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It is our sacred duty to remember these and many others who have lost their lives in volatile interactions with police officers. Not only to remember, but to also call their names from time to time and tell the...

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

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By Frederick Douglass Excerpted from his speech delivered before the Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Society, July 5, 1852 in Rochester, N.Y. Fellow-citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here to-day? What have I, or those...

Remembering the 1964 Murders of Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner

By Donna Lewis Johnson For Blacks of a certain age, the May 25 knee-on-neck killing of George Floyd by a White police officer evokes that awful time in the summer of 1964 when young civil rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and...

Evers Fight Against Injustice Lives Through Current Athletes

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com In many respects Medgar Evers’ life has been defined more by his death than his impact on the fight against systemic racism in the United States. If Evers hadn’t been assassinated in 1963 -...

Revisiting Emmett Till: 65 Years Later: No Justice and Still No Peace

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com A 14-year-old from Chicago was lynched on August 28, 1955, in Mississippi for allegedly flirting with Carolyn Bryant, a White woman. While Emmett Till’s brutalized body and unrecognizable features became the face of the Civil...

OP-ED: Past Due Time for American Healthcare System to Protect Black Americans

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., President and CEO, National Newspaper Publishers Association Today, Americans are facing unprecedented times. We are in the midst of a global pandemic, our country has fallen into an economic recession, and hundreds of thousands...

President Trump Tweets Out White Power Message, Black Republican Senator Tim Scott Expresses Dismay

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor In yet another social media moment invoking race in America, President Donald Trump retweeted a video of a supporter heard yelling, “White power!” The tweet displayed a video of a parade of supporters of...

Former Cop Who Placed Knee On Black Woman’s Neck Booked For Misconduct (video)

By N. Ali Early Another incident of police brutality against an African American has surfaced. According to the Miami Herald, Safiya Satchell was sitting in her Mercedes SUV when she was approached by an off duty police officer who was working as security for a strip...

Governments Backtracking As Confirmed Virus Cases Surge

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By EMILY SCHMALL and ELAINE KURTENBACH, Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — Governments are stepping up testing and reimposing restrictions as newly confirmed coronavirus infections surge in many countries. India reported 20,000 on Monday, while the caseload in the U.S....

Millions of African Women At Risk Because of COVID

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By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Rebecca Nakamanya rolls her eyes, dismissing a question about school fees. What really worries her is how to feed three children and a jobless partner on a daily wage of less...
Today, 76 percent of Americans recognize that racism is “a big problem” in this country, representing a 26 percent increase from just five years ago. Mothers of the Movement (pictured, from the 2016 Democratic National Convention) is a group of African American women whose children have been killed by police officers or by gun violence.

Tina Knowles-Lawson, Beyoncé Knowles Carter, Mothers of the Movement Urge Senate to Pass HEROES...

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By NNPA Newswire Staff June 25 marks the 7th anniversary of the Shelby County v. Holder case, in which the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and upended decades of progress. Over the past seven years, states and localities...

Congress Votes on D.C. Statehood

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com The District is one step closer to becoming the 51st state. On June 26, the House of Representatives voted to pass l H-R 51, also known as the D.C. Statehood Bill. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.),...

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