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Happy Birthday: 100 Years Well Lived!

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By AFRO Staff Turning 100 years old is certainly a reason to celebrate which is why on Jan. 5, at Salem Baptist Church in King, Va., the family, friends and church members will honor Ms. Helen Newman for reaching that...

Where are the Minority Staffers?

On Jan. 5, the National Urban League Washington Bureau sponsored a panel discussion "Increasing Racial Diversity in the U.S. Senate." The event, held at the Hart Senate Office Building, had an audience of roughly 50 people. Don Bell, president...

New York Drug Charges Against Rapper Desiigner are Dropped

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NEW YORK (AP) — Misdemeanor drug and menacing charges against rapper Desiigner have effectively been dropped less than three months after his arrest in New York. The rapper, whose real name is Sidney Selby, wasn't in Manhattan Criminal Court on...

Millennials, Generation YHow Do ‘U’ Know– What?

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Morgan State Urban News Project Dwayne Allen explores the younger generation abandoning traditional newspapers and relying on social media and other web outlets to get their news.  Check out his video... (April 5, 2013) Millennials, or Generation Y, are increasingly turning...

You Don’t Want to be a Belle at Just Any Inaugural Ball

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Many Americans celebrated the second inauguration of the 44th President of the United States in front of their television screens while others had the opportunity, or misfortunes depending on your perspective, to experience everything live. I danced my way into...

Obama’ Second Inauguration Brings Joy, Hope

For thousands of celebrants, the day of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration started with a visit to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monument, a chance to mark both Obama’s occasion and Martin Luther King Day. But reaching the monument...

Travelers Crowded Union Station for Obama’s Inauguration

More than 700,000 people descended on Washington, D.C. Jan. 21 to witness the swearing-in of President Barack Obama and the Inaugural Parade, with many traveling great distances for the event. The streets outside of Union Station were lined with tour...

Thousands Witness Obama’s Second Swearing In

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Barack Obama, the son of a Kenyan government economist and a White anthropologist, was sworn in to his second term as president of the United States on Jan. 21, taking his oath with his hand touching Bibles owned by...

Washington View

Great are the expectations of President Barack Obama, the historic first African-American president who was inaugurated for his second term on Jan. 21. The momentous hopes and aspirations are especially strong for the African American supporters whose votes made...

Memorabilia Hot Ticket for Inauguration

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They came from all around the world to witness the spectacle of the 57th Presidential Inauguration and they all wanted something to take home with them, a reminder of the time they spent witnessing the swearing in of President...

Maryland Inaugural Ball

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The state’s Democrats, who were pivotal in Presi¬dent Obama’s reelection in November, converged on National Harbor’s Gaylord hotel on Jan. 20 to celebrate his second inauguration and the role they played in it at the Maryland Inaugural Ball. To cheers...

Black Star Power Shines Bright at BET Inaugural Ball

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WASHINGTON, D.C.--Just hours after President Obama was sworn in to his second term, a host of musicians, actors and dignitaries lined the red carpet at BET Networks' 2013 Inaugural Ball. The black-tie affair, hosted by comedian Wayne Brady was held...

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