are suing President Donald Trump over foreign money flowing into his global business empire. Almost 200 senators and representatives are plaintiffs in a...

Can Black Lives Matter Be Sued? Federal Judge to Decide

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Black Lives Matter is a movement, not an organization that can be sued by a Louisiana police officer who...

New Era of Hate Crimes Appears in the U.S.

The idea of racial hatred and violence against people of color for millions of Americans were believed to be vestiges of a tragic era...

Was the Richard Collins UMD Murder a Hate Crime?

In the wake of the fatal stabbing of, Richard Collins III, a Black student on the College Park campus of the University of Maryland,...

Mixed Couple Fight for Right to Live Together

Fifty years ago on June 12 the Supreme Court ruled that laws banned interracial marriage were unconstitutional. In 1966 the AFRO covered the case...

Michigan Health Chief, 4 Others Charged with Manslaughter in Flint

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Five people, including the head of Michigan's health department, were charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter in an investigation of Flint's...

Rifle-wielding Gunman Wounds Lawmaker, then Killed by Police

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise...

AP FACT CHECK: Pence’s Obamacare ‘Death Spiral’ Chart

WASHINGTON (AP) — Charts don't always tell the full story, any more than politicians do. Vice President Mike Pence used one Tuesday when telling federal...