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AFRO Editors: Greg Dale, news editor; Avis Thomas-Lester, executive editor; Rev. Dorothy Boulware,  managing editor; Ronald Taylor, copy editor.
AFRO Editors: Greg Dale, news editor; Avis Thomas-Lester, executive editor; Rev. Dorothy Boulware, managing editor; Ronald Taylor, copy editor. (AFRO Photo)
Happy Holidays from the AFRO
Originally published December 19, 2013

The AFRO's editors share Christmas memories from the past and discuss the gifts that they would like to receive this year. more More Arrow

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Former D.C. Councilman Frank Smith.
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Lea Adams Ashby and Wally Ashby at the DC Statehood rally before the 5oth anniv March on Washington.
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African American historian Carroll “CR” Gibbs.
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- From the statehouses of Florida and North Carolina to the highways, streets, drives, boulevards, ways, courts and other roadways named after Dr. Martin Luther King, this summer has witnessed a resurgence of African American protests and civic action. more More Arrow

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Minimum Wage.
- Is it any wonder that hundreds of fast food workers across the country this week are walking out and striking at their jobs demanding to form a union and to have their wages increased to as much as $15 an hour? From California to New York their chant can be heard: “We can’t survive on $7.25.”more More Arrow

Alvin Duplessis, 10, left, and Thomas McGriff, 5, foreground, hold signs with others from the Watson Memorial Teaching Ministries Church of New Orleans, at a rally held in reaction to the recent George Zimmerman acquittal in New Orleans, Saturday, July 20, 2013. The Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network organized
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