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Michelle Obama’s Memoir Conveys Lessons of an Eventful Life

By CHEVEL JOHNSON, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama said Friday that her upcoming memoir "Becoming" is a "re-humanization effort"...

3 Maryland Schools to Revoke Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degrees

BALTIMORE (AP) — The University System of Maryland says three universities in the state are rescinding honorary degrees awarded to comedian and actor Bill...

Patriots Sign 1st-Round Draft Pick Isaiah Wynn

By The Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have signed first-round draft pick OL Isaiah Wynn, an offensive lineman from Georgia. Wynn,...

Louisiana State Senators Want National Guard to Leave Border

By The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Democratic state senators pushed legislation Friday asking Gov. John Bel Edwards to recall Louisiana National Guard...

Atlanta Mayor Stops Immigration Cooperation Over Separations

By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's Democratic mayor on Wednesday called the forced separation of migrant families at the country's Southern border...

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OPINION

Democrats Should Consider an Outsider in 2020

By Ty’rique Sims, Special to the AFRO Recently, Howard Schultz announced he will be stepping down as the Executive Chairman of Starbucks. Schultz’s name has...

Restoring Government and Helping Our Nation

By Elijah Cummings Individuals who overcome barriers to “getting ahead” and business leaders who recognize their ability to contribute deserve our admiration.  Yet, even as...

Juneteenth: Freedom’s Promise Still Denied to Blacks Unable to Make Bail

By Matthew Larson June 19 marks Juneteenth, a celebration of the de facto end of slavery in the United States. For hundreds of thousands of African-Americans...

Despite Misleading Attacks, the Choice is Clear: Re-elect Mosby

By AFRO Editorial Staff Early voting in Maryland begins June 14 and Baltimore is faced with one of its most critical elections in many years,...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Shawn Yancy Presents 10th Girl’s Night Out Benefit

By Charise Wallace Special to the AFRO Reporter Shawn Yancy is showcasing her 2018 10th Girl’s Night Out evening of entertainment, fashion and food for...

Netflix’s Top Spokesman Fired Over Use of Racial Slur

By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he fired the company's top spokesman over use of the N-word. The spokesman,...

DuVernay Scores Another Milestone for Black Female Directors

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has checked off another milestone for Black female directors. This week her film "A...

Michelle Obama’s Memoir Conveys Lessons of an Eventful Life

By CHEVEL JOHNSON, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama said Friday that her upcoming memoir "Becoming" is a "re-humanization effort"...

SPORTS

No. 1 Sun: Phoenix Takes Ayton; Trae Young, Doncic Swapped

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Phoenix Suns stayed close to home for their first No. 1 pick. The Dallas...

Patriots Sign 1st-Round Draft Pick Isaiah Wynn

By The Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have signed first-round draft pick OL Isaiah Wynn, an offensive lineman from Georgia. Wynn,...

Swaggy P Backtracks on Legalizing Cocaine

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, pgreen@afro.com Pro canabis supporters were elated to hear the news of Canada’s Senate deciding to legalize marijuana Tuesday. But there’s one...

Trotz Leaving Caps After Stanley Cup Not A Good Look For...

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO By any measure, this is not a good look for the Washington Capitals.  It’s not unprecedented for a...

RELIGION

Where to Get Mental Health Help at Maryland Churches

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO May was Mental Health Month and during the entire month awareness of mental health issues was the focus of...

Black Religious Leaders Criticize Sessions’ Use of Scripture to Justify Separation...

By TRAMON LUCAS, The Associated Press Several prominent members of the Black clergy on June 15 criticized United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions for using the Bible...

New Book Explores Black Christian Experience in White Churches

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Being pregnant is hard enough for any woman. Trying to write a book while you’re pregnant can feel positively...

Ward 8 Faith Leaders Seek to Eradicate Gun Violence

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, jwright@afro.com A group of religious leaders in Ward 8 want to be proactive in putting a stop to violence in...

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