Baltimore: ‘Trump’s The Real Rat!’

By Jessica Dortch, Afro Staff, [email protected]  There is nothing subtle about President Donald Trump, and his first visit to Baltimore, since his Twitter attack against the city, was anything but that. Several streets were closed in Harbor...

Anton Black: One Year After

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO It’s been exactly a year since Anton Black crossed the Choptank River bridge with his cousin during a carefree day spent wandering around Greensboro, Md....

Maryland Resident Named U.S. Army Colonel

By AFRO Staff Currently, U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Jason Tate, a Pelahatchie native, 1998 Tougaloo College graduate, and a graduate of Northwest Rankin High School, was recently selected for promotion to Colonel and will attend...

THE RUN DOWN

By BE INSPIRED GLOBAL / AFRO.COM Host MICHA GREEN gives us the RUN DOWN on the happenings within the Congressional Black Caucus. #CBCFALC19 #AfroNews #BlackMediaAuthority #BeInspiredGlobal

Karen Boykin-Towns Takes her Talents to Sard Verbinnen

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia Ask Karen Boykin-Towns what motivates her, and you’re sure to get an earful because her list is extensive. After 22 years at Pfizer, and a lifetime of community and...

ALC Panel Stresses Importance of Black Male Voter Turnout

By William J. Ford and Black Press USA Republican Dan Bishop narrowly won a special election this week for a seat in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, which some political analysts point to as a...

Bowie Man Looks to Expand Historically Black Motorcycle Club

By RACHAEL PACELLA, The Capital  BOWIE, Md. (AP) — As a chapter president in one of the nation's oldest African American motorcycle clubs, Rodney "Rhodes" Yancey covers a lot of road. It's called the State Burner's...

Backlash Sinks Magazine Cover Deemed Racist by Many

By Erica R. Williams, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Memphis magazine has pulled its September issue after receiving backlash for what some have called a racist cover. The magazine featured caricatures of three mayoral candidates...

COMMENTARY: Why Would HUD Gut Its Own Disparate Impact Rule?

By Charlene Crowell, NNPA Newswire Columnist Whatever happened to the American Dream of owning a home and giving your children a better life than you experienced as a child? Is this ‘dream’ being deferred or...

Will Toxic Lead Water be the Norm in Poor Cities in America?

By The Westside Gazette The officials will admit there is a lead crisis in the drinking water, in certain parts of the city in Newark New Jersey. This story appears to be similar to the...

Black Press of America Awards Courageous Leaders

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia With a lively and capacity crowd inside the Renaissance DC Downtown Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Sept. 12, National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr....

Dem Seeks Cash for 2020 Challenge of Mississippi GOP Senator

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Democrat who tried to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi last year is seeking money to challenge her again in 2020. Mike Espy...

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