AFRO Exclusive: Quarantined in China

By Devika Koppikar, Special to the AFRO Devika Koppikar, the former press secretary for the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, is chronicling her experience being quarantined in China due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  As...

Maryland College Cancels Classes After Racist Graffiti Found

By The Associated Press Officials at a Maryland university canceled classes for a day after graffiti threatening Black students with lynching was discovered scrawled in academic buildings. The messages were found written across a wall and...

Black History Month Honors Black Wall Street

By AFRO Staff More than 300 people were killed, 99 years ago, in a massacre that destroyed booming African-American businesses and took the lives of entrepreneurs in a Tulsa, Oklahoma neighborhood called Greenwood, an area...

AFRO Exclusive: Inherent Racism Against Black Astronauts

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Did you know Robert Lawrence could have been the first African-American astronaut in space? Did you know Ed Dwight might have been the first African-American astronaut on the moon,...

Rihanna, John Lewis NAACP Image Awards Honorees

By Austyn Ross NAACP Earlier this month, the NAACP announced that global music and fashion icon, business entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Rihanna, will receive the prestigious President’s Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards. The President’s Award...

50 Years After Historic Win

By Rodney V. De Leaver Special to AFRO In 1970, four young men made Baltimore City history by winning two out of three possible academic challenge games on WMAR TV station. The show called, High School...

Lawyers Seek ‘1 Year, 1 Day’ in Prison

By Associated Press Baltimore’s former mayor is asking a judge for a one year and one day prison sentence for a scheme that involved the sale of her self-published children’s books. Prosecutors recently asked that...

AFRO Exclusive: Quarantined in China

By Devika Koppikar, Special to the AFRO Devika Koppikar, the former press secretary for the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, chronicles her experience being quarantined in China due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  As a...

AKA’s Host Free Expungement Resource Fair

The Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will host an Expungement Resource Fair on Feb. 22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Douglass Memorial Community Church. Did you know that over 80 percent...

PRESS RELEASE: BET, National Urban League Launch Multi-Phased Social Impact Campaign, #ReclaimYourVote

(BUSINESS WIRE) — BET Networks this week announced #ReclaimYourVote, a social change campaign in partnership with the National Urban League and key national organizations committed to harnessing Black collective power and increasing Black participation...

‘Black in Space’ Looks at Final Frontier of Civil Rights

By Russell Contreras The Associated Press In 1959, Ronald Erwin McNair walked into a South Carolina library. The 9-year-old aspiring astronaut wanted to check out a calculus book, but a librarian threatened to call the police...

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