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Trauma and COVID-19

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By AFRO Staff The Baltimore City Office of Equity and Civil Rights (OECR)  invites all Baltimoreans to join a virtual presentation on how the pandemic has impacted and created trauma in communities on May 20. Participants will also learn how...

Queen Bee Masks

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By Myra Owens Queen, Special to the AFRO I posted a selfie, April 26, on Facebook, wearing a mask that I designed and created. The post said “quarantine life made me pull out my sewing machine.  I will wear these...

You Can Overcome It!

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By Nicky Rene Special to the AFRO On May 5, 2011, the day of celebration for my son’s dedication, I was still in recovery from having my first major surgery, and my mental health was at its worst. Weighing in at...

How Coronavirus Affects Pregnancy

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By Black Health Matters  As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, pregnant women report concerns about how COVID-19 could affect them and their unborn babies. Current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say women should avoid contact...

Teen Vogue Hosts Virtual Prom

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By Jessica Dortch AFRO Production Editor [email protected] Everyone has been adjusting to quarantine life in their own way, from hosting virtual business meetings to virtual watch parties on Netflix to the well-known Club Quarantine hosted by DJ D-Nice. We are all coming...

The Well: Chaos and Growth: Two Sides of the Same Coin

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By Andi Pyatt  “The Well” is a recurring column to remind us of the power we possess in mind, body and spirit. A few days ago, around 9 o’clock at night, I heard my son running down the steps of our...

Understanding Social Security Survivors Benefits

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By Diana Varela, Public Affairs Specialist Social Security Unfortunately, tragedy can strike without any warning. The loss of a family member can be devastating both emotionally and financially. Social Security helps by providing income for the families of workers who die....

Whitfield’s Male vs. Man

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By Ariel Chrysann AFRO Intern Of all the obstacles we face everyday, some are more challenging to overcome  than others. Dondre Whitfield, a man with over three decades in the television and film industry, has also made a name for himself...

For Mother’s Day, Walt Disney World Shares Stories of Two Disney Dreamers Academy Alumni...

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By Annette Gibbs, Public Relations Manager, Walt Disney World Resort Mother’s Day is always a special occasion for Disney Dreamers Academy alumni Casey Carter of Columbia, South Carolina, and Anthony Juba-Richardson of Montverde, Florida.  Their close bonds with their mothers...

What Our Mothers Might Have Been

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By Terasha Ann King Sitting in an easy chair, watching an episode of “The Waltons,” entitled “Romance,” while being quarantined in my home from the Coronavirus—my mind began to wonder. In this episode, the mother, Olivia Walton explores her interest in...

What I’ve Learned About Motherhood

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By Katie Taylor Special to the AFRO I’ll never forget riding the bus home scared because I had to confront my mother with news of my pregnancy. I had found out my fate earlier during the school day. I was 18,...

Cannabis Industry, Unprecedented Demand in Pandemic

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By Black Press USA COVID-19 has not affected all industries and businesses equally, with some experiencing a huge spike in sales during the pandemic. Cannabis is just one of the markets that have seen sales surge with more Americans staying...

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