Black Community Mourns Passing of Journalist and Civil Rights Icon George E. Curry

(Updated 8/24/2016) George E. Curry was an unabashed advocate of truth--ensuring it even in the most basic word choice, punctuation, spelling--and was courageous in...

Rio Throws Final Party to Say Goodbye to 2016 Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil and the world bid farewell Sunday to the first Olympic Games in South America, a 16-day spectacle that...

Anchor Leg: Bolt Gets Gold No. 9 with Another Runaway Win

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Usain Bolt kneeled down and gave the track one final kiss, then flattened his hand, reached down and slapped...

Faithful Remake of Oscar-Winning Classic “Ben-Hur” Revisits Biblical Themes, Breakneck Chariot Race

It takes a lot of chutzpah to remake the Hollywood epic that won the most Academy Awards in history. But the reimagined “Ben-Hur” is...

Move over Bolt, Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson Already Has an Olympic Double

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Under the massive wings of Usain Bolt, Jamaica keeps producing sprinters of stunning quality. Elaine Thompson is the latest. After completing...

Four on the Floor for Simone Biles; Bolt Coasts in 200 Heat

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Simone Biles closed her Rio Olympics with more gymnastics gold. Usain Bolt breezed through another sprint as he makes...

Simone Manuel Becomes 1st African American Woman to Win Swim Gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Simone Manuel leaned her head into her hands and cried when she recognized her historic achievement. With her victory in...

Poll: Young Blacks Fear White Extremist Violence More than Violence from Foreign Extremists

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The threat of violence by people inspired by foreign extremists invokes fear in a majority of young Americans across...

Late AFRO Sports Editor Sam Lacy Inspires Sports Achievers

The legendary Afro-American Newspaper sports editor Sam Lacy was recently cited as an inspiration by some of the country's leading sports figures. Retired Washington, D.C....

‘Motown: The Musical’ Opens on Broadway, Then the Bad News

NEW YORK (AP) — Opening night of "Motown: The Musical" went very well until right after the curtain call. With the cast still buzzing...

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...

‘#AllLivesDidntMatter’ Shuts Down Black Lives Matter Detractors

A new social media hashtag that counters the at best, naïve and at worst, racist intentions of the phrase “All Lives Matter” has exploded...