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    The Demolition of Gilmor Homes Underway

    By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO There’s no horizon from the center of Gilmor Homes. Brick apartment blocks stretch out in every direction. There’s a park in the center. The picnic tables lie ruined. Rusty...

    Hughley Brings “The Funny” To IMPROV

    By M.P. Stone, Contributing Editor, Texas Metro News D.L. Hughley truly did “bring it” this past weekend at the Addison Improv and he brought four more of the fun­niest men on the planet with him. It...

    AFRO Exclusive Commentary: Catherine Pugh Is My Friend

    By Paul Coates, Special to AFRO In the matter of the U.S. Department of Justice vs. Catherine Pugh, I am not a disinterested party. I'm very interested, and for the last 9 months, I have watched...

    Toni Braxton Is In the Holiday Spirit with Lifetime Movie

    By GARY GERARD HAMILTON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Toni Braxton has been nominated for Grammys again for her latest album, but these days the singer is also focusing on acting — and flexing her...

    Civil Rights Activist the Rev. Clay Evans Dead at age 94

    By AFRO Staff Prominent Chicago minister and gospel music singer the Rev. Clay Evans, a civil rights activist who embraced Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he expanded his movement out the South, is dead...

    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...

    3 Maryland Men Exonerated After 36 Years In Prison

    By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Three men incarcerated for 36 years in Maryland were exonerated Monday in the slaying of a Baltimore teenager after a review of their case. Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and...

    NNPA NEWSWIRE EXCLUSIVE: Bill Cosby Speaks from Prison

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia November 24, 2019 — Bill Cosby breaks his silence, granting his first exclusive interview since beginning his sentence at SCI-Phoenix, a maximum-security Pennsylvania penetentiary near Philadelphia. Today, in...

    Students Rally in Maryland’s Capital to Resolve Longstanding HBCU Lawsuit

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Students and alumni from Maryland’s four historically black colleges rallied near the state Capitol building in a call for a resolution to a 13-year-old federal lawsuit over...

    A Virtual Tour Of D.C.’s Civil Rights History

    By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia Office of Planning and Historic Preservation Office (HPO) launched a web-based heritage trail last month to recognize and honor the history of the African American...

    State Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam Announces Retirement

    By The Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam is retiring. The Baltimore County Democrat made the announcement Sunday in a letter to Senate leadership. The 80-year-old lawmaker is citing health issues. She...

    Kamala Harris ends Democratic Presidential Campaign

    By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris told supporters on Tuesday that she was ending her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. “I’ve taken stock and looked at this...

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