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    Charles White’s Signature Paintings Headed to N.Y.’s Museum of Modern Art

    By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO An exclusive exhibition known as “Charles White: A Retrospective” will be the first in more than 30 years to be recognized at the renowned Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)...

    Williams Argues with Chair Umpire; Osaka Wins US Open Final

    By Howard Fendrich, AP Tennis Writer Serena Williams was penalized a game for calling the chair umpire a thief during an extended argument as the U.S. Open women's final descended into chaos, with fans booing and...

    Obama, on Campaign Swing, Urges ‘Sanity in Our Politics’

    By Elliot Spagat, The Associated Press Former President Barack Obama said Sept. 8 that November midterm elections would give Americans "a chance to restore some sanity in our politics," taking another swipe at his successor as...

    Powerful Hurricane Could Be Headed to US

    The Associated Press The U.S. East Coast could be hit with a powerful hurricane next week as Tropical Storm Florence continues to strengthen as it moves toward the mainland, forecasters said Sept. 8. Florence is expected...

    Win or Lose, Kavanaugh Confirmation Fight Defines Democrats

    By Lisa Mascaro, AP Congressional Correspondent Democrats don't have the votes to block Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But their rowdy, leave-nothing-on-the-table fight during four days of Senate confirmation hearings marked a new stage in the...

    Chicago Officer Charged in Slaying of Black Teen Avoids Jail for Media Interviews

    The Associated Press A Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a Black teenager has posted $200 bond and walked out of the courthouse after being taken into custody a few hours...

    Black Girl’s Hair Extension Lawsuit Moved to Federal Court

    The Associated Press A Catholic school in Louisiana and the Archdiocese of New Orleans have moved a lawsuit regarding the school's policy forbidding hair extensions to federal court. The New Orleans Advocate reports attorneys for the...

    Black Detective on NYC Mayor’s Security Detail Cites Bias in Suit

    The Associated Press A police detective assigned to the security detail for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) has sued the city, saying he faces discrimination because he is Black. Erin Fitchett said...

    Naomi Osaka, First Japanese Woman to Reach US Open Finals, Takes on Idol Serena...

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor    Pro tennis star Naomi Osaka made history Sept. 6 when she became the first Japanese woman to advance to the championship match of the US Open. It also marked the first...

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Abandons Quest for Third term

    By The Associated Press Rahm Emanuel, whose tumultuous tenure as Chicago mayor included an infamous police shooting and a surge in violent crime, said in a surprise announcement Tuesday that he would abandon his plan...

    Pressley’s Upset Another Win for Fresh, Black Democratic Voices

    By The Associated Press Ayanna Pressley is all but assured of becoming the first Black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts, the latest example of the Democratic Party's embrace of diversity and liberal politics as...

    AP Exclusive: Franklin’s Family Says Eulogy Was Offensive

    By The Associated Press The late Aretha Franklin's family said Monday that it found an Atlanta pastor's eulogy delivered at the Queen of Soul's funeral last week to be offensive and distasteful. The eulogist, the Rev....

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