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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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Black Business Spotlight: Home Maid Serves Meals With a Mission

    By Micha Green, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When sitting down at Home Maid, 1400 Key Highway, diners are transported from an affluent Baltimore neighborhood, to the dining room of a loved one’s home in the South, where...

    Black Women Speak Out: ‘Candidates Have to Work For Our Votes’

    By Kirsten West Savali Essence Magazine Black women continue to have an impact on the political landscape, particularly within the Democratic Party. And this year the topics that matter the most to us have changed,...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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