City Counsil President, Brandon Scott, Celebrates WWII US Marine

Raymond Scott celebrated his 94th birthday on Sept. 1 at The First Charity Baptist Church Baltimore along with being honored for his distinguished service as a veteran of World War ll. During the ceremony,...

AFRO Exclusive: Congressman John Lewis Kicks off CBC Week

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Just a day before the bustling streets of downtown D.C. becomes a hub and homecoming for Black politicians, businessmen and go-getters, The Delegate rooftop restaurant was filled with African...

Spiritual Warfare in a Violent City

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Ephesians 6:13 reads, “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.” It seems indisputable...

Bowser, Council Break Ground

By AFRO Staff Earlier this week, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ward 7 Councilmember Vincent Gray, and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) broke ground on two 100 percent affordable housing...

Robert Mugabe, Former Zimbabwe President Who Overthrew White Minority Rule, Dead at 95

By Farai Mutsaka and Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, an ex -guerrilla chief who took power after independence from white minority rule in 1980 and presided over a country whose early...

East Baltimore Film Festival

By AFRO Staff The inFusion East Baltimore Film Festival: Are We Loud Enough? is a film festival created to highlight the resiliency of East Baltimore through the eyes and voices of her artists and people....

Minority Firm Makes Top 100

By AFRO Staff  Cathy L. Mays and Angela Gustus, co-owners of CMAG & Associates, were recently recognized by The Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC) as 2019 Top 100 MBE winners.  This prestigious award recognizes...

Education in the Segregated South: A Determined African American Culture

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia During segregation, Black schools in the South focused on building an environment of success for community children. Educator, activist and youth worker Derrick R. Brooms said black schools served...

Breaking Barriers in Ballet: Misty Copeland Set to Receive Trailblazer Award

By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Newswire Washington Correspondent Misty Copeland had the world of ballet standing still, when she made history as the first Black female principal dancer to the prestigious American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in...

Standing Up for Those Struggling to Survive

By Congressman Elijah Cummings I was hungry; You gave me something to eat Here in Maryland, one of America’s wealthiest States, one in every eight households faces a constant struggle against hunger; more than one in...

Suspicious Death Raises Questions

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO During the last conversation Marlyn Barnes had with his mother Marilyn on Aril 9th, the 30-yeard old father of five had a single goal: to...

Mystics Guard Honored for Leadership

By AFRO Staff Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud has earned the Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award for outstanding efforts in the community throughout the 2018 season and most recent offseason, the WNBA announced today. The award,...

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