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    Zion Hill Baptist Church Dives into Michigan Water Emergency

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO The Bible encourages us to take care of our fellow man.  Hebrews 13:16 (NIV) states “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with...

    NNPA ESSA Educator Spotlight: Millennial Jarren Small Brings Innovation to Education with ‘LegendsDoLive’

    By Lynette Monroe, Program Assistant, NNPA ESSA Public Awareness Campaign Jarren Small, a 28 year-old, Missouri City native and community activist, stopped asking, “Why not?” and became the answer that he was looking for when he...

    Obama: Today’s Times Are ‘Strange and Uncertain’

    By The Associated Press Former U.S. President Barack Obama on July 17 took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other...

    Judge Dismisses Suit Filed by Family of Black Man Killed by Ohio Police

    The Associated Press A federal judge's ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed Black man fatally shot by an Ohio police officer says the man's civil rights were not violated. Cleveland.com reports...

    Justice Department Reopens Emmett Till Case

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Even before it was cool to cite the hashtags “Black Lives Matter” and “Say His/ Her Name,” Mamie Till made sure the world knew about the brutal beating and...

    Papa John’s to Pull Founder from Marketing after Racist Language

    By Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer John Schnatter, founder of Papa John’s,  will no longer be at the center of the company’s logo and TV ads because it plans to pull his image from its...

    Papa John’s Says Founder Resigned as Chairman of the Board

    By The Associated Press Papa John's founder John Schnatter has resigned as chairman of the board. The company made the announcement late Wednesday, hours after Schnatter apologized for using a racial slur during a conference call...

    NNPA Honors Civil Rights Legend at Norfolk Convention

    By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO The 2018 National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) annual convention started off with a bang in the city of Norfolk, as the organization spearheaded their theme “Sustaining, Engaging and Mobilizing...

    Among Other Problems, Facebook Accused of Racial Discrimination

    By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO In response to the announcement of Facebook bringing on civil rights activist and crisis management expert, Laura Murphy to lead a civil rights audit last week, civil rights attorney...

    SCOTUS Nominee Chosen. The Fight Begins.

    By Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, Special to the AFRO Judge Brett Kavanaugh, 53, was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court July 9. With affirmative action, voting rights, abortion rights, immigration, the Affordable Care Act, and a Federal...

    Arlington Links Member Honored by AFRO Named National President

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The Links  elected Kimberly Jeffries Leonard as its national president, putting her in charge of one of the world’s largest and oldest women’s service organizations. The move came...

    AME Church Partners with Black-Owned Banks to Promote Prosperity

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church launched a partnership with Black-owned banks across the country in order to promote business development, homeownership and overall prosperity within the African American...

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