Juneteenth: Lawmakers push for national holiday

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By AFRO Staff Image by Tumisu from Pixabay The “Juneteenth” celebration marks the date (June 19) in 1865, when enslaved Black Americans in Galveston, Texas were told they were free. They were the last community of enslaved people to be informed of their liberation, more than two and a half years […]

Stacey A. Dixon Could Become The First Black Woman To Serve As The Nation’s No. 2 Intelligence Official After Biden Nomination

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Dixon is currently the deputy director of the Defense Department’s National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2016 in Washington, DC. / Photo Credit: Chip Somedevilla Stacey A. Dixon has been nominated to […]

Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death

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By AMY FORLITI, STEPHEN GROVES, TAMMY WEBBER and STEVE KARNOWSKI People cheer after a guilty verdict was announced at the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin for the 2020 death of George Floyd, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minn…. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was […]

‘He Must Have Been Scared’: Witness Accounts Clash with Those of Police In Slaying of Metro Atlanta Black Man at His Home, Family Demands Bodycam Video Be Released

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Matthew Williams (Credit: Family photo) By Matt Bruce A Georgia family finds itself in crisis, questioning why one of their loved ones was gunned down by police inside his home Monday, April 12. DeKalb County police officers shot and killed Matthew Zadok Williams, a 35-year-old Black man, during a confrontation at […]

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