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Sunday at Noon – A Time For Maryland To Pray

The Governor has called on Marylanders to pray and reflect this Sunday, April 5 at noon in response to COVID-19.  Please get the word out to your congregations and friends to be praying and if feasible tune in to your online services...

News Release: Why Disadvantaged Populations are at Greater Health Risk from COVID-19 – and...

By Dr. Beth St. Jean / UMD iSchool The World Health Organization (WHO) Constitution, drafted in 1946 and accepted by the U.S. in 1948, states: “The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights...

AFRO Facts – U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams

By AFRO.COM / BE INSPIRED GLOBAL Host Micha Green Talks U.S Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams and his contributions to COVID-19 prevention.

Brown Presides Over Historic Stimulus Package Vote

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Maryland Congressman Anthony Brown (D- District 4) has been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 battle.  The fourth District Representative was front and center as Congress approved a multi-trillion dollar stimulus package.    As the U.S....

Northwestern Hoops Coach Falls To COVID-19

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Northwestern High School head basketball coach and counselor Terrance Burke died as a result of the COVID-19 virus over the weekend.  Burke’s passing was confirmed by Dr. Monica Goldson, the chief executive officer of...

Strange Times as Semester Resumes Virtually

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] For most college students, the post spring break weeks leading toward the final days of the semester are filled with lofty expectations and big hopes for the future.  However, these unprecedented times have led...

Passing of Professor David C. Driskell

Dear Prince George's Arts Community, The Driskell Center has just informed the community of the passing of Professor David C. Driskell on April 1st, 2020 at the age of 89. Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council sends its condolences to...

Former AFRO Paperboy, 92, Killed in Hit and Run

Special to the AFRO Cornelious Burton Weeks Jr. (September 28, 1927- February 07, 2020) was born in Washington D.C. to Cornelious Burton Weeks Sr. and Lillian Roger Weeks, at Columbia Hospital for Women. He grew up between D.C. and Fairmont...

Maryland Governor Says COVID-19 Increases are ‘Frightening’

By The Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A COVID-19 outbreak at a Maryland nursing home contributed to an increase in virus cases Sunday across the state that the governor described as "frightening."  Maryland health officials reported that overall cases around...

Braveboy Leads Change To State’s Hate Crime Prosecutions

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] After the prosecution of Sean Urbanski for the murder of Army 2nd Lt. Richard Collins III on the University of Maryland campus in 2017, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy promised to push...

MGM National Harbor Donates Food To Charity

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] A local non profit agency hit the jackpot to feed needy D.M.V. residents after MGM National Harbor was forced to shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Nourish Now, a food recovery organization with a...

FedEx Field Becomes COVID-19 Screening Center

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] The home of Washington’s National Football League franchise will play a role in the defense of the DMV in its battle against the COVID-19 virus.  FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland has been set up...

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