Thousands Celebrate D.C. Emancipation Day

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It may have been overcast during most of Saturday, but that didn’t seem to damper the spirits of the thousands of people who gathered at the Freedom Plaza to...

‘Don’t Be Late for Poetry’

Baltimore has some of the most talented, raw, award-winning poets in the nation. In acknowledgement of National Poetry Month. The AFRO kicked off our celebration at “Don’t Be Late for Poetry,” a collaborative event...

Stop Fighting Poverty— End It

Submitted to the AFRO by George Jones There are enough resources, technology and brain power to completely break the cycle of poverty in this region in 20 to 25 years. And breaking the cycle of poverty...

Award-Winning Actor Portrays `Douglass Now’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Smith, known for his roles in the Spike Lee Films, “Do the Right Thing,” “Malcolm X,” Summer of Sam,” and “School Daze,” among others, as well his portrayal of Black...

From Snoop Dogg to President Obama: Tributes to Community Activist Nipsey Hussle

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor Nipsey Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was shot to death in Los Angeles on March 31 outside of his store Marathon Clothing. He was 33. Though...
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