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    Census Bureau: Higher Percentage of Black Children Live with Single Mothers

    A disproportionate number of Black children under 18 live in single-parent homes, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. In its annual “America’s Families and Living Arrangements” data collection, the Bureau examined marriage...

    The Long Hot Summer

    Summer's pleasures can seem all too fleeting, but now's the time to savor the season in all its sunny, color-drenched glory. Thanks to Maryland’s diverse landscape, picturesque vistas dot every corner of the state. Many...

    Statement by the President on the Observance of Juneteenth

    Just outside the Oval Office hangs a painting depicting the night of December 31, 1862. In it, African-American men, women, and children crowd around a single pocket watch, waiting for the clock to strike...

    Study Compares Different Shopping Patterns Between Trump and Clinton Supporters

    It seems supporters of presumptive presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are not only divided by their ideology but also by their shopping patterns. A new study by location analytics firm Placed showed that...

    Who is That Black Woman Behind Gorsuch at His Nomination Hearing?

    As Americans watched the U.S. Senate confirmation hearing of U.S. associate Supreme Court justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, many wondered who the well-dressed, good-looking young Black woman sitting behind him was. It was later revealed...

    Prosecutor: ‘Mississippi Burning’ Civil Rights Case Closed

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — One day short of the 52nd anniversary of three civil rights workers' disappearance during Mississippi's "Freedom Summer," state and federal prosecutors said Monday that the investigation into the slayings is...

    White High School Tennis Players Appear to Pose as KKK Members after Losing to...

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  A group of high school tennis team players in Telfair County, Ga., will be disciplined by the school superintendent after posting a “racist” photo online last week, according to news...

    Associated Black Charities’ Black and White Gala Honors Fighters for Racial Equality

    The Associated Black Charities honored several individuals and organizations for their roles in the fight for racial parity and inclusion at their annual Black and White Gala on June 11 at Martin’s West in...

    Georgia County Scraps Closure of Polling Stations Amid Backlash

    By Brinley Hineman, The Associated Press A small, majority-Black south Georgia county's proposal to close most of its polling places drew heated national criticism — and saw a quick reversal — during an election year that features...

    NAACP Joins Black Motorcyclists in Suing Myrtle Beach for Discrimination

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] A group of Black motorcyclists teamed up with the NAACP to file a lawsuit against the city of Myrtle Beach, S.C., as well as its local police department, for alleged...

    Alleged Howard U Whistleblower Unmasked

    An AFRO Exclusive: By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO Tyrone Hankerson Jr., a Howard University law student allegedly involved in an embezzlement scandal currently clouding the prestigious HBCU, is accusing the institution of leaking his financial...

    Few Jobs for Blacks in Silicon Valley

    Unless you are a White or Asian male, you are unlikely to work at some of the biggest technology companies in America. And while things like President Obama's recent efforts to make community college...

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