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Karen Boykin-Towns Takes her Talents to Sard Verbinnen

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia Ask Karen Boykin-Towns what motivates her, and you’re sure to get an earful because her list is extensive. After...

ALC Panel Stresses Importance of Black Male Voter Turnout

By William J. Ford and Black Press USA Republican Dan Bishop narrowly won a special election this week for a seat in North Carolina’s 9th...

Backlash Sinks Magazine Cover Deemed Racist by Many

By Erica R. Williams, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Memphis magazine has pulled its September issue after receiving backlash for what some have called...

COMMENTARY: Why Would HUD Gut Its Own Disparate Impact Rule?

By Charlene Crowell, NNPA Newswire Columnist Whatever happened to the American Dream of owning a home and giving your children a better life than you...

Will Toxic Lead Water be the Norm in Poor Cities in America?

By The Westside Gazette The officials will admit there is a lead crisis in the drinking water, in certain parts of the city in Newark...

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COMMENTARY: Why Would HUD Gut Its Own Disparate Impact Rule?

By Charlene Crowell, NNPA Newswire Columnist Whatever happened to the American Dream of owning a home and giving your children a better life than you...

In A Truly Fair America, Every Day Would Be Labor Day

By Congressman Elijah Cummings On our national Labor Day just passed, I paused to recall how, for my family, like so many others, our struggles...

Changing the Future

By Diane Bell-McKoy, President & CEO of ABC As the CEO of an organization committed to helping create more economically prosperous communities across the state...

Repeal The Damn Second Amendment

By Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead It’s 4:20a.m.: it is quiet outside, and this is my daily soul check time. I slowly open my eyes, without...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Model Naomi Campbell Takes Spotlight at London Fashion Week

By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Model Naomi Campbell took center stage at London Fashion Week on Saturday night with a gala charity...

The REACH Kicks Off at Kennedy Center

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] “This is the first time, I’ve seen an event like this ,” said Pamela Pynell and several other passerbyers...

Waverly’s Wonder Kid

By Jessica Dortch, Afro Staff, [email protected]  What were you doing when you were 10 years old? Most of us were probably playing double-dutch, hide and seek,...

Dr. Seuss Exhibit Hits The Road 

By The Associated Press Dr. Seuss is hitting the road this fall with a large interactive exhibit that will immerse visitors in some of the...

SPORTS

Sports Commentaray: BSU Wins To Open Post Hall Era

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] It’s the dawn of a new beginning as Bowie State opened the post Amir Hall era with a hard...

Stage Set for No. 1 vs. No. 2 in High School...

By MaxPreps Staff After resounding victories for both teams Friday, high school football has itself a No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup next Saturday, Sept....

Despite U.S. Open Loss, Serena Williams is Still the Greatest of...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Serena Williams lost her bid for what would have been her sixth U.S. Open Singles title. It was the...

Wyoming University to Honor Black 14 in Weeklong Tribute

By The Associated Press LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming has announced plans to honor the Black 14 after they were cut from...

RELIGION

Oblate Sisters of Providence

By Ralph E. Moore, Jr., Special to the AFRO The Oblate Sisters of Providence are celebrating 190 years of service this year and are still going...

In Mississippi Delta, Catholic Abuse Cases Settled On Cheap

By MICHAEL REZENDES Associated Press GREENWOOD, Mississippi (AP) — The IHOP in Southhaven, Mississippi, was an unlikely place to settle a sex abuse claim against...

Bishops Invite Faith Community to Toll Bells

By AFRO Staff Presiding Bishop Michael Curry of the Episcopal Church and Bishop W. Darin Moore of the AME Zion Church are among clergy leaders...

Kirk Franklin Recieves Pandora Billionaire’s Plaque

On Thursday Aug. 15th, fourteen-time GRAMMY® award-winning artist, songwriter, and producer Kirk Franklin was honored with a Billionaire plaque from Pandora. The music streaming...

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