Sad White Civil Rights Rally Dwarfed By Counter Protesters

By Brelaun Douglas, Special to the AFRO August 12 marked the one-year anniversary of last year’s violent, White supremacist “Unite the Right Rally” in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three dead and further elevated racial tensions in...

Rep. Ellison Denies Abuse Allegations from Ex-girlfriend

By Kyle Potter, The Associated Press Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison on Aug. 12 denied an allegation from an ex-girlfriend that he had once dragged her off a bed while screaming obscenities at her — an allegation...

Man Charged with Threatening to Lynch Local NAACP President

The Associated Press A 75-year-old Florida man has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly threatening to lynch the president of a local NAACP. Ronald Wadford was arrested Aug. 9 on two counts of aggravated...

Analysis: One Year On, Trump Still Fuels Racial Divide

By Julie Pace, Steve Peoples and Zeke Miller, The Associated Press There has been no reset, no moment of national healing. One year after blaming "both sides" for violent clashes between White supremacists and counter protesters, President Donald...

Body Found at New Mexico Compound Believed to be Missing Black Boy

By Stephen Groves and Morgan Lee, The Associated Press A severely disabled Georgia boy who authorities say was kidnapped by his father and marked for an exorcism was found buried at the ramshackle compound in the New...

Omarosa Says She Secretly Taped Her Firing, Plays Audio

The Associated Press Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman says she secretly taped her firing by White House chief of staff John Kelly in the Situation Room. And NBC's “Meet the Press” is airing part of...

Kevin Hart Surprised Two D.C. Students With Scholarships in Los Angeles

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO Two students from Washington, D.C., were chosen to receive scholarships through the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) and United Negro College Fund (UNCF), but once they learned that comedian...

D.C. Resident Discusses Casting on T.I’s Newest Reality Show ‘The Grand Hustle’

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO If being a Grammy Award-winning artist, successful media mogul and reality television star isn’t enough, then maybe Atlanta’s very own T.I. might finally be content with his latest business...

Dru Hill Adds Members of Playa to Form Supergroup

By AFRO Staff Fans over the world have sung along to the lyrics of their hit songs such as “Tell Me,” “Sleeping in My Bed,” “Never Make a Promise” and “We’re Not Making Love.” And, this...

More Alleged Police Brutality in East Baltimore Captured on Video

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] As the Baltimore Police Department continues to grapple with various instances of misconduct, yet another incident of alleged police brutality captured on video is going viral. Baltimore Sun The Baltimore Police...

What to Expect for ‘Unite the Right 2’ Rally and Counter Demonstrations

By Brelaun Douglas, Special to the AFRO Aug. 12 will mark the one-year anniversary of “Unite the Right,” a White supremacist and White nationalist rally that occurred in Charlottesville, Va., and resulted in the death of...

Man, 19, Charged with Bludgeoning of Homeless Man

By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO A 19-year-old Baltimore man has been charged with murder in the beating death of a homeless man on Aug. 7. Dion Dixon, 19, of the 1600 block of East Eager...

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