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    Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Restore Voting Rights Act

    Legislation that would retool and restore the Voting Rights Act was introduced in Congress on June 24. Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced the “Voting Rights Advancement Act of...

    Rethinking the Recognition of Doris ‘Dorie’ Miller

    Part II of a four-part series Several sources claim that Doris “Dorie” Miller was the first war hero. Irvin H. Lee wrote that he was responsible for this country’s only victory. To say Miller was...

    Rep. Frederica Wilson Faces Lots of Threats after Criticizing Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic congresswoman is facing threats after she criticized President Donald Trump over his remarks to the widow of a soldier killed in Niger, her office said Thursday. Four-term Rep. Frederica Wilson...

    Benton Harbor, Mich.A Poor Black Community Struggling to Prevent It’s Democracy and Land from...

    The town of Benton Harbor, Mich. has found itself at the center of a statewide controversy, one which may have repercussions for small communities across the United States, after the predominately African-American community saw...

    2nd Night of Violent Protests over Charlotte Police Shooting

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Violent protesters rampaged through parts of downtown Charlotte as anger continued to build over the deadly police shooting of a Black man and the wildly different stories about what happened...

    New Protest Aims to Help Black Banks

    A Black-owned Atlanta bank saw a phenomenal surge of deposits, powered by a campaign aimed at bolstering Black-owned financial institutions. The movement is in response to several high-profile police killings across the nation and...
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    AFRO Set to Move to New Baltimore Area, Digitally Focused, Location

    The AFRO-American Newspaper Company will have a new address beginning Nov. 30, from which it will continue its long legacy of producing award-winning news of interest to African-Americans. The 125-year old company will complete the...

    Clinton Bashes Bush at National Urban League Convention

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) were the main standouts of the 2016 presidential candidates at the Urban League convention on July 30 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Clinton came out...

    The AFRO Reports on the Tuskegee Airmen

    Final in a series “Red Tails,” a new Hollywood motion picture starring Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. and Oscar nominee Terence Howard was released Jan. 20 in theaters across the nation. It tells the story...

    How Blacks Fared After 100 Days of Trump

    When Donald Trump was inaugurated as 45th President of the United States, the Congressional Black Caucus didn’t have much of an official strategic response plan. Nor, for that matter, did any umbrella organization of...

    Rush Calls for Fresh Probe of Emmett Till Lynching

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush says the Justice Department should re-open the case of the Emmett Till lynching now that a key witness has been quoted as saying she lied about what...

    Smithsonian Offering Free Timed-Entry Passes To Visit the New National Museum of African American...

    The dedication of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will take place Saturday, Sept. 24, on the National Mall. Following the dedication ceremony, the museum will be open to the public...
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