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    My Brother’s Keeper Looks to Live on After Obama

    President Obama has seven months left in office. One of the leaders of one of his key initiatives is hard at work ensuring the president’s legacy will continue after he leaves the White House. Obama...

    Omarosa Shocks, Angers Some NNPA Publishers as She Walks Out of ‘Black Press Week’...

    (TriceEdneyWire.com) - Omarosa Manigault, President Donald Trump's director of communications for public liaison, walked out of a breakfast meeting she had requested to attend, hosted by the National Newspaper Publishers Association last week after...

    NFL Legend Jim Brown Says He Wouldn’t Sign Kaepernick

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Jim Brown recently said that if he was a general manager of an NFL team that he wouldn’t sign Colin Kaepernick. Brown, a former Pro Football Hall of Famer for the...

    Minister Farrakhan Did Not Accept Jesus Christ

    International speculation abounds over an 88 second video of Louis Farrakhan, Sr., the longtime face of the Nation of Islam, uploaded to his official Facebook page on Aug. 22. “I know that my Redeemer liveth,”...

    Club Owner Apologizes After Calling Police on Black Women Golfers

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Five Black women out for a round of golf at a club in the midst of what some describe as “Trump country,” claim they were discriminated against by White members...

    Lynching Memorial and Museum in Alabama Draw Crowds, Tears

    By BETH J. HARPAZ, AP Travel Editor Tears and expressions of grief met the opening of the nation's first memorial to the victims of lynching April 26 in Alabama. Hundreds lined up in the rain to get...

    Recy Taylor, Alabama Black Woman Raped by 6 White Men in 1944, Dies at...

    ABBEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Recy Taylor, a Black Alabama woman whose rape by six White men in 1944 drew national attention, has died. She was 97. Taylor's brother Robert Corbett says she died in her...

    Who are Those MLK Family Members Expressing Support for Trump?

    Members of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s extended family came out in support of President Trump this week, on the national day of recognition for the civil rights leader. Isaac Newton Farris Jr. and...

    Community Sends Wisdom Wishes for President’s Birthday

    President Barack Obama joined the 50-and-over club on Aug. 4, reaching a milestone that often brings wisdom with age. “Once you get to 50, you realize what is really important and what is not,” said...

    Cleveland Browns Star Myles Garrett Says If Black People Get to Say “N*gga,” White...

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  Cleveland Browns star Myles Garrett recently said publicly that if Black people get to use the N-word, White people should be able to use the term, too. Garrett, a 22-year-old defensive end...

    Trump Meets With Black Pastors, Draws Criticism

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO President Donald Trump recently met with  African American pastors at the White House that is supposed be part of a larger effort to  build relationships and craft...

    Baltimore Funeral Director Recalls Laying to Rest ‘A Queen’

    By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Carlton C. Douglass knew he was going to be a part of Aretha Franklin’s August 31 funeral immediately. “Almost the day that she passed away,” the Baltimore radio personality...

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