NATIONAL NEWS

The ‘Roots’ of Slavery and its Lasting Effects

This is Part 6 in a Series on Slavery in America The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has launched a global news feature series on...

Airbnb Offers More than Just a Place to Stay

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia After more than a decade in business, Airbnb has gone beyond being recognized as just a worldwide accommodations...

Sen. Kamala Harris Plans Picture Book Edition of Memoir

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris, whose memoir comes out Jan. 8, isn't only writing for those of voting age. The...

Black Inmate’s Death after Run-in with Staff Ruled Homicide

By John O'Connor, AP Political Writer The death of an inmate following an "altercation with correctional staff" at Western Illinois Correctional Center in May has been...

Kansas Official Who Said Whites Are ‘Master Race’ Asked to Resign

The Associated Press Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has called on a White county official to resign after the official said at a public meeting that...

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OPINION

COMMENTARY: Is the FBI Underreporting the Surge in Hate Crimes?

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The FBI has released it’s 2017 hate crimes statistics which revealed a 17 percent increase in incidents since...

Our Vote: More Than A Desire for History, The Very Strides...

Submitted to the AFRO by Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) The midterm election was nothing short of historic and yet again, our community is leading the...

COMMENTARY: From a Digital Desert to an Entrepreneurial Hub

Submitted to the AFRO by Harry C. Alford and Kay DeBow The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) has launched a prototype project that, if...

Election 2018:  Off to the Racists

Submitted to the AFRO by Raynard Jackson The sky is blue, the sun rises in the east & sets in the west, Hillary Clinton lost...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Get in the Holiday Mood with Diana Ross and John Legend

By The Associated Press Diana Ross, "Wonderful Christmas Time" (UMe/Ross Records) Are you in the mood for jolly, singalong Christmas music? Diana Ross has you covered. Looking...

Female Entrepreneur Breaks Cultural Barriers in Jamaica

By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Washington Correspondent Changing the way people view the country of Jamaica and its rich culture, one dancehall queen is breaking cultural...

A Few Honorary Oscars Firsts At This Year’s Governors Awards

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg teased Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall about the beginnings of their relationship, actress Cicely...

Sen. Kamala Harris Plans Picture Book Edition of Memoir

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris, whose memoir comes out Jan. 8, isn't only writing for those of voting age. The...

SPORTS

Jackson Carries 27 Times, Lifts Ravens Past Bengals 24-21

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — In the days leading up to his first NFL start, Lamar Jackson experienced a stomach ache and...

Povich Sports Symposium Addresses Race and Sports Issues

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, [email protected] Sports and race are constantly intersecting on all media platforms with athletes expressing their political and social views against the...

University Head Warned of Backlash if Maryland Coach Stayed

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press University of Maryland President Wallace Loh said Thursday that he told the school's governing body that "all hell will break loose"...

Bowie State Wins CIAA Football Championship

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, [email protected] Finally, Bowie State got to play the role of bride after being the bridesmaid three of the last four years. ...

RELIGION

Bryant Leaving to Pastor Atlanta Megachurch

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] The rumors swirling about the imminent departure of Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant from the influential Empowerment Temple Church in...

Campbell Pens Book Giving Hope To Family Caregivers

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, [email protected] Challenges in caring for loved ones with special needs can cause pressure on those who must make their lives comfortable...

A Memorial Or a Dicey Mix of Church and State?

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] For almost a century, Peace Cross has stood in the District of Columbia suburbs, as a symbol to recognize...

Gethsemane Baptist Installs a New Pastor

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO 2018  has been a great year for Gethsemane Baptist Church on Francis St., in West Baltimore; it’s the year...

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