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Former AFRO Paperboy 92, Killed in Hit and Run

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Special to the AFRO Cornelious Burton Weeks Jr. (September 28, 1927- February 07, 2020) was born in Washington D.C. to Cornelious Burton Weeks Sr. and Lillian Roger Weeks, at Columbia Hospital for Women. He grew up between D.C. and Fairmont...

‘Sewing From the Soul’ With Catherine Wooten

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By Jessica Dortch Production Editor [email protected] What makes Catherine Wooten so incredible isn’t the accolades and head nods from fashion and textile industry professionals; it is the fact that every quilt she creates is a special piece of herself. “When I give...

“I Am More Than My Hair” Wins “Best Documentary Short” At ‘Through Women’s Eyes’...

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Alyscia Cunningham’s powerful new film tells the inspirational stories of females who experienced hair loss due to a health-related condition. SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND—Filmmaker Alyscia Cunningham’s empowering documentary, I Am More Than My Hair won the “Best Documentary Short” award at...

Race and Politics: Coronavirus Was Never a Hoax

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] I’ve never experienced a more pervasive feeling of anxiety permeating our country in my lifetime than this week’s explosion of the coronavirus pandemic in America. In a few days we’ve seen every avenue of life in...

Black Women and the Vote: Words Were the Weapons of Harper’s War

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By Leonard Sparks Special to the AFRO Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was allegedly born “free,” but two years after the Civil War ended the by-then famed writer, abolitionist, suffragist and lecturer gave a speech condemning the post-war reality for Blacks in...

Civil Rights Leaders Fight for Black Americans

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By AFRO Staff The nation’s leading civil rights organizations have requested an urgent meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer regarding racial equity in the coronavirus response proposal. The leaders include Marc H. Morial, president and...

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