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    Togo Election Could See President Extend Family’s Long Rule

    By Didier Assogba and Lekan Oyekanmi The Associated Press The West African nation of Togo held a presidential election Feb. 22 that was expected to result in the incumbent winning a fourth term despite years of...

    Man Guilty of Killing 2 Who Tried to Stop his 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 women on a Portland, Ore., commuter train was convicted of...

    Black Woman Told Authorities She Planned To Shoot Co-Workers

    By The Associated Press Federal prosecutors have charged an African-American woman who told authorities she intended to shoot co-workers at the Omaha veterans’ hospital, starting in the building basement and working her way up. U.S. District...

    Maryland College Cancels Classes After Racist Graffiti Found

    By The Associated Press Officials at a Maryland university canceled classes for a day after graffiti threatening Black students with lynching was discovered scrawled in academic buildings. The messages were found written across a wall and...

    Black History Month Honors Black Wall Street

    By AFRO Staff More than 300 people were killed, 99 years ago, in a massacre that destroyed booming African-American businesses and took the lives of entrepreneurs in a Tulsa, Oklahoma neighborhood called Greenwood, an area...

    Lawyers Seek ‘1 Year, 1 Day’ in Prison

    By Associated Press Baltimore’s former mayor is asking a judge for a one year and one day prison sentence for a scheme that involved the sale of her self-published children’s books. Prosecutors recently asked that...

    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 Douglass Memorial Community Church. Did you know that over 80 percent...

    PRESS RELEASE: BET, National Urban League Launch Multi-Phased Social Impact Campaign, #ReclaimYourVote

    (BUSINESS WIRE) — BET Networks this week announced #ReclaimYourVote, a social change campaign in partnership with the National Urban League and key national organizations committed to harnessing Black collective power and increasing Black participation...

    ‘Black in Space’ Looks at Final Frontier of Civil Rights

    By Russell Contreras The Associated Press In 1959, Ronald Erwin McNair walked into a South Carolina library. The 9-year-old aspiring astronaut wanted to check out a calculus book, but a librarian threatened to call the police...

    A ‘Life and Death Crisis’: Hogan Redesignates Crime Bills

    By Jeff Barnes Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Calling it a “life and death crisis,” — particularly in Baltimore — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, R, announced Thursday he will redesignate his violent-crime bill package as...

    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 are buried, under a plan approved Wednesday by the Florida...

    Success Strikes Twice For Entrepreneur Susan Clayton

    By Malik Holmes Special to the AFRO If you ask Ridgely’s Delight entrepreneur Susan Clayton her philosophy about life, she will tell you, “Just go for it.”  That’s exactly what the inventor and owner of Whitepaws...

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