NATIONAL NEWS

Rosanell Eaton, Queen Mother of Voting Rights, Dies at 97

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Considered a Queen Mother and a leader in the struggle and movement for freedom, justice and equality, Rosanell...

PRESS ROOM: Public Charge Rule Undermines Human Rights, Harms Families and Communities

(December 10, 2018, Washington, DC) –Today, the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty joined the close to 190,000 other commenters in submitting a comment opposing...

Cosby Lawyers Detail 11 Alleged Trial Errors As They Appeal

By MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers detailed nearly a dozen alleged legal errors Tuesday, including the judge's decision to send the...

Michelle Obama Surprises Detroit Students at Motown Museum

By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Michelle Obama surprised a group of Detroit college students on Tuesday afternoon, walking into the Motown Museum as...

Gunman Kills 4, Then Himself, After Mass at Brazil Cathedral

By PETER PRENGAMAN and C.H. GARDINER, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass on...

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Our Democracy Restored – Building on the Foundation of 2018

Submitted to the AFRO by Congressman Elijah Cummings Our Democratic Mandate On Election Night last month, I observed that the emerging American majority that we were witnessing...

Save Monarch Academy Baltimore, Save Baltimore Families

Submitted to the AFRO by Terry Jones If Monarch Academy Baltimore, a Baltimore City public charter school, is closed, Baltimore students will lose a safe,...

Baltimore’s Christmas Gift to Atlanta

Submitted to the AFRO by Rev. Dr. Kevin A. Slayton, Sr. Although the times have changed many of the conditions that impact black folk have...

Letter from Birmingham Jail

By Dr. Matthew V. Johnson Sr., PhD. In late January 2017, armored vehicles were deployed in Pratt City, Birmingham, Alabama, where I serve as pastor...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

2018 Breakthrough: John David Washington, ‘Black KkKlansman’

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — John David Washington comes from a strong acting lineage, but he has carved out his...

Cosby Lawyers Detail 11 Alleged Trial Errors As They Appeal

By MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers detailed nearly a dozen alleged legal errors Tuesday, including the judge's decision to send the...

Nick Cannon Sees Irony In The Way Oscars Handled Kevin Hart

By GARY GERARD HAMILTON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Cannon isn't just defending his friend and fellow comedian Kevin Hart over the Oscars hosting...

New Film Honors the Life of Harriet Tubman

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia When one speaks of freedom fighters, Harriet Tubman’s name should always be among the first – if not...

SPORTS

Shaquille O’Neal Bringing Shaq’s Fun House to Super Bowl

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal has been to enough parties before Super Bowls to know that he can do much better. "I've...

Sexton, Thompson Helps Cavaliers Rout Wizards 116-101

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The rookie scored a decisive win over the five-time All-Star in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 116-101 victory over the...

Senate Passes Bill to Honor Baseball Pioneer Larry Doby

By The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to honor former Cleveland Indians center-fielder Larry Doby, the American League's first...

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray is Named the AP Player of the...

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Oklahoma's Kyler Murray won The Associated Press college football Player of the Year on Thursday, becoming the second...

RELIGION

Gunman Kills 4, Then Himself, After Mass at Brazil Cathedral

By PETER PRENGAMAN and C.H. GARDINER, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass on...

Empowerment Temple AME Church Appoints Interim Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Ann Lightner Fuller will serve as interim pastor of Empowerment Temple AME Church for 30 days, beginning Dec. 9, while a...

Baltimore’s Christmas Gift to Atlanta

Submitted to the AFRO by Rev. Dr. Kevin A. Slayton, Sr. Although the times have changed many of the conditions that impact black folk have...

Greater Harvest Baptist Church Blesses the Community for Christmas

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO Christmas time is finally here, the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, and everyone is getting...

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