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Big Ballin: Big ideas fuel a father’s Big Baller Brand and brash business sense

by Bryan Crawford -Contributing Writer-

LaVar Ball is shaking up professional basketball with his outspokenness and plans for his sons, which include likely high NBA draft pick Lonzo and two other budding stars. But how... »

Concern, Controversy Over Trump Presidency Has ‘Country Being Tested In Unprecedented Ways’

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | May 24, 2017 - 2:43:55 PM

WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump swaggered into the second 100 days of his term in office, just as he concluded his first 100 days, with Washington, the seat of the U.S. government, in turmoil. »

Black law enforcement group calls for NFL boycott

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | May 24, 2017 - 2:21:41 PM

The Black law enforcement group has started a petition to boycott the NFL and their sponsors until Mr. Kaepernick is signed. “This is not just about boycotting the NFL. Pick a sponsor and boycott them. Even if you’re not a football fan, just pick a sponsor like McDonald’s and boycott them,” said Mr. Jones. »

Report: one in five Blacks in prison are in for life

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | May 22, 2017 - 5:37:45 PM

According to the report, “Still Life: America’s Increasing Use of Life and Long-Term Sentences,” America’s epic incarceration rates reached new heights last year. On a national average, at least one of every seven people in prison were serving a life or virtual life sentence. »

MOVE: A story of government-sanctioned murder?

by Michael Z. Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | May 22, 2017 - 5:31:17 PM

PHILADELPHIA—May 13, 1985 represents a day that will forever live in infamy. The city, in the midst of a crack epidemic that was reeking havoc on the Black family and community, opted to drop a bomb on the MOVE compound killing six adults and five children. »

Descendants of Tuskegee Experiment subjects emerging from shadows

by AP | May 17, 2017 - 7:04:43 PM

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP)—Decades later, it’s still hard to grasp what the federal government did to hundreds of Black men in rural Alabama even if you’re among their descendants, lighting candles in their memory. »

More Fallout In Trump Administration Follows Ouster Of FBI Director

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | May 17, 2017 - 4:57:25 PM

WASHINGTON—Less than four months in office, and yet another wheel has fallen off the Donald J. Trump presidential train. The president fired FBI Director James Comey May 9, only days after Mr. Comey reportedly requested additional resources to conduct the FBI’s investigation into whether Mr. Trump’s campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election. »

Another Ferguson activist dies under cloud of suspicion

by J.A. Salaam -Staff Writer- | May 17, 2017 - 4:53:47 PM

ST. LOUIS—The activist community in nearby Ferguson, Mo., mourned the loss of Edward Crawford, a friend and fighter for justice. Mr. Crawford was a “front liner” during the Ferguson unrest in 2014 ignited after the killing of Michael Brown, Jr. by former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. »

Nationwide efforts to bail out jailed moms

by Nisa Islam Muhammad -Staff Writer- | May 17, 2017 - 4:51:19 PM

Around the country, activists in 16 cities including Oakland, Los Angeles, St. Petersburg, Montgomery, Memphis, Minneapolis, Durham, and Atlanta bailed out mothers who otherwise would have spent Mother’s Day in a cell simply because they cannot afford bail. »

Farrakhan speaks on Trump, the Time and America's troubles

by Richard B. Muhammad - Editor | May 16, 2017 - 12:09:52 AM

Nation of Islam Minister warns of troubled times and explains why the U.S. is headed for a war she can’t win. »

Trump’s first 100 days in office

by Askia Muhammad -Senior Editor- | May 15, 2017 - 12:14:08 PM

WASHINGTON—Just 100 days into the job, and with precious few of his campaign promises kept, President Donald J. Trump admitted in an interview that being president “is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.” »

No doubt shooter targeted Blacks says survivor of San Diego rampage

by Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | May 11, 2017 - 1:27:31 PM

The family and loved ones of Monique Clark, a Black mother of three fatally shot by a 49-year-old White man during a pool party in San Diego, held memorials in her honor and was raising money online to help cover her burial expenses. »

Exploring the Urban League's 'State of Black America'

by Lenore T. Adkins Special to the AFRO | May 10, 2017 - 10:57:02 AM

Issues that are crucial to Black America, including criminal justice reform, economic empowerment, affordable housing and education, found a forum in early May and will be covered in a televised “The State of Black America” town hall meeting airing later this month on TV One. »

A slap in the face from the Justice Dept.?

by Rhodesia Muhammad -Contributing Writer- | May 10, 2017 - 10:56:31 AM

NEW ORLEANS—The announcement earlier this month by the Department of Justice to not bring federal charges against the two White Baton Rouge police officers for the shooting death of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge proved to be just another slap in the face from the strong arm of the law, argued residents and local activists. »

Justice For Jordan

by Jihad Hassan Muhammad -Contributing Editor- | May 9, 2017 - 1:51:53 PM

The police killing of a Texas teenager incited outrage amid sorrow over his death. The White officer who shot the budding star athlete and honor student is charged with murder. »

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