Gillum Surges Ahead in Florida

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] With about two weeks to go before the midterm elections on Nov. 6, Andrew Gillum the Democratic candidate for governor of Florida moved out to a double-digit lead over his...

Fury Over Reported Federal Plan Targeting Transgender People

By DAVID CRARY and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — LGBT leaders are reacting furiously to a report that the Trump administration is considering a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition...

Authorities Hunt for 2nd Suspect in Georgia Police Shooting

By The Associated Press SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Two teenage suspects, including one who is still being sought by police, are facing charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer who...

Morgan School of Business Wins Top Architecture Award

By AFRO Staff The American Institute of Architects’ Baltimore’s chapter named Morgan State University as its top winner during its Excellence in Design Awards ceremony on Oct. 19 at Baltimore’s Center Stage. Morgan copped the top...

D.C. Ranks among Top ‘Foodie’ Destinations

By AFRO Staff Just ahead of the first annual Black Restaurant Week, personal finance website WalletHub reported that Washington, D.C. ranks top in their 2018 Best Foodie Cities in America. Over the years, many have adopted...

Kamala Harris in South Carolina: ‘Fight for … who we are’

By BILL BARROW and MEG KINNARD, Associated Press HOPKINS, S.C. (AP) — Declaring this midterm election year an "inflection point" in American history, Kamala Harris came Friday to South Carolina to tell Democrats that the way...

Ex-FBI Agent Gets 4 years in Prison for Leaking Documents

By AMY FORLITI, Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former FBI agent in Minnesota who admitted leaking classified internal documents to a reporter was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison. Terry James Albury, 39,...

Stadium Vendor Seen in Pizza Spitting Video Pleads Guilty

By The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — A young man who was fired from his job as a food vendor at the Detroit Tigers' home stadium after video surfaced showing him spitting on a pizza...

13 Years Later, Guilty Plea in Post-Katrina Racial Shooting

By Kevin McGill, The Associated Press A White man who fired a shotgun at three African-Americans amid the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans more than 13 years ago pleaded guilty Oct. 17 to...

3rd Florida Ex-officer Imprisoned for Framing Black Suspects

By The Associated Press A third ex-police officer is going to federal prison as part of a conspiracy in a small Florida city to frame Black people for crimes they did not commit. Court records show...

Lawsuit: Teacher Shamed Student over Pledge Protest

By The Associated Press A Connecticut teenager who says she was mocked and shamed for not standing up during the Pledge of Allegiance filed a federal lawsuit this week against her teacher and the school...

Prosecutors: Bill Cosby’s Bid for New Trial is ‘Meritless’

By Maryclaire Dale, The Associated Press Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sex assault case called his bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing "meritless," and asked the judge to deny him a post-trial hearing. Cosby, 81, has asked...
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