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    Anchor Who Called Trump a White Supremacist Leaving ESPN

    By PAT EATON-ROBB, AP Sports Writer BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Outspoken ESPN personality Jemele Hill announced Friday that she is leaving the company after 12 years as a commentator, anchor, reporter and writer. Hill attracted attention...

    Milwaukee Officer Involved in NBA Player’s Arrest Fired

    By IVAN MORENO, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee officer involved in the stun gun arrest of Bucks' player Sterling Brown has been fired because of social media posts mocking the incident, the city's...

    A President Without a Country

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] The funerals for two towering American icons, The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin and American hero Arizona Sen. John McCain, happened within days of each other. Dignitaries from around the...

    Friends, Family Remember Botham Jean

    By The Associated Press A 26-year-old Black man killed in his apartment by a White Dallas police officer who said she mistook his apartment for her own was remembered September 13 as a devout Christian...

    April Ryan Calls Omarosa ‘Minister Liar’

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Former White House advisor and reality star Omarosa Manigault Newman and White House journalist April Ryan have been at odds for a while and on Thursday morning, the veteran...

    Baltimore Funeral Director Recalls Laying to Rest ‘A Queen’

    By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Carlton C. Douglass knew he was going to be a part of Aretha Franklin’s August 31 funeral immediately. “Almost the day that she passed away,” the Baltimore radio personality...

    ‘13’ Expect Nixon to React May 17

    The Congressional Black Caucus is holding their annual conference in Washington, D.C. this week. The AFRO is reprinting this 1971 article about the founding members of the Black Caucus meeting with President Richard Nixon,...

    CBCF’s Annual Legislative Conference Has Something for Everyone

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 48th Annual Legislative Conference is taking place from September 12-16 in the District of Columbia and there is something for everyone who attends. The CBC...

    Howard U. Moves Up in Top College Rankings

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] A prestigious news magazine recently released its 2019 rankings of the nation's universities and there was plenty of good news for Howard University. U.S. News and World Report issued its annual...

    Delta Sigma Theta Members Sue Restaurant after Police Called

    By The Associated Press Members of a Black sorority who say a restaurant discriminated against them by calling police have sued the business. The lawsuit by a group of Cleveland-based alumni of Delta Sigma Theta sorority...

    Attorneys for Botham Jean’s family Criticize Affidavit in Dallas Shooting

    By The Associated Press Attorneys for the family of a Black man who was shot and killed by a White Dallas police officer who says she mistook his apartment for hers are criticizing an affidavit...

    White Texas Officer Who ‘Mistook’ Black Neighbor’s Apartment for Her Own Before Killing Him,...

    By The Associated Press A White Dallas police officer who says she mistook her Black neighbor's apartment for her own when she fatally shot him was arrested on a manslaughter charge. Officer Amber Guyger was booked...

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