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    AFRO Inspires Little League Baseball Documentary

    By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO For 61 years, Will Preyer and Stewart Hall didn’t fully comprehend their separate but equal places in baseball history when they played in their state Little League Championship...

    Resolving the Last U.S. Unresolved Mass Lynching: Georgia’s 1946 Moore’s Ford Bridge Slaughter

    On July 25, 1946, Roger Malcom a Black Georgia sharecropper, and his wife Dorothy, who was seven months pregnant, along with his brother-in-law George Dorsey and his wife May were on their way home. Loy...

    Atlanta Business Magnate Herman Russell Dies at 83

    Herman Russell, an Atlanta businessman who grew a small plastering company into one of the top construction and real estate firms in the nation, died Nov. 15. He was 83. Russell died after a brief...

    Free Community College Bill Starts to Take Shape

    Two members of the Congressional Black Caucus recently sponsored a bill that would allow, for the first time in the nation’s history, qualified students to attend a community college for free. U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the ranking...

    How to Buy Black this Holiday Season

    The holiday season is in full swing, and with it comes an opportunity to pump life into the Black community both locally and nationwide. “Buying Black” over the holidays doesn’t mean limited options- especially not...

    AFRO Legend Moses Newson Reflects on 90 Years

    During some of the most turbulent times in American history, especially the civil rights movement, esteemed journalist Moses Newson risked his life to provide accurate insight from the frontlines of the fight for equality...

    Artistic Teens Take Up Residence at the White House

    Growing up, André Massey early on lived with a strained relationship with his father, as well as bullying from his peers, which caused him to often act out in rage. A teacher suggested Massey, now...

    ‘#AllLivesDidntMatter’ Shuts Down Black Lives Matter Detractors

    A new social media hashtag that counters the at best, naïve and at worst, racist intentions of the phrase “All Lives Matter” has exploded across the blogosphere. “#AllLivesMatter,” a seemingly innocuous hashtag usually used to...

    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...

    FDA Warns Makers of Alcoholic, Caffeinated Energy Drinks

    The Chicago-based manufacturers of Four Loko, a popular caffeinated alcoholic energy drink, were among the four recipients of a warning letter issued by the Food and Drug Administration, who claimed the caffeine used in...

    Suspect Arrested in Shooting Death of XXXTentacion

    By The Associated Press Florida authorities say they've arrested a man in the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion. The Broward Sheriff's Office said in a news release sent June 21 morning that 22-year-old Dedrick Devonshay Williams...

    Heavy Police Presence Apparently Paying Off

    CLEVELAND – Nearly everywhere you look in downtown Cleveland during the Republican National Convention, there are cops – tall cops, short cops, fat cops, buff cops, young cops and old cops.   There are beat...

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