NATIONAL NEWS

Louisiana: Coroner Rules Museum Founder’s Death A Homicide

By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press The founder of Baton Rouge's African American history museum died of suffocation and her death was a homicide, a coroner...

Timeline of Key Events in Eric Garner Chokehold Death

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced July 16 they will not bring civil rights charges against New York City Police...

RELEASE: Cummings Statement Condemning President’s Racist Remarks Against House Colleagues

Cummings Statement Condemning President’s Racist Remarks Against House Colleagues Washington, DC (July 16, 2019) -- Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) submitted the following statement...

4 Democratic Women of Color Slam Trump for ‘Bigoted Remarks’

By ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN, and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of widespread censure, President Donald Trump escalated his...

Trump Levels Racist Attack on Congresswomen of Color in Latest Social Media Screed

By Lauren Victory Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor President Donald Trump went on a racist screed on Twitter and attacked Democratic congresswomen of color and their...

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VIOLENCE AROUND THE MORGAN CAMPUS: A REQUEST FOR A SUMMIT

Office of the President July 12, 2019 The Honorable Bernard C. "Jack" Young Mayor, City of Baltimore 250 City Hall, 100 N. Holliday Street Baltimore, MD 21202 Commissioner Michael Harrison Baltimore...

A Time for Action to Save Lives

By Congressman Elijah Cummings On June 19, our House Oversight and Reform Committee held its third hearing of 2019 on the adequacy of the federal...

Letters To The Editor

By Marie-Louise Murville Dear Editor, In 1776, Thomas Jefferson declared of King George, "He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the...

A Vision of Dignified Work for African Peoples 

By Rev. Angelique Walker-Smith Juneteenth, celebrated last month, is known as Independence Day for many people of African descent who are children of enslaved African...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Congressman, Celebs Push for A$AP Rocky’s Release From Jail

By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Following an outcry from celebrities and a Change.org petition with half a million signatures, U.S....

Diddy’s ‘Making the Band’ Officially Coming Back to TV

NEW YORK (AP) — Diddy's "Making the Band" is officially coming back to TV. The music mogul announced Monday that the hit series, where he discovered...

Young ‘Lion King’ Actors Had Beyoncé-Size Shoes To Fill

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The pressure was on for young actors Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD McCrary when...

R. Kelly Arrested Again in Chicago on Federal Sex Charges

By The Associated Press Singer R. Kelly, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, was arrested in Chicago July 11 on a federal...

SPORTS

Washington Cornerback Josh Norman Leaps over Bulls in Spain

By AFRO Staff It is the challenge of a lifetime: Running with the bulls at the annual San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain. Washington NFL team...

Serena Williams Loses Her 3rd Consecutive Grand Slam Final

By Howard Fendrich, AP Tennis Writer The Centre Court crowd kept roaring whenever Serena Williams would win a point in the Wimbledon final, seemingly trying to...

Man Charged in Shooting of Giants Draft Pick and Teammate

By The Associated Press An 18-year-old Kansas man has been charged in the April attack that wounded New York Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine and...

Goombay Spring Kickball Championship Sunday Is Soggy One

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] As twilight gave way to nightfall at the end of the holiday weekend, Goombay’s coed spring kickball league drew...

RELIGION

Celebrating a ‘Hart’ Filled with Life and Love

By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, Special to the AFRO When family and friends gather July 17 to celebrate the life that blessed them so much, they’ll...

From The Soil To The Sanctuary In An East Baltimore Community 

By Jamesia Downer, AFRO Intern Pleasant Hope Baptist Church hosts its monthly Soil To Sanctuary Community Market as apart of its membership with Black Church Food...

Church Ministers Through Little Library

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church/ Iglesia Episcopal San Mateo in Hyattsville, MD. is using books as a means of bringing...

Faith Community Launches Census Campaign

By Maria Morales, Special to the AFRO Faith leaders from Baltimore and around the country are gearing up for the 2020 U.S. Census with the #EveryoneCounts...

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