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    Michelle Obama, 2019 People of the Year List

    Almost four years after the White House, former first lady Michelle Obama continues to grace the headlines across the nation, making the 2019 People of the Year list. Obama has had a phenomenal year with her sold out book tour, earning her a Grammy nomination...

    Deadly Shootout at Jersey City’s Kosher Market

    By David Porter Associated Press The gunmen in a furious firefight that left six people dead in Jersey City clearly targeted a Jewish market, the mayor said on Dec. 11, amid growing suspicions the bloodshed was...

    The Moment Most Missed During the Impeachment Hearings

    By Quardricos Bernard Driskell Special to AFRO There was one moment in what seems to be this endless cycle of impeachment hearings, where the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Trump’s impeachment spoke volumes about the...

    Life Through The Lens: Q&A With Geraldine Howard

    By AFRO Staff During his time in the Marines, JD Howard picked up a camera and decided to visually document the places he’s been and the people he saw. Almost 50 years later and his...

    Our Black Is Beautiful

    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent Zozibini Tunzi said she grew up in a world where a woman who looks like her, was never considered beautiful. On Dec. 8, the South Africa beauty queen was...

    A Celebration with A Cause

    By Micha Green, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The D.M.V. has a large contingency of influential artists, leaders, creatives and entrepreneurs and on Dec. 14, from 7-11 p.m., DCNow Events is bringing these influencers together for the “All Purple...

    PRESS ROOM: Black Law Enforcement Speaks Out on Proposed Menthol Ban

    Proposed Legislation Will Have Drastic and Debilitating Impact on Communities of Color Several state legislatures have recently proposed laws which are being directed towards what may only be viewed as a mephitic approach to issues...

    House Passes Voting Rights Measure to Restore Portions of Law Gutted in 2015

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia More than four years after sections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were taken out by the Supreme Court and following four attempts under a House...

    Bill Cosby Loses Appeal of Sexual Assault Conviction

    By MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press A Pennsylvania appeals court rejected Bill Cosby’s bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday over issues including the trial judge’s decision to let five other accusers testify. The Superior Court...

    THE RUN DOWN – FIRST BLACK LEAD FOR THE NUTCRACKER

    Host Micha Green Talks New York City Ballet Company Casting The First African American Lead For The Nutcracker and Trending Topics In The Afro American Newspaper.

    Black Victims Underrepresented in Named Violent Crime Laws

    By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The slayings of Reagan Tokes and Alianna DeFreeze had much in common. Both were abducted, raped and killed in Ohio in 2017. Tokes was a 21-year-old college...

    NYPD Diversifies Ranks, Naming First Black Detectives Chief

    By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — In a first, the nation's largest police department on Wednesday selected a Black chief for its detectives squad, bringing diversity to a key leadership position...

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