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Georgia Woman Arrested for Wig Snatching

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Anyone who has ever spent any time with a Black woman has likely heard one of the major cardinal...

White High School Tennis Players Appear to Pose as KKK Members after Losing to...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  A group of high school tennis team players in Telfair County, Ga., will be disciplined by the school superintendent after...

Denver Police Review Search of Majority-Black School Amid Angry Cries from Students

By COLLEEN SLEVIN, The Associated Press Students and staff demanded answers at a school board meeting nearly a month after officers went classroom by classroom at...

Timeline of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Romance

By The Associated Press The budding romance between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle has captivated the world. Here's how it all happened: July 2016:...

African-American Bishop Brings Human Rights Focus to Royal Wedding

By DAVID RISING, The Associated Press He's the son of an American civil rights activist and the descendant of African slaves. He condemned last year's White supremacist...

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Ensuring Communities Harmed by Marijuana Laws can Benefit from Legalization

By Rushern L. Baker, Special to the AFRO If we’re going to begin to repair the damage from the War on Drugs, we need to temporarily...

Starbucks: From Boycott to Victory

By Phillip Jackson, Special to the AFRO If Howard Shultz wasn’t the founder of Starbucks, he would have been one of the boycott protesters with...

Will Baltimore be the Next Flint, Michigan?

By Cathy Allen, Special to the AFRO Maryland elected officials might be living in a secret world, like the mythical world of Wakanda; where the...

Maryland’s Life Sentences Need to Change

By James Wells, Special to the AFRO Maryland is one of three states that require the governor’s signature before men/women serving life sentences can be...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Lee’s `BlacKkKlansman’ Wins at Cannes

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] For the first time in his storied career, filmmaker Spike Lee captured an award at the venerable Cannes Film Festival...

Janet Jackson Shines at Billboard Music Awards

By The Associated Press The 2018 Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida,...

Oprah to Idris Elba: Celebrities Spice Up Royal Wedding

By LEANNE ITALIE, The Associated Press Winfrey seemed a tad confused about her seating assignment. Serena Williams documented her journey to St. George's Chapel on Instagram....

In Cannes, Spike Lee lambasts Trump Over White Supremacists

By The Associated Press In a passionate, expletive-ridden monologue at the Cannes Film Festival, director Spike Lee lambasted Donald Trump for the U.S. president's response...

SPORTS

New Evidence Reveals NFL Teams Viewed Kaepernick as a Starting Quarterback

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Colin Kaepernick’s lawyers have been building a collusion case against the NFL for nearly nine months now, and it looks...

Legalized Sports Betting: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk Supreme Court announced earlier in the week that wagering on college and pro spirits will now...

White High School Tennis Players Appear to Pose as KKK Members...

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  A group of high school tennis team players in Telfair County, Ga., will be disciplined by the school superintendent after...

Ex-Girlfriend of Black 49ers Linebacker Testifies She Lied about Abuse

By CHRIS BIDERMAN, The Associated Press The former girlfriend of Reuben Foster testified at a preliminary hearing May 17 that she lied to police when she...

RELIGION

Chicago Bishop Curry to Speak at Royal Wedding Ceremony

By The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace says the head of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, will speak at...

Church Organization Fights For Food Equity in the Black Community

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO In 2018, it is important to find ways to empower our communities with resources, education and economic opportunity.  Many...

James Cone, Founder of Black Liberation Theology, Dies at 79

By The Associated Press Theologian James Cone, who as a founder of Black liberation theology linked Christian faith with the struggle against racism and oppression,...

Bishop Walter Thomas Celebrates 43 Years as Pastor

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO Baltimore is known for its vibrant church community.  On any given day of the week, there is something exciting...

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