Tech Companies Banishing Extremists after Charlottesville

NEW YORK (AP) — It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for...

Zimbabwe President’s Wife Accused of Assault in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe was in South Africa on Thursday as his wife faced accusations of assaulting a young model and...

When Jack Daniel’s Failed to Honor a Slave, an Author Rewrote History

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. - Fawn Weaver was on vacation in Singapore last summer when she first read about Nearest Green, the Tennessee slave who taught...

Inside a Day of Violence, Terror in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — It started with threats, taunting and racial slurs, and escalated to total pandemonium — hand-to-hand combat in the streets of...

From Selling Drugs to Teaching 4th Graders: A Philadelphia Success Story

Quamiir Trice was a 15-year-old high school sophomore with a report card full of F’s when his time as a Philadelphia School District student...

Protesters Topple Confederate Statue in North Carolina

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Protesters in North Carolina toppled a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier Monday at a rally against racism. Activists in...

AFRO 125th Anniversary Gala: A Celebration of Black Voices in Opposition

The call by former AFRO paper boy-now Chairman of the Morgan State University Board of Regents Kweisi Mfume -"Edi Af  froh--AFRO! Get your AFRO...

Officials: White Nationalist Rally Linked to 3 Deaths

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a White nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town,...

Remembering the Legacy of Hip Hop Legend Prodigy

On Tuesday, Prodigy, one half of the veteran Queens, New York rap group Mobb Deep, died at the age of 42. According to TMZ,...

Frederick Douglass Featured on New Quarter

Frederick Douglass, the abolitionist who escaped slavery and later served as a statesman and civil rights leader, graces the back of a quarter that...

Album with Rare 1860s Harriet Tubman Photo Sells for $161K

NEW YORK (AP) — An album containing a rare photograph of 19th century abolitionist and Underground Railroad hero Harriet Tubman was sold Thursday at...

Harvard Law Review Elects First Black Woman as President

A Black woman has been elected president of the Harvard Law Review—the first in the revered publication’s 130-year history. ImeIme Umana, one of four daughters...