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    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,”...

    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...

    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...

    Black Panthers Call for Firing of Wisconsin Police Officer

    The Associated Press WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — The Original Black Panthers of Milwaukee are calling for the firing of a Wisconsin police officer after a video surfaced showing an officer punching a teen outside a...

    White Woman Cries ‘Racism’ After Controversial Graduation Picture

    By Kamau High, AFRO Managing Editor, [email protected] A recent Kent State University graduate is claiming that she is a victim of racism after a photo of her posing with an AR-10 gun on campus went viral. Kaitlin...

    Inside MPD’s Efforts to Teach Cops Black History

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Words matter and are not to be taken lightly, University of the District of Columbia Professor Bernard “Bernie” Demczuk told nearly two dozen Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) recruits...

    Trump Wants to Talk Race with Kaepernick at White House Summit

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor President Donald Trump wants Colin Kaepernick to attend a summer summit at the White House to discuss race, according to People.com. Darrell Scott, a Cleveland-based pastor and adviser to the president,...

    Greeks Raise Funds for Delta Member Killed at Waffle House

    By AFRO Staff DeEbony Groves, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, was set to graduate from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee next month. Instead she and three other people were gunned down over the...

    Mysterious Black Woman from a Photo with All Male Scientists in 1971, Finally Revealed

    Illustrator Candace Jean Andersen was busy researching orcas for a children’s book when she came across a photo that stopped her in her tracks. Andersen found an article and corresponding photo of a group of...

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