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    Neo-Nazi Convicted in Killing of Woman in Interracial Couple

    By Jacques Billeaud, The Associated Press A neo-Nazi was convicted Jan. 9 of murder and other charges for trying to kill a Black man and fatally shooting the man's White girlfriend after a 2009 dispute at a...

    Paper Apologizes for Coverage of Wrongly Accused Groveland 4

    By The Associated Press A Florida newspaper is apologizing for coverage seven decades ago that helped give credence to the false narrative that four young African-American men had raped a White woman in central Florida. The Orlando...

    From the AFRO Archives, Jan. 11, 1969

    The U.S. Congress seated on Jan. 3, is the most diverse in the nation's history. But, 50 years ago this week, Adam Clayton Powell, the legendary congressman from Harlem and the pastor of Harlem's...

    Black Leadership is Celebrated at CBC Swearing In

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The who’s who of Black politics and - well - politics in general - were in attendance at the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Swearing In Ceremony, and bolstered by...

    Minorities Poised to Take Advantage of Oil and Gas Boom

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia  For African-Americans and Latinos, the path to upward mobility in the oil and gas industry remains filled with both hurdles and hope. A 2017 U.S. Labor Department analysis revealed...

    African American Chefs Break the Glass Ceiling in the Culinary World

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The culinary business world is as cut throat as any other. It’s also known as an industry that hasn’t always allowed for much diversity in management and ownership...

    Eyeing 2020, Harris Addresses Prosecutorial Past in Memoir

    By JUANA SUMMERS ,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As she nears a decision on whether to seek the presidency, Sen. Kamala Harris is taking on what could be a hurdle in a Democratic primary: her...

    Florida Felons Rejoice After Regaining Their Right To Vote

    By JOSHUA REPLOGLE and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON , Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The normally humdrum bureaucracy of registering to vote brought tears to the eyes of some Floridians on Tuesday when most felons...

    Men Authorities Believe Responsible For the Death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes Charged With Murder

    HOUSTON (AP) — Texas authorities filed a capital murder charge Tuesday against a black man they believe fired the bullet that killed a 7-year-old black girl in a drive-by shooting her family initially believed...

    TV Meteorologist Loses Job Amid Furor Over Apparent MLK Slur

    By The Associated Press ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A TV meteorologist accused of using an on-air racial slur in reference to Martin Luther King Jr. is out of a job. A video posted to social media...

    Black American National Security & Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders

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    Fitzgerald Ends Effort to Become Baltimore’s Next Police Commissioner

    By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO The continuing turmoil plaguing the city’s efforts to select a new police commissioner hit a major snag today, when Mayor Catherine Pugh’s pick Ft. Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald...

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