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Texas Town Reflects on Black Dragging Death Ahead of Execution

By Juan A. Lozano, The Associated Press A technology company was almost ready to bring up to 300 new jobs to Jasper, Texas, but in the...

At 19, Wisconsin’s, Youngest Lawmaker Aiming High

By Ivan Moreno, The Associated Press In some ways, Kalan Haywood is a typical 19-year-old: His spare time is spent eating out with friends, going to...

Black Maternal Health Crisis Prompts Politicians, Providers to Act

By AMBRIAH UNDERWOOD, Capital News Service One previous cesarean section, a five-page written plan outlining post-delivery care for her oldest child and around 12 weeks of...

Retirement Plans Have New Contribution Limits for 2019

By Byron T. Deese, Special to the AFRO The IRS has announced new contribution limits for retirement accounts, effective this year. Before you make any 2019...

New Report Offers Solutions to Wealth Divide

By AFRO Staff The racial wealth divide is greater today than it was nearly four decades ago and trends point to its continued widening. A new...

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OPINION

The Fight for Life

By Dr. Dennis W. Smith   Our meticulously designed capabilities as a people are not mere engraved metaphors, but real attributes bestowed upon us by...

Stop Fighting Poverty— End It

Submitted to the AFRO by George Jones There are enough resources, technology and brain power to completely break the cycle of poverty in this region...

African Americans, Child Sexual Abuse and Mental Health

Submitted to the AFRO by Rhonda Wilbon & Kevin Daniels April 2019 marks the 18th Anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. During the month of...

Happy Jackie Robinson Day

Submitted to the AFRO by William B. Robertson Born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia, I am now 86 years old and live in Baltimore, Maryland during...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Review: New Doc Shows How Beyoncé Changed Coachella, Forever

By Mesfin Fekadu, AP Music Writer Beyoncé is extremely private, and only lets you know what she wants you to know, when she wants you to...

Les Deux Noirs Premieres At Mosaic Theater

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Why do people go to the theater? This past Sunday HBO presented the season premiere of final episodes of “Game...

Youth Work the Runway in Kids Fashion Week DMV

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The inaugural Kids Fashion Week DMV, held April 12-14, celebrated the style, skills and “slays” of youth in the...

Lady Brion: Power Through Poetry

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Brion Gill, known on poetry stages internationally as “Lady Brion” wields her gift like a cudgel, or waves it like...

SPORTS

Morgan Coaching Job Still Open and Attractive

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected]afro.com One of the nation’s top recruiters on Mark Turgeon’s bench was one of the first interviews for the Morgan...

Woods’ Historic Masters Win Signals He’s Back

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] When Tiger Woods walked down the 18th fairway to win his first Masters title in 1997 he had a...

Jemele Hill Still Speaking her Mind, This Time on Podcast

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jemele Hill has moved on, but not from speaking her mind. The former ESPN host, best...

Tiger Woods Makes Masters his 15th and Most Improbable Major

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once...

RELIGION

All Good Friday Roads Lead to Calvary

By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, Special to the AFRO Good Friday is the day Christians gather to corporately commemorate the suffering of Jesus Christ on the...

Authorities say Deputy’s Son Behind Fires at Black Churches

By MELINDA DESLATTE and KEVIN McGILL Associated Press OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The suspect in a string of fires that destroyed three Black churches in...

Student to Blanket Congress With Prayers

By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, Special to the AFRO There’s no end to the frustration people feel in the light of constant bullying and violence children...

New Shiloh Baptist Church Hosts 50th Last Words Service

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO April 19th is an important day on the Christian calendar. It is observed as Good Friday; the day Jesus...

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