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Among Blacks, New Year’s Day Not Always Celebrated

By AFRO Staff Jan. 1, 2020 will be greeted with jubilation by many across the globe. But, in the annals of Black history, New Year’s day has had a much more ominous portent. In African-American communities in pre-Civil War America, New...

AP Essay: Aretha Franklin, John McCain and the 1960s

By TED ANTHONY, AP National Writer "Hope I die before I get old," the Who sang at Woodstock as the 1960s hurtled to their end. Indeed, the decade and its echoes made premature legends of so many — Kennedy to...

Meet Haiti’s Founding Father, Whose Black Revolution was too Radical for Thomas Jefferson

By Julia Gaffield, Georgia State University (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Crowds cheered as local lawmakers on August 18 unveiled a street sign showing that Rogers Avenue in...