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    Chadwick Boseman of ‘Black Panther’ to Deliver Howard’s Commencement Address

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The “Black Panther” is taking over Howard University, delivering the Washington, D.C. school’s commencement address on May 12. Chadwick Boseman, an actor and Howard alum, will also receive an...

    Local Students Step Up on Gun Control

    By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO About 200 youth and administrators from area schools made up a diverse audience who attended the “Town Hall for Our Lives,” in Washington, D.C. April 11. It was organized...

    The Black Press and the Baltimore ’68 Riot

    By E. R. Shipp, Special to the AFRO Part 2 This is the second and final part of a series documenting how the AFRO and other news publications covered the Baltimore ’68 Riot. In some cities, civil disorders...

    Was the Ravens’ Signing of RGIII a Slap in Kaepernick’s Face?

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  The Baltimore Ravens announced April 4 the signing of former Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, sending social media into an instant frenzy.  But the buzz behind Griffin’s signing wasn’t about...

    Erin J. Gilbert’s Job is to Archive Black Art for the Smithsonian

    By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Erin J. Gilbert recalls the wise advice of a former mentor who told her, “Nothing matters besides acquisitions, exhibitions and publication.” In the world of fine art, the value...

    Remembering the Baltimore Riot of ‘68

    By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO “My God, there’s going to be some action this summer,” the AFRO reported April 6, 1968. The quote is from an unnamed youth on Pennsylvania Avenue. The AFRO reporting of the...

    Rally to End Racism Stirs Thousands To ACT NOW

    By Tilesha Brown, Special to the AFRO ACT Now. Take a stand. That was the order of the day. And as thousands converged onto the National Mall in Washington, D.C. April 4 to rally for the end of...

    Gilman Senior Accepted to Every Ivy League School

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Anxiety is pervasive in the hearts and minds of millions of high school seniors across the nation, as college acceptance and rejection letters are being mailed out, carrying the hopes...

    DC Funeral Home Mulls Move to Maryland

    For 30 years, Ronald Taylor II Funeral Homes in Northeast, D.C. has served a predominantly Black clientele, but as gentrification increasingly pushes Blacks out of the city and into Prince George’s County, Taylor is...

    2018: The Year of Frederick Douglass

    The governor’s reception room at the Maryland State House in Annapolis was packed as Gov. Larry Hogan proclaimed 2018 the Year of Frederick Douglass. The Feb. 13 announcement marked the bicentennial of the birth...

    Korean Veteran Shares the Ups and Downs of Life as a Black Soldier

    On June 25, 1950, about 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army crossed the 38th parallel, a boundary that separated the north’s Soviet-backed Democratic Republic of Korea and the south’s pro-Western Republic of...

    Hogan’s $100M Offer to HBCU’s Described as an “Insincere Gesture”, “Slap-in the Face”, “Peanuts”

    In a letter addressed to the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland Chairwoman Cheryl Glenn this week, Gov. Larry Hogan signaled a willingness to resolve the decade-long Maryland HBCU Equity lawsuit. Hogan offered Maryland’s HBCU’s...

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