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    Manhunt for Baltimore Homicide Suspect Ends in Louisiana

    By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO The man suspected of killing two people last month in Baltimore County was found and arrested in Louisiana Tuesday morning, according to Baltimore County Police Spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Peach. Gabrielle...

    U. of Maryland Slammed For ‘Safe Spaces’ For White Students

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] The University of Maryland (UMD), is being hit with a social media backlash after the school’s decision to provide a “safe space” for White students to talk about issues of...

    Toppled Trees, Swift Water, Have Killed Many During Florence

    By The Associated Press Florence — which was once a hurricane and now is a tropical depression — is being blamed for at least 32 deaths in the Carolinas and Virginia. 25 were in North...

    New DC Housing Complex Caters to Grandfamilies

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] As gentrification continues in the District, a new affordable housing complex is offering units to a very specific kind of family- grandfamilies- households headed by grandparents rearing grandchildren. Located in...

    Was It Disrespectful for Vontae Davis to Retire Mid Game?

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis, younger brother to Washington NFL star tight end Vernon Davis, shocked his entire team Sunday when he quit during halftime of the Bills’ matchup against...

    Trial For `Trained To Go’ Gang Begins

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] The federal murder and racketeering trial for eight men who allegedly terrorized the Sandtown-Winchester community of West Baltimore as far back as 2010 began today. The group of drug dealers...

    Man Sued Over Deadly Fire in Secret Tunnels Under his Home

    By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A wealthy stock trader's negligence led to a deadly fire that killed a young man who was helping him build a network of tunnels for...

    Black Women Urged to Get Involved Politically

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Black women political and social justice leaders encouraged Black Americans to stay engaged in the political process and continue the fight for positive change, at a DC town...

    Louisiana City Mayor Backtracks on Citywide Nike Ban After Facing Criticism

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor A Louisiana city mayor who banned the purchase and use of all Nike products after Colin Kaepernick was signed to a Nike endorsement deal retracted his order after facing widespread...

    Racial Justice Advocates Criticize Police Handling of Threats

    By The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont attorney general's office is continuing to investigate allegations of threats against the only Black woman in the Vermont legislature as racial justice advocates have criticized...

    Celtics Jabari Bird Domestic Violence Troubles

    By Malcolm Lemmons, Special to the AFRO Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird just signed his first full-time NBA contract. Unfortunately, he might not be seeing the floor anytime soon. Bird was arraigned in Brighton District Court this...

    Leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea Sign Accord in Saudi Arabia

    By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Leaders from Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a "peace agreement" on Sunday during a summit in Saudi Arabia, yet another sign of warming ties between...
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