NATIONAL NEWS

Marian Wright Edelman Transitions from President of the Children’s Defense Fund to New Role...

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Marian Wright Edelman, a lifelong advocate for children, the poor and civil rights, will transition from President of the...

Only Black Woman-Owned Beef Jerky Manufacturer in the Country is a Supplier for the...

Jachin, AL (BlackNews.com) -- Marjorie's Beef Jerky is currently shipping to Major League Baseball teams (including to Cincinnati Reds pitcher, Amir Garrett, who loves...

Korean War Veteran Gets a New Home

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com After years of struggling in poverty and living in a dilapidated house, Pfc. Thomas Pressley, who served in the...

Death of Black Security Guard Brings Call for Investigation

By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago alderman called Tuesday for Cook County prosecutors to investigate the fatal shooting of a black...

American Red Cross: Help Fight A Blood Shortage

DRO Headquarters. Red Cross employee Bob Otwell prepares blood products including FFP, Whole Blood and Platelets for distribution to nearby hospitals. These blood products...

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Our Vote: More Than A Desire for History, The Very Strides...

Submitted to the AFRO by Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) The midterm election was nothing short of historic and yet again, our community is leading the...

COMMENTARY: From a Digital Desert to an Entrepreneurial Hub

Submitted to the AFRO by Harry C. Alford and Kay DeBow The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) has launched a prototype project that, if...

Election 2018:  Off to the Racists

Submitted to the AFRO by Raynard Jackson The sky is blue, the sun rises in the east & sets in the west, Hillary Clinton lost...

COMMENTARY: ‘One Mistake Away’ From Homelessness

By Lee Eric Smith, The New Tri-State Defender, lesmith@tsdmemphis.com Admit it: Sometimes you go out of your way to avoid a homeless person. So do I. I’m...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Curtiss Cook On The Power of Family

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Beyond a doubt, actor Curtiss Cook has mastered the art of the hustle. The Ohio born and raised...

Artmattan Lands U.S. Rights to UK Race Drama ‘No Shade’ (EXCLUSIVE)

By AFRO Staff Artmattan Productions has acquired U.S. rights to Clare Anyiam-Osigwe’s romantic feature film debut No Shade, produced by BUFF Originals - the production...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “I hope you never lose your sense of wonder. You get your fill to eat but always keep...

African Diaspora Film Festival Takes on ‘Who is Black in America?’

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia The 26th annual installment of the African Diaspora International Film Festival promises to tackle the topic: “Who is...

SPORTS

Only Black Woman-Owned Beef Jerky Manufacturer in the Country is a...

Jachin, AL (BlackNews.com) -- Marjorie's Beef Jerky is currently shipping to Major League Baseball teams (including to Cincinnati Reds pitcher, Amir Garrett, who loves...

Another Viewpoint: African-American Quarterbacks in the NFL

By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO Few people know the history of African-American quarterbacks in the NFL. This question has come to me, and...

James’ Dunk Lifts Lakers to 107-106 Win Over Hawks

By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyson Chandler had quite a week with the Lakers. Plucked from last-place Phoenix, Chandler played a key...

Documentary to Feature School Backed by LeBron James

By The Associated Press AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school backed by NBA star LeBron James will be the subject of a feature-length documentary. The...

RELIGION

A Memorial Or a Dicey Mix of Church and State?

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com For almost a century, Peace Cross has stood in the District of Columbia suburbs, as a symbol to recognize...

Gethsemane Baptist Installs a New Pastor

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO 2018  has been a great year for Gethsemane Baptist Church on Francis St., in West Baltimore; it’s the year...

National Capital Baptist Convention Supports Northeast Maglev

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com In hopes of providing more jobs and opportunities for residents of the region, the National Capital Baptist Convention (NCBC)...

Talks of Race and Religion at the Newseum

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Yolanda Pierce, Ph.D., dean of the School of Divinity at Howard University hosted a panel discussion called “Race,...

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