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    AFRO Exclusive Interview: New Film, ‘Coins For Christmas’, Gives the Gift of Laughs...

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C., [email protected] Despite the religious history behind the celebration of Christmas, the holiday season’s message has been transformed to one of spending and gift-giving.  TV One’s “Coins for Christmas,” however, flips...

    Howard Fine Arts Professor Shows How African Dance Chronicled History

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Dance as viewed through our modern lens is centered on entertainment. You can hardly look at a music video, sports game or viral clip that doesn’t involve the latest...

    Nancy Wilson, Grammy Winning Jazz Singer, Dies at 81

    By ANDREW DALTON and HILLEL ITALIE, Associated Press Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. Wilson, who retired from touring...

    Hyattsville Appoints First Black, First Woman and First LGBT as Chief of Police

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] There’s a new chief in town, and she’s spreading Black Girl Magic and a lot of firsts in Hyattsville, Md.  Amal Awad is the first Black, first woman and...

    ArtsCentric Musical Retells the Most Famous Story of All

    By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Literary great Langston Hughes was known for telling stories of everyday life. He captured the life of Black people through poetry, plays, and writings using common vernacular. His...

    Toppled Trees, Swift Water, Have Killed Many During Florence

    By The Associated Press Florence — which was once a hurricane and now is a tropical depression — is being blamed for at least 32 deaths in the Carolinas and Virginia. 25 were in North...

    Racism Quickly Becomes an Issue in Florida Governor’s Race

    By The Associated Press Racism immediately became an issue in the Florida governor's race Wednesday as both nominees made predictions: The Democrat said voters aren't looking for a misogynist, racist or bigot, while the Republican...

    Meet Josiah Henson, the Former Slave Who May Have a Maryland School Named After...

    By Kamau High, AFRO Managing Editor, [email protected] The president of the Montgomery Council is trying to change the name of a school in North Bethesda to that of a former slave, who was the basis for the...

    AFRO Now Available on Apple News

    By AFRO Staff The AFRO American Newspaper is now available on Apple’s News app. The app, built into all iPhones and iPads, allows users to access news from around the world for free. The AFRO is...

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