NATIONAL NEWS

MD Student Chosen to be a Disney Dreamer

By Jasmine Johnson Special to the Afro One Maryland student has received the opportunity of a lifetime. Caitlyn Lynch, 18, of Hyattsville is among 100 outstanding...

NASA’s ‘Hidden Figure’ Dies at 101

Katherine Johnson, who died Feb. 24, was the inspiration for, "Hidden Figures," a film about pioneering Black female aerospace workers. According to her biography,...

Hampton and Norfolk State Unravel History Together

By Nichelle Smith and Monique Calello The Associated Press via The News Leader As a historically Black institution of higher learning, Norfolk State University teaches students...

Netflix Series Explores the Assassination of Malcolm X

By Russell Contreras The Associated Press A new Netflix series is tackling questions around the 1965 assassination of civil rights icon Malcolm X. "Who Killed Malcolm X?"...

Man Guilty of Killing 2 Who Tried to Stop his Racist Slurs on Train

By The Associated Press A man accused of fatally stabbing two people who prosecutors say tried to stop his racist tirade against two young Black...

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OPINION

Op-ed by NNPA’s Ben Chavis: Big Insurance Must Help End Surprise...

Stop Unjust Financial Burdens on African-Americans and Others By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., NNPA President/CEO NNPA NEWSWIRE - It is a serious financial problem that...

Biden and African-American Voters

By Lawrence Crockett If Joe Biden ever took the Black vote for granted during his candidacy, then now’s the time to seriously appeal to Black...

Pan African Pursuit of Dignity, Vote

By Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and...

Parenting Points: This Valentine’s Day, Give the Gift of Forgiveness

By Marnita Coleman Special to AFRO Happy Valentine’s Day Family! Love is in the air, can’t you feel it? Everywhere I look, roses and red colored...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Lizzo, ‘Just Mercy’ Win Top Honors at NAACP Image Awards

By Andrew Dalton AP Entertainment Writer Lizzo was named entertainer of the year and "Just Mercy" won best motion picture, best actor and best supporting actor...

Netflix Series Explores the Assassination of Malcolm X

By Russell Contreras The Associated Press A new Netflix series is tackling questions around the 1965 assassination of civil rights icon Malcolm X. "Who Killed Malcolm X?"...

Premature

By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic They’re just kids. Trash talking. Ranting, joking and flirting. Hanging out in packs. Smoking blunts, twerking up...

DISCOVER THE BEST IN CRAFT, ART, AND HANDCRAFTED AT THE 2020...

By AFRO Staff In its 46th year, American Craft Show returns to Baltimore celebrating all things handmade  The American Craft Show returns to the Baltimore Convention...

SPORTS

Los Angeles Honors Kobe, Gianna Bryant with Public Memorial

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's wife offered a poignant portrait of her NBA superstar husband and their daughter...

Another Viewpoint

By Tim Lacy  Major league baseball is the subject du jour. I spoke fleetingly of the scandal surrounding the Houston Astros a few weeks ago....

Roosevelt and Dunbar Win DCIAA Basketball Titles

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] It was a tale of two sagas on the final day of the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association Championship Tournament....

Defenders Win Over New York

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Despite taking the field with heavy hearts, the DC Defenders found their will and imposed it on the New...

RELIGION

AKA’s Host Free Expungement Resource Fair

The Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will host an Expungement Resource Fair on Feb. 22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the...

Pan African Pursuit of Dignity, Vote

By Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and...

Florida Lawmakers OK Funding to Commemorate Black Cemeteries

By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Memorials would be erected at two nearly forgotten Tampa cemeteries where hundreds of African Americans...

John Wesley AME Zion Church Press Release

The Cathedral Choir of John Wesley AME Zion Church will be in concert on Sunday February 16, 2020 at 3:30 pm at the church...

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