Health Insurance On Demand? Some Are Betting On It

By TOM MURPHY, AP Health Writer A startup is trying to shake up health insurance by letting customers buy some of their coverage only when they need it. Bind Benefits has designed insurance that gives patients coverage...

Baltimore Reaches 300 Murders For Fourth Year In a Row

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Despite moderate decreases in crime across the board in 2018, for the fourth year in a row Baltimore has reached the 300 homicide mark. Over the weekend (Dec. 15) at about...

Mayor Eyes Overhauling Racetrack Without Moving Preakness

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Endorsing a proposed $424 million overhaul of the Baltimore track that hosts the Preakness Stakes, Mayor Catherine Pugh says the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown wouldn't...

Top Of Mind: ‘Justice’ Is Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Year

By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle...

US Conducts 6 Airstrikes Against Somalia Extremists, 62 Dead

By The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military says it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 al-Shabab extremist rebels. In a statement issued...

Trump Administration Forced to Forgive $150M in Student Loans

By AFRO Staff After a more than year-long delay, the U.S. Department of Education will cancel $150 million in debt owed by defrauded students, the agency announced Dec. 13. Under borrower protection regulation established under President...

Gordon Parks Exhibit Showcases Photographer’s Evolving Vision and Genius

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Gordon Parks has left an indelible mark on Black culture and the broader contemporary culture. Born in Kansas in 1912, the renowned photographer documentarian, filmmaker and author has created works...

Applying Racial Bias During Jury Selection is an American Tradition

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia “One of the most pernicious forms of racial discrimination and injustice in the United States criminal justice system is the racially-motivated use of prosecutorial peremptory challenges during the...

Visionary Freedom Fighter Don Rojas Recounts a Life of Service

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia A phone conversation with Don Rojas can easily begin with the subtlest of greetings – a friendly “hello,” and good to hear from you. But any conversation of length...

NAACP Poll Reveals How Black Voters Cast their Ballots

NNPA Newswire Staff Report With voter fraud and voter suppression the talk of the midterms, the Advancement Project at the NAACP national office joined with the African American Research Collaborative to provide the first comprehensive...

Remove or Keep a Statue? South Africa Debates Painful Legacy

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A hulking statue of a late 19th century white leader, with a cane and top hat, has been a flashpoint for cultural conflict in South Africa for years....

AFRO Exclusive Interview: New Film, ‘Coins For Christmas’, Gives the Gift of Laughs...

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C., [email protected] Despite the religious history behind the celebration of Christmas, the holiday season’s message has been transformed to one of spending and gift-giving.  TV One’s “Coins for Christmas,” however, flips...
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