Michigan Denny’s Under Scrutiny For Response To Racist Abuse

By The Associated Press Three young Black women, who allege they were subjected to racial slurs and physical abuse last year at a Denny's in Michigan, said the restaurant still has not taken action to resolve...

R. Kelly Arrested Again in Chicago on Federal Sex Charges

By The Associated Press Singer R. Kelly, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, was arrested in Chicago July 11 on a federal grand jury indictment listing 13 counts including sex crimes and...

D.C. Native Brings Sweets to Chocolate City

By Justin Johnson, AFRO Staff Writer Georgia Avenue just got a lot sweeter.  D.C. native Karin Sellers made her dreams a reality by bringing the Georgia Avenue corridor its first Black woman owned ice cream shop, Here’s...

Pocomoke Co. Police Chief Gets Probation

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO Despite efforts by prosecutors to elicit jail time for Pocomoke’s first black police chief Kelvin Sewell, a Worcester County Judge ruled that the former Baltimore Homicide...

Celebrating a ‘Hart’ Filled with Life and Love

By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, Special to the AFRO When family and friends gather July 17 to celebrate the life that blessed them so much, they’ll remember in concert Deacon Filmore W. Hart, the man with...

Alelia Murphy Celebrated as Supercentenarian at 114

The oldest woman in the United States is Black.  Alelia Murphy has been confirmed as the oldest living person in the United States. She just celebrated her 114th birthday on July 6th. She was honored...

Rickey Smiley To Take Over Tom Joyner Morning Show

By Times Staff Report Birmingham native Rickey Smiley will take over The Tom Joyner Morning Show when Joyner retires at the end of the year. Joyner said that Smiley has established himself as a trusted leader...

Push to Posthumously Give Black Soldier D-Day Medal of Honor

By Rebecca Tana, The Associated Press The Congressional Black Caucus is pushing to posthumously award an African- American soldier the Medal of Honor for his bravery on D-Day. Cpl. Waverly B. Woodson Jr. was an Army medic...

California Becomes 1st State to Ban Hairstyle Discrimination

By Kathleen Nayne, The Associated Press Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law July 3 a bill making California the first state to ban workplace and school discrimination against Black people for wearing hairstyles such as braids,...

Stevie Wonder Says He’s Getting A Kidney Transplant In Fall

By Gregory Katz, The Associated Press Stevie Wonder surprised concertgoers in London the night of July 6 by announcing that he will take a break from performing so that he can receive a kidney transplant...

Howard Leads HBCU Awards

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Howard University is leading with 12 finalist nominations in the 2019 HBCU Awards.  Presented by HBCU Digest, the HBCU Awards are the first and only national awards ceremony honoring...

AFRO Facts: July Edition

As the “Black Media Authority,” the AFRO is committed to educating readers by sharing Black history, while also offering news, trends, issues and modern stories in the African American community. Beyond Black History month,...

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