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Apple, Google Release Pandemic Apps

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By Matt O’Brien Associated Press On May 20, Apple and Google released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to...

Maximize Your Virtual Healthcare Visit

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By BlackHealthMatters  Social distancing recommendations have forced us to change the way health care is being delivered. Virtual health care visits allow providers to see...

African-American Dating App, Tagged, to Rollout Live Video

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By PRNewswire The Meet Group, a leading provider of interactive livestreaming solutions, has created two new features designed to help users connect while maintaining proper...

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Apple, Google Release Pandemic Apps

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By Matt O’Brien Associated Press On May 20, Apple and Google released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to...

Maximize Your Virtual Healthcare Visit

By BlackHealthMatters  Social distancing recommendations have forced us to change the way health care is being delivered. Virtual health care visits allow providers to see...

CVS Health Expands Drive-Thru Testing Sites to Michigan

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By AFRO Staff CVS Health announced the launch of a new rapid COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Dearborn, Mich., in conjunction with federal and state...

America’s Oldest Civil Rights Organization – The Prince Hall Masons

By Larry S. Gibson The Prince Hall Masons are American’s oldest civil rights organization.  The American colonies declared independence from England in 1776.    Prince Hall...

Zenger News Exclusive-More Unrest with Protesters Following the Death of George Floyd

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Urgent Call: Establish Federal Office of Men’s Health

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By Men’s Health Network Nearly every person in America is affected in one way or another by the COVID-19 pandemic. However men and women in...

Commentary on Ahmaud Arbery: ‘We’re Under Attack,’ Armor of God

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By Rev. George C. Gilbert Jr. Rev. George C. Gilbert Jr. is the Assistant to the Pastor and Director of the Music Ministry at Holy...

The Well: Understanding the Power of Gratitude

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By Andi Pyatt “The Well” is a recurring column to remind us of the power we possess in mind, body and spirit. Managing our anxiety has...

OP-ED: A Warning to Joe Biden and the Democratic Party About...

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By Quardricos Bernard Driskell There is one profound truth this coming November - the Democratic Party knows it needs the support of black voters to...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

African-American Dating App, Tagged, to Rollout Live Video

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By PRNewswire The Meet Group, a leading provider of interactive livestreaming solutions, has created two new features designed to help users connect while maintaining proper...

Universal Music Group Announces The Launch Of Def Jam AFRICA

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New label group dedicated to supporting the best in African hip-hop talent and culture across the continent Label launch roster includes some of Africa’s most...

The Ailey Spirit Gala First-Ever Global Broadcast

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THE AILEY SPIRIT GALA FIRST-EVER GLOBAL BROADCAST THURSDAY, JUNE 11 AT 7:30PM ET Still, We Dance Virtual Benefit Made Possible by WarnerMedia Presents Eternity Premiere with...

BROMO Arts District Awards Artist Relief Funds to 24 Recipients

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BALTIMORE – The Bromo Arts and Entertainment District has awarded emergency relief grants to twenty-four artists who live or work in its Downtown Baltimore district....

SPORTS

NFL Announces Major Steps to Incentivize Teams to Hire Minorities for...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia National Football League teams must now interview at least two minority candidates for head coaching positions under...

Vanderbilt’s Lee Becomes SEC’s 1st Woman Athletic Director

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By TERESA M. WALKER,  AP Sports Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has removed the interim title, making Candice Storey Lee the first woman to...

Documentary Stamps Prince George’s Basketball Skills

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] Although it is a Maryland suburb with one of some of America’s wealthiest Blacks per capita, Prince George’s County is...

NNPA Exclusive: Iconic Entertainer and Entrepreneur, Ice Cube, Speaks to the...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Like very few others, Ice Cube is celebrated for his groundbreaking accomplishments in music, film, sports and...

RELIGION

Commentary on Ahmaud Arbery: ‘We’re Under Attack,’ Armor of God

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By Rev. George C. Gilbert Jr. Rev. George C. Gilbert Jr. is the Assistant to the Pastor and Director of the Music Ministry at Holy...

Bethlehem Nativity Church Reopens After Coronavirus Closure

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By The Associated Press BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Bethlehem's storied Church of the Nativity reopened to visitors on Tuesday, after a nearly three-month closure...

AFRO Exclusive: Past IMA Presidents On 2020 IMA Endorsement

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In any organization that is worth its salt and is about the enhancement of the beloved community, it must always exude integrity, be tenacious...

Defying Order, Baltimore Pastor Holds Services

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By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — A prominent Baltimore pastor said he would continue to hold two services each Sunday for up to 250...

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