NATIONAL NEWS

Ernest Withers: Undercover Agent for FBI or Forced to Be a Spy?

By Sybil C. Mitchell, The New Tri-State Defender On the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s actual birthday (Jan. 15), allegations of counterintelligence versus...

MLK-Themed Study Reveals States with the Most Racial Progress

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia With Martin Luther King Jr. Day around the corner and 58 percent of Americans saying increased diversity makes...

MLK Holiday Represents Big Moment for 2020 Democrats

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer Monday's observance of what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 90th birthday is emerging as an important...

Judge Voids Alabama Law Protecting Confederate Monuments

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A judge has overturned an Alabama law meant to prevent the removal of Confederate monuments from...

Chicago Awaits 2 Historic Hearings in Fatal Police Shooting

By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers will learn this week whether a judge thinks they lied about the 2014...

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OPINION

COMMENTARY: Tennessee’s Distorted Moral Narrative and Commitment to Voter Suppression

By Dr. Earle J. Fisher, The New Tri-State Defender On Tuesday morning, January 8, 2019, hundreds of lawmakers made pledges and took oaths evoking themes...

Realizing Dr. King’s Dream for America in our Time

Submitted by Congressman Elijah Cummings Next Monday, Americans of conscience will once again come together to reaffirm our commitment to the legacy of Dr. Martin...

Remembering Dr. King and ‘The Other America’

Submitted by Charlene Crowell Once again on the third Monday in January, much of the nation will mark the anniversary of the death of the...

The Trump Shut Down Rolls On

By Steve Cole Let’s imagine the unimaginable. The partial U.S. government shutdown, now a record at nearly a month long, continues for another month, maybe...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Still Unsolved: The Cold Cases of Biggie, Tupac and Jam Master...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Little did Tupac Shakur know, as he left a heavyweight boxing match in Las Vegas on Sept. 7,...

Grammys Performers: Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at...

Former Ballerina’s Project Expands Perception of Black Womanhood

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Aesha Ash had already been retired from dancing for several years when the image flashed across the television...

RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone; I hope all is well with you. I try very hard to bring you a smile,...

SPORTS

CIAA Tournament is Bigger Than Basketball For Baltimore To Profit

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] In the interest of full disclosure, yours truly has been the national radio voice of the CIAA championships for eight...

DMV HBCU Report

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] BOWIE STATE MEN AND WOMEN ROUNDING INTO FORM Bowie State finds itself creeping up the CIAA standings after winning their fifth...

Steve Harvey To Host NFL Honors When AP Awards Are Announced

By The Associated Press TV personality Steve Harvey will host the NFL Honors show on Feb. 2, when The Associated Press hands out its individual...

Super Bowl Planners: Shutdown Brings ‘Uncharted Territory’

By JEFF MARTIN,  Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — A day after travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in snail-speed security lines at the world's busiest airport,...

RELIGION

Celebrating Dr. King’s Legacy

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO In January, we pause and take a moment to reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ...

Baltimore Church Leaders Handing Over Files Amid Abuse Probe

By DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — The Catholic archdiocese in Baltimore has delivered over 50,000 internal files to Maryland's top law enforcement official amid...

Pastor Shot To Death While Unlocking Mississippi Church

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A pastor in Mississippi's capital city was shot to death while unlocking his small church for worship services, and his...

In 2019 Plan for Success!

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO 2019 is here and you are alive to see it. Taking time to look over the successes and failures...

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS


Rihanna refused to perform for the 2019 SuperBowl Halftime show. Cardi B quickly joined her in support of Colin Kaepernick’s taking a knee to bring attention to rampant police brutality in this country. Should the protest affect SuperBowl entertainment, or is that taking it too far?
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