Five albums to listen to during Black Music Month 

By Michelle Richardson Black History Month isn’t the only time of the year dedicated to the culture. Along with Juneteenth, June is also Black Music Month.  Black Music Month was created by former President Jimmy Carter in 1979 to “celebrate the African American musical influences that comprise an essential part of our nation’s treasured cultural


Elected officials, community leaders and education advocates weigh in on Supreme Court decision to nix affirmative action

By AFRO Staff The Supreme Court eliminated the use of affirmative action in higher education on June 29, siding with the conservative group, Students for Fair Admissions (SF, which alleged discrimination against Asian applicants. The ruling means that race will no longer be considered in the admissions process for colleges and universities across the United


Supreme Court strikes down affirmative action in college admissions and says race cannot be a factor

By Mark Sherman, Associated Press The Supreme Court struck down affirmative action in college admissions, forcing institutions of higher education to look for new ways to achieve diverse student bodies on June 29. The court’s conservative majority overturned admissions plans at Harvard and the University of North Carolina, the nation’s oldest private and public colleges