By The National Council of Negro Women It is with a heavy heart that NCNW (National Council of Negro Women) announces the passing of Joan Douglas-Jordan on Aug. 25, 2023. Mrs. Douglas-Jordan faithfully served on the NCNW Board of Directors and chaired the Greater Washington Life Member’s Guild. She was also a mentor and advisor
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia (NNPA NEWSWIRE) – Former President Donald Trump, known for his gaslighting statements and actions aimed at fueling the fire of racial animosity, drew criticism from a federal judge for invoking the 1931 Scottsboro Boys case in a bid to delay his upcoming election interference trial.
By Tashi McQueen AFRO Political Writer firstname.lastname@example.org As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars this fall, several Black leaders recently gathered on a virtual call to seek a halt on the policy and stress the negative impact the prohibition could have on Black Americans. “I find
Special to the AFROPhotos by AJ Johnson Each year the Afropunk Festival offers a unique experience of Black culture. This year under the banner, “Circus of Soul,” the festival featured servings of music, film, fashion and art produced by alternative Black artists. The Afropunk Festival originated in 2005 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in
By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia (NNPA NEWSWIRE) – Amidst a news cycle that now routinely features wildfires, a former president’s indictments, and extreme weather events, the world is grappling with the resurgence of COVID-19 as a new and concerning variant, BA.2.86, emerges. This variant, informally dubbed “Pirola,” has ignited alarm among public
By Lea Skene The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police ignored multiple warning signs and failed to take proactive measures in the hours leading up to a mass shooting at a neighborhood block party in July — failures that could indicate officer bias, according to a report examining the city’s response. Two people died
By Howard Fendrich AP Tennis Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Coco Gauff became the first American teenager since Serena Williams more than two decades ago to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals in consecutive years, getting that far this time by beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 on Sept. 3. Gauff asked one of her coaches
By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Tmcqueen@afro.com Baltimore City Councilman James Torrence (D-District 7) recently introduced new legislation, Bill 23-0416, that would create the Baltimore City Office of Returning Citizens. The office would establish and oversee Baltimore’s first Re-entry Action Council (RAC), which would guide and cooperate with the returning citizen’s office. RAC would build
Thousands of teachers rallied in front of the National Assembly in Seoul to demand more legal protections. Earlier that day, mourners gathered at a memorial to pay their respects to a deceased teacher.
With wall-to-wall promotion and a barnstorming flair, India’s governing party is milking the lead-up to this weekend’s summit for all it’s worth.