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    Lee’s `BlacKkKlansman’ Wins at Cannes

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] For the first time in his storied career, filmmaker Spike Lee captured an award at the venerable Cannes Film Festival in France, for what may be his most controversial film...

    Janet Jackson Shines at Billboard Music Awards

    By The Associated Press The 2018 Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida, while the night also featured show-stopping performances by iconic singer...

    Denver Police Review Search of Majority-Black School Amid Angry Cries from Students

    By COLLEEN SLEVIN, The Associated Press Students and staff demanded answers at a school board meeting nearly a month after officers went classroom by classroom at a largely minority high school in Denver and asked teenagers...

    African-American Bishop Brings Human Rights Focus to Royal Wedding

    By DAVID RISING, The Associated Press He's the son of an American civil rights activist and the descendant of African slaves. He condemned last year's White supremacist rally in Charlottesville as fascist and he has outspokenly stood...

    Plan for Obama Presidential Center Advances over Protests

    The Associated Press Construction of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago took a major step forward May 17 with a city commission's decision to sign off on the project after hours of testimony from both...

    25-Year-Old Arrested After Posing as Homeless to Play High School Basketball

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] A man in his mid-20s pretended to be a homeless victim of Hurricane Harvey so that he could register as a 17-year-old student to play high school basketball in the...

    Earvin: `Maryland is ready for a woman of color at the top of the...

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Valerie Ervin, the former running mate of Kevin Kamenetz, the gubernatorial candidate who died suddenly last week, today decided she would pursue the governor’s mansion at the top of ticket. Ervin,...

    White Woman Cries ‘Racism’ After Controversial Graduation Picture

    By Kamau High, AFRO Managing Editor, [email protected] A recent Kent State University graduate is claiming that she is a victim of racism after a photo of her posing with an AR-10 gun on campus went viral. Kaitlin...

    Mom of 10 Tortured Kids in Custody, Bail Almost $500,000

    By The Associated Press Bail for a California mother of 10 children who officials say suffered long-term abuse was set at nearly $500,000 after the judge said she remains a danger to the kids. Prosecutors charged...

    Washingtonian Magazine Ad Campaign About DC Manages to Include Zero Black People

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Although White residents may now make up 44 percent of the District’s population, Washington, D.C., once coined “Chocolate City,” is still majority African American with 47.7 percent of residents...

    Supreme Court Ends Law that Prohibits Sports Gambling

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] It looks like sports gambling may be on its way to Maryland, and every other state for that matter, as the Supreme Court decided Monday to ban laws that prohibit...

    De Sousa Out, Pugh Begins National Search for New Police Commissioner

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Just days after Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh suspended Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa, Pugh has accepted De Sousa’s resignation. "Today I received the resignation of Darryl De Sousa as Commissioner...

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