NATIONAL NEWS

AFRO Cartoonist Accepts Top Award

Kofi Tyus, the AFRO’s long-time cartoonist, receives his first place award in the NNPA’s Annual Merit Awards for Best Editorial Cartoon, at the AFRO’s...

Why Are Some Top Democrats Supporting Hogan Over Jealous?

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Despite an unpopular President and being in a state with a majority of Democratic voters, political veterans say...

Zion Hill Baptist Church Dives into Michigan Water Emergency

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO The Bible encourages us to take care of our fellow man.  Hebrews 13:16 (NIV) states “And do not forget...

NNPA ESSA Educator Spotlight: Millennial Jarren Small Brings Innovation to Education with ‘LegendsDoLive’

By Lynette Monroe, Program Assistant, NNPA ESSA Public Awareness Campaign Jarren Small, a 28 year-old, Missouri City native and community activist, stopped asking, “Why not?” and...

Obama: Today’s Times Are ‘Strange and Uncertain’

By The Associated Press Former U.S. President Barack Obama on July 17 took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging...

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Chasing Profits and Equality

By AFRO Editorial Staff Facebook is a social media network that encourages “members” to share family photos, engage in civil discourse and learn about new...

The Big Jump Project and Druid Park Lake Drive

By Leon F. Pinkett, III, Special to the AFRO As the Baltimore City Councilman for the Seventh (7th) District, I have heard from countless residents...

Another Assault on the Black Press

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. Amid the rush to comprehend the ramifications of a full-scale international trade war initiated by the errant and backward tariff...

The Historic Homes That Tell Our Story

By Brent Leggs, Special to the AFRO “As a youngster visiting my grandmother, spending time within the house and sitting with her on the porch,...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

RAMBLING ROSE

Hello my friends, this has been a great week for outdoor events, for traveling or just sitting on your porch. The weather has been...

Famed Choir Director Showcases Choir Legacy at Eastern High School

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to The AFRO The National Church of God in Fort Washington, Maryland was filled with an eclectic offering of music last...

Baltimore’s Dara Renee Stars in Disney’s Latest ‘Freaky Friday’ Remake

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO When Dara Renee first moved to Baltimore as a young girl, it was a rough transition.  She tells the...

Wine, Spirits and Soul Coming to Baltimore County

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO The Wine Spirits and Soul Festival comes to Towson, Maryland July 14. A fundraiser for Baltimore County’s Black youth,...

SPORTS

Cleveland Police Officer Called Ohio State Players N-Word

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, pgreen@afro.com Multiple Cleveland Police officers were recently exposed for using racial slurs, including use of the “n-word” to describe Black players...

NFL Star Marcell Dareus Sued for Allegedly Giving a Woman Herpes

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor Jacksonville Jaguar star Marcell Dareus is being sued by a woman for allegedly raping her and giving her herpes, according...

Will LeSean McCoy Be Suspended This Season?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk The details surrounding a battery and robbery allegation against Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy are...

LeSean McCoy’s Ex Backtracks Off Accusations

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor The woman who accused NFL star LeSean McCoy of sending goons over to rob her may be backtracking a tad...

RELIGION

Dr. Reginald Lawrence, St. Mark’s Pastor, Dies at 74

By AFRO Staff Rev. Dr. Reginald Lawrence, Pastor of St. Mark’s Institutional Baptist Church died on July 1. He was 74. Dr. Lawrence was installed...

Mother of Girl Declared Dead Twice Slams Doctors at Funeral

By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After battling for more than four years to keep a comatose daughter declared brain dead from...

Mother: Caring for Girl Amid Brain-Death Debate ‘Worth It’

By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mother of a girl at the center of a medical and religious debate over brain death...

Set The Captives Free Outreach Center is Relocating

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO June 25 was a landmark day in the history of Set the Captives Free Outreach Center, of Baltimore County....

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