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AP Interview: Dem Leader Won’t Wait on Presidential Nominee

By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — New state Democratic Party Chairwoman Lavora Barnes said the party will not repeat mistakes that possibly...

Michelle Obama’s Grammy Appearance Did Not Impress Mom

By The Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — It appears Michelle Obama received a reality check from her mom following her appearance at the Grammys. The former...

Donald Glover Gets 5 Nominations for NAACP Image Awards

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Coming off a big night at the Grammys, Donald Glover and his alter-ego Childish Gambino...

Fairfax Accuser Speaks Out on Abuse at Stanford #MeToo Panel

By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — A college professor avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia's lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her,...

Lawsuit Means Chicago Obama Library Plan No Sure Thing

By MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Odds may still favor the eventual construction of former President Barack Obama's $500 million museum...

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A Matter of Death or Life

Submitted to the AFRO by Congressman Elijah Cummings  On January 29, during the first hearing of 2019 for our House Committee on Oversight and Reform,...

Blackface Resurfaces, What are we Gonna’ do?

Written by Dr. David Wilson, Originally Published Nov. 12, 2001 The recent racial controversy following Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam’s refusal to resign after the resurfacing of...

A Call for Racial Justice and Anti-Racism at the UMSSW

Submitted to the AFRO by a Member of the University of Maryland School of Social Work We are members of the University of Maryland School...

COMMENTARY: Our Planet is Melting. Who Cares?

By Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Newswire Contributor The Right Reverend William Barber has revived Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign. He has reminded us...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

21 Savage ‘Wasn’t Hiding’ Being British, Feared Deportation

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage said in an interview aired Friday that he didn't talk about his British...

Donald Glover Gets 5 Nominations for NAACP Image Awards

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Coming off a big night at the Grammys, Donald Glover and his alter-ego Childish Gambino...

Avenatti Says he has New Video Evidence Against R. Kelly

By SARA BURNETT, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday that he has given Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of R&B star...

Chicago Police, Fox Dispute Reports About Smollett Attack

By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say local media reports that allege the attack against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was a...

SPORTS

DMV HBCU Report

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Sometimes there’s a change in scenery or the need for something other than home cooking that can be...

Morgan Hires Wheatley But Is It For the Long Term

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] When announcing former NFL running back Tyrone Wheatley as their new head football coach, Morgan State pushed all the...

Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament Begins in Fort Washington

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Maryland’s National Golden Gloves boxing champions reads like a who’s who list of Hall of Fame talent that has...

Aqua Volleyball Open Play Launches Goombay’s Spring Season

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Goombay, the recreational, outdoor adventure and team sports company which targets urban professionals who feel the need to scratch...

RELIGION

Pastor of Ray of Hope Baptist Church Dies

By AFRO Staff The Rev. Charles M. Franklin Jr., pastor of Ray of Hope Baptist Church in Northeast Baltimore, died of a heart attack at...

Morning Star Baptist Hosts Black Business Expo

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO Black History Month is an ideal time to support our community businesses.  On Feb. 23 and Feb. 24, Morning...

Efforts to Build National Cathedral of Ghana Underway

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Hundreds of guests gathered in gowns and tuxedos or traditional West African garb for the official, presidential launch to...

Woman Acquitted of Blasphemy Still Can’t Leave Pakistan

By KATHY GANNON ,  Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has been...

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