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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...

Working From Home, Corona Style

By Jannette J. Witmyer Special to the AFRO Anyone who has never worked from home and parents who don’t normally home-school their children may find it all a tad overwhelming, trying to figure out where to begin. Under the circumstances, even...

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 was non-stop, wall to wall,...

Toppled Trees, Swift Water, Have Killed Many During Florence

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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 Carolina. Officials in those states...

Acclaimed Houston Forward Times Columnist Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Admitted to ICU

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia More than 825,000 people around the globe have been infected with the novel coronavirus, including at least 175,600 in America. Now the coronavirus has hit a member of our family. Jeffrey L. Boney, a...

“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...

Former AFRO Paperboy, 92, Killed in Hit and Run

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...

Senate Passes Coronavirus Rescue Package On Unanimous Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a mammoth $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic, an unprecedented response amid record new jobless claims and mounting evidence that the economy is...

Brown Presides Over Historic Stimulus Package Vote

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Maryland Congressman Anthony Brown (D- District 4) has been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 battle.  The fourth District Representative was front and center as Congress approved a multi-trillion dollar stimulus package.    As the U.S....

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...

Barrier Breaking Bishop Dies at 89

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] In the middle of Women’s History Month, the Rt. Rev. Barbara C. Harris, a barrier-breaking heroine, the first woman to be ordained and consecrated a Bishop in the global Anglican Communion, died, March 13, in...

Charter, Comcast Offer Free Internet to Students

By Black Press USA As many Southland educational institutions are closing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, a pair of internet providers today announced plans to provide free internet to households with students. Charter and Comcast announced March 13...

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