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    Reaching Souls One Bun at a Time.

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO It was the first Friday night in October and the Northwestern High School Wildcats would normally be playing another 4A opponent somewhere under the lights in the Maryland...

    Local Students Take A Knee

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the singing of the national anthem in response to police brutality has sparked a national conversation, controversy and trend among other players.  While...

    DMV HBCU Report: Bowie and Morgan State Hold on While Howard Rolls

    By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO The races in the MEAC and CIAA have entered the stretch drive and Bowie State, Howard, and Morgan State needed white-knuckle victories to keep their championship chances alive. ...

    Expunging Cannabis Offenses

    By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO In the wave of marijuana legalization, the war on drugs is left in its wake.  Thousands of people remain incarcerated for cannabis convictions while non-offenders are profiting from cultivating,...

    Pastors For Hogan Coalition Join Growing Democratic Coalition for Hogan

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO A coalition of African-American pastors announced its support for Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.  This proclamation comes at a time when some of the state’s top Democratic veterans privately...

    Fund II Foundation Announces Digital Platform to Help People of Color Gain Access to...

    By Delonte Harrod, Special to the AFRO African-American leaders banded together to rewrite the narrative of diversity in the tech industry. On Oct. 2, at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, Robert F. Smith,...

    Community Members Celebrate Opening of Historic African-American Community Center

    By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO The ribbon cutting to open the new Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center took place on Oct. 6 in the Good Hope neighborhood of Silver Spring, Md. Local officials, residents...

    Local Teen Found After Missing Over a Month

    By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO Janee DeVille, the 15-year-old honors student reported missing by her family on September 4, has now been found safe. DeVille had been missing for over a month after being seen...

    Natural Hair and African Fashion Showcase Raises Awareness for HIV/AIDS

    By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO Floor-length African prints and hair wraps. Locs, braids and afros adorned with pearls, jewels and gold pins. Make-up inspired by the hills of Wakanda. “When Hair Meets Fashion” brought...

    MD Crab Bowl Will Showcase Underclass Talent Starting This Year

    By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO After 11 years the Maryland Crab Bowl high school all star football weekend has become one of the nation’s top showcases for talented players that continue to make...

    17-Year-Old Charged as an Adult in Killing of Soldier

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Army soldier Damon Dickens, 23, was visiting family after completing basic training when he was killed in Southeast Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24—and now 17-year-old Jamal Blocker is being...

    Sister and Mom Trio Celebrate 2nd Anniversary of Smoothies and Business

    By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Note to everyone. Not every business venture with family ends up on Iyanla's “Fix My Life” on OWN. In fact Lauren Williamson, Chanel Grant, and their mother Toya...
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