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No Cash? Salvation Army Now Accepting Mobile Donations

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By KATHLEEN FOODY, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Carolyn Harper made her pitch for donations to the Salvation Army with a smile on her face and a bell in her hand, trying to convince shoppers along Chicago’s busy Michigan Avenue...

PRESS ROOM: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Celebrities, Politicians Electrify Attendees at A. Philip Randolph...

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) addressed members of the A. Philip Randolph Institute last week in Bloomington, Minnesota, near Minneapolis. APRI is one of the nation’s largest organizations of African-American labor union leaders and activists. Rep. Omar invigorated...

BCMC Honors Local Author

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By Jessica Dortch, AFRO Staff Each year, the Baltimore Community Mediation Center (BCMC) recognizes a volunteer who embodies what servant leadership should look like. Based on her dedication and commitment to providing people with a neutral space to vent, BCMC named...

D.C. Community Calendar

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Sat., August 3  CivicFest  This free event combines music, dance, art, volunteer opportunities, fun and thought-provoking workshops and more on Saturday, from 12-8 pm at Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park in Columbia Heights. *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** Wed., ...

Baltimore Community Calendar

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Tues., August 6  For the Culture Trivia Night Trivia Night will never be the same! Come experience Its Blackademic Trivia at Noir Restaurant & Lounge at 5716 York Rd. The trivia is unapologetically black, come out and show your knowledge of...

AFRO Washington D.C. Community Calendar

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Sun., July 28 The Coconut Market Come celebrate African, Asian, Caribbean and Latin-American cultures to create the most unique shopping experience. This free event creates an amazing atmosphere for many people of different ages to be exposed to local small businesses...

AFRO Baltimore Community Calendar

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Sun., July 28 Harbor East Summer Sidewalk Sale 2019 This free event creates a great day to escape mental prisons with some retail therapy with the annual sidewalk sale. Come and enjoy different cocktails and drinks some local restaurants and vendors...

AFRO Community Calendar

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July Black Power Happy Hour Thursdays this Month Come fellowship with Baltimore’s grassroots leaders while supporting a local, Black owned business. This a great way to network, learn and build with great Black minds around Baltimore! Also get in on...

AFRO Community Calendar

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SEFEL Pyramid Model Leadership Training of Trainers. June 20-21, 2019. The Maryland SEFEL Pyramid Model Leadership Team, with MSDE sponsorship, is seeking applications from individuals who meet the criteria outlined below and are interested in becoming certified trainers in (either or...

AFRO Community Connections

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Blackout Poetry Celebrate National Poetry Month.  Create your own poem! No writing required. Instead of starting with a blank page, start with a page full of words and cross out the ones you don't want. Visit the library anytime...

RAMBLING ROSE

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By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone, Happy New Year to you all. I am hoping that this year will be much better than the last for us all. God has blessed us to see another year and...

Building the Faith on a Firm Family Foundation

By Jacquinette D. Murphy, North Dallas Gazette Contributing Writer “I have the BEST job in the world!” Apostle Herman L. Murray recently declared these words to the congregation of the Full Gospel Holy Temple Churches, Incorporated. They were celebrating 57 years...

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