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    Timeline of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Romance

    By The Associated Press The budding romance between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle has captivated the world. Here's how it all happened: July 2016: Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle meet on a...

    African-American Bishop Brings Human Rights Focus to Royal Wedding

    By DAVID RISING, The Associated Press He's the son of an American civil rights activist and the descendant of African slaves. He condemned last year's White supremacist rally in Charlottesville as fascist and he has outspokenly stood...

    Love and Fire: Text of Michael Curry’s Royal Wedding Address

    By The Associated Press And now in the name of our loving, liberating and life-giving God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. From the Song of Solomon, in the Bible: "Set me as a seal upon your...

    A Royal Wedding Bridges the Atlantic, Opens Up a Modern Era

    By DANICA KIRKA, JILL LAWLESS and GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press The son of British royalty and the daughter of middle-class Americans wed May 19 in a service that reflected Prince Harry's royal heritage, Meghan Markle's biracial...

    Steve Harvey Secures nearly $10k for D.C. Boys School

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Thanks to comedian-turned-talk show host Steve Harvey, an office superstore is donating a $5,000 gift card to a Washington, D.C. public charter school for Black and Latino boys...

    Joyner to Speak at Morgan’s 142nd Commencement

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Nationally-syndicated radio show host and philanthropist Tom Joyner will deliver the commencement address for Morgan State University’s 142nd Spring Commencement Ceremony on May 19.  Joyner, host of the nationally...

    Plan for Obama Presidential Center Advances over Protests

    The Associated Press Construction of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago took a major step forward May 17 with a city commission's decision to sign off on the project after hours of testimony from both...

    Congo’s Ebola Risk ‘Very High’ as Confirmed Virus Cases Rise

    By Saleh Mwanamilongo, The Associated Press Congo's latest Ebola outbreak now has 14 confirmed cases as health officials rush to contain the often deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. The World Health Organization...

    25-Year-Old Arrested After Posing as Homeless to Play High School Basketball

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] A man in his mid-20s pretended to be a homeless victim of Hurricane Harvey so that he could register as a 17-year-old student to play high school basketball in the...

    White Woman Cries ‘Racism’ After Controversial Graduation Picture

    By Kamau High, AFRO Managing Editor, [email protected] A recent Kent State University graduate is claiming that she is a victim of racism after a photo of her posing with an AR-10 gun on campus went viral. Kaitlin...

    In Cannes, Spike Lee lambasts Trump Over White Supremacists

    By The Associated Press In a passionate, expletive-ridden monologue at the Cannes Film Festival, director Spike Lee lambasted Donald Trump for the U.S. president's response to last year's violent White supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. Lee...

    Bishop Michael Curry to Speak at Royal Wedding

    By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO A former Baltimore rector will speak at the royal wedding at Windsor Castle in England on Saturday. Michael Bruce Curry, Primate and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, served...

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