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    Damonte Dodd, Former UMD Basketball Player, Yields Passport Following Rape Allegations

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Damonte Dodd, former University of Maryland (UMD) basketball player, had to surrender his passport but is free on his own recognizance after a bail hearing on July 12, following...

    Judge Casts Doubt on BPD Reform Efforts

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] The Baltimore Police Department (BPD), still mired in the aftermath of numerous misconduct scandals, four commissioners in three years and the mysterious death of Det. Sean Suiter, is federally mandated...

    NNPA ESSA Educator Spotlight: Millennial Jarren Small Brings Innovation to Education with ‘LegendsDoLive’

    By Lynette Monroe, Program Assistant, NNPA ESSA Public Awareness Campaign Jarren Small, a 28 year-old, Missouri City native and community activist, stopped asking, “Why not?” and became the answer that he was looking for when he...

    Obama: Today’s Times Are ‘Strange and Uncertain’

    By The Associated Press Former U.S. President Barack Obama on July 17 took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other...

    Cleveland Police Officer Called Ohio State Players N-Word

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] Multiple Cleveland Police officers were recently exposed for using racial slurs, including use of the “n-word” to describe Black players from the Ohio State University football team. According to a Cleveland.com...

    Metro’s Biggest Union Voted to Strike. Will They?

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Metro workers are fed up, and on July 15 many frontline workers from its largest union voted to allow its leadership to call for a strike-- a form of...

    Judge Dismisses Suit Filed by Family of Black Man Killed by Ohio Police

    The Associated Press A federal judge's ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed Black man fatally shot by an Ohio police officer says the man's civil rights were not violated. Cleveland.com reports...

    Ex-Knicks Star Charles Oakley Arrested at Las Vegas Casino

    By REGINA GARCIA CANO, The Associated Press Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley is being accused of gambling fraud after a wager at a Las Vegas casino last weekend, casino regulators said July 12. Oakley was...

    Papa John’s to Pull Founder from Marketing after Racist Language

    By Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer John Schnatter, founder of Papa John’s,  will no longer be at the center of the company’s logo and TV ads because it plans to pull his image from its...

    Serena Williams Nears 8th Wimbledon Title

    By The Associated Press Yes, this will be Serena Williams' 10th Wimbledon final. Yes, it's her 30th title match at any major. And, well, sure, she's widely regarded as not just the best of her...

    Papa John’s Says Founder Resigned as Chairman of the Board

    By The Associated Press Papa John's founder John Schnatter has resigned as chairman of the board. The company made the announcement late Wednesday, hours after Schnatter apologized for using a racial slur during a conference call...

    $100M Lawsuit Filed Over Waffle House Shooting in Tennessee

    By The Associated Press A woman whose son was one of four people killed at a Waffle House in Tennessee has filed a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit against the suspect and his father. The Tennessean...

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