Accusers Confront Bill Cosby

By The Associated Press Women who say comedian Bill Cosby knocked them out with intoxicants and sexually assaulted them decades ago are finally getting a chance to confront him — and they aren't holding back. Janice...

James Cone, Founder of Black Liberation Theology, Dies at 79

By The Associated Press Theologian James Cone, who as a founder of Black liberation theology linked Christian faith with the struggle against racism and oppression, has died. He was 79. Cone was hospitalized last week and...

Jury to Deliberate after Cosby Painted as Predator, Victim

By The Associated Press Jurors at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial are poised to start deliberating after a marathon day of closing arguments that portrayed the comedian both as a calculating predator who's finally being...

Judge Rules Jury Can Hear Bill Cosby Quaaludes Testimony

By The Associated Press Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial can read the comedian's prior testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex to the jury, the judge in the case ruled Tuesday. Judge Steven...

Silence on Kaepernick Raises Outcry Over Madden ‘19

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Despite no protest at the NFL Hall of Fame game August 2, a kneeling Colin Kaepernick still casts a shadow over the NFL brand off the field. A...

Bookstore Solid State Books Opens in Historic H Street

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO When Jake Cumsky-Whitlock decided to open Solid State Books he knew he wanted a store that could serve as a third space that would intellectually feed the District’s...

In Closing, Defense Calls Cosby Accuser ‘Pathological Liar’

By The Associated Press Bill Cosby's lawyers urged a jury Tuesday to acquit the 80-year-old comedian of sexual assault charges they said were based on "flimsy, silly, ridiculous evidence," arguing he was falsely accused by...

FX Plans: Chris Rock, Nick Offerman, Joining ‘Fargo’

By The Associated Press BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — FX is diversifying its offerings, picking up a drama about a cutting-edge tech company starring Nick Offerman, sinking resources into a limited series based in feudal...

Athlete Turned Photographer Hopes to Change Urban Perceptions

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO J.J. McQueen has spent most of his adult life looking at life through the prism of a camera’s lens. Whether he’s on assignment in the heat of the...

Iconic BET Exec Leaving Network

By Lenore T. Adkins/Special to the AFRO Debra Lee, chairman and chief executive officer of BET Networks, is leaving the company after spending 32 years there, Lee announced May 25. Her last day is May...

New Miss America Crowned Amid Swimsuit Controversy

By The Associated Press The first woman to win the Miss America crown without having to don a swimsuit says she's glad she didn't have to. Nia Imani Franklin, who won the title Sunday night in...

Matthew Knowles Weighs in on Infamous Jay-Z and Solange Fight

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] After the 2014 Met Gala the world witnessed a clash of music royalty in an elevator - there was Jay-Z in one corner, then Solange Knowles pounds and kicks...
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