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    Wisconsin Refugee Works to Reunite With his Family

    By The Associated Press APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A Congolese refugee who resettled in Wisconsin is working to reunite with his family. The Post-Crescent reports that 33-year-old Heritier Muhorana of Appleton has been working with World...

    ‘Magic’ Campaign Lands 17 Black Women on Houston Courts

    By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's courts are going to be a lot more diverse thanks to a group of 17 African-American women and their "magic." The women, who were part of...

    Pressley Officially Massachusetts’ 1st Black Congresswoman

    By WILLIAM J. KOLE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Ayanna Pressley didn't campaign to make history, but she did on Tuesday, officially becoming Massachusetts' first Black woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. The Democrat...

    Black Candidates Win Sheriff, DA in Largest Alabama County

    By The Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Black candidates have been elected for the first time to two top law enforcement positions in Alabama's most populous county, with both advocating new approaches to the...

    Dutch Convict 34 for Blocking Anti-Racism Demonstrators

    The Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A court in the Netherlands convicted 34 people Friday for blocking a highway to prevent anti-racism demonstrators from protesting at a festive parade featuring the Dutch version...

    Michelle Obama had Miscarriage, Used IVF to Conceive Girls

    By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says she felt "lost and alone" after suffering a miscarriage 20 years ago and she and Barack Obama underwent in vitro fertilization to conceive their...

    More Crossing US-Mexico Border Come From Far-Flung Lands

    By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The young man traversed Andean mountains, plains and cities in buses, took a harrowing boat ride in which five fellow migrants drowned, walked through thick jungle...

    Author Barry Fletcher Releases Second Printing of Book on President Barack Obama’s Two Presidential...

    By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO Author, CEO and entrepreneur, Barry Fletcher released the second printing of his latest book "President Barack Obama’s Two Tremendous Terms: Monthly Political Chronicle 2008-2016" in January of this year....

    COMMENTARY: ‘One Mistake Away’ From Homelessness

    By Lee Eric Smith, The New Tri-State Defender, [email protected] Admit it: Sometimes you go out of your way to avoid a homeless person. So do I. I’m not proud to say it, but it’s true. If I...

    Facebook Blocks 115 Accounts Ahead of US Midterm Elections

    By KELVIN CHAN, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected "coordinated inauthentic behavior" linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections. The social media company shut down...

    20-Year-Old Guru Develops Chatbot to Increase Texas’ Early Voting Turnout

    By Jeffrey L. Boney, Houston Forward Times Associate Editor Regardless of whether you like the results of the midterm elections or not, there is one positive story coming out of Texas that everyone should like,...

    Vote for Justice, Equality and Democracy

    By Camille O. Cosby, Special to NNPA Newswire My husband, Bill Cosby, was recently victimized by a malicious District Attorney and an equally vicious judge. This is not the first time that my husband has...

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