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    Rev. Dr. John A. Cherry, Founder of From the Heart Ministries Worldwide, Dies

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Described as a no-nonsense spiritual leader whose primary focus was on developing strong male leadership and strengthening the family unit, the Rev. Dr. John A. Cherry, and founder of...

    Remembering Former AFRO Executive Editor

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Journalism has not always been a “women’s sport,” however groundbreaking ladies played the game- and one of those was Barbara Jean Flack-Darko, founder of The Montgomery Times, died ofcancer...

    UM Football Player McNair Remembered as `320 pound Teddy Bear’

    By AFRO Staff Jordan Martin McNair, a promising collegiate football  at the University of Maryland, collapsed suddenly during football practice on May 29 and died on June 13. He was 19. McNair, the  son of Tonya...

    Cardrienne Perrin Griffin, Well-Loved Baltimore Teacher, Dies

    By AFRO Staff Cardrienne Perrin Griffin was born on September 18, 1933, in Raleigh, North Carolina.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia State University in Elementary Education, in 1954, and later served...

    Leader in AME Zion Church Remembered as “An Anointed, Gifted and Extraordinary Woman”

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. editor It wasn’t referred to as a funeral, but a “Service of Triumph” as family, friends, congregants and distinguished leaders from the AME Zion Church said “see you next...

    Omega Omega Service for Frankie Muse Freeman, Former Delta Sigma Theta President, Set

    Frankie Muse Freeman, a civil rights attorney and the 14th national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, died earlier this year at the age of 101.  Her Omega Omega sevice, the last ritual performed...

    Those We Lost in 2017

    Across the Nation Simeon Booker (1918-2017) Booker was a courageous and award winning journalist who put his life on the line to tell the story of Black America during the civil rights movement. (Photo credit: AFRO file...

    Carl Edward Murphy Smith, Father, Brother, Friend

    Carl Edward Murphy Smith, oldest great grandson of AFRO founder, John H. Murphy Sr., died Dec. 15 after a long illness. The Baltimore native and Morgan State University graduate spent most of his career...

    Kim Queen Boyd Leathers

    Kim Queen Boyd Leathers on Sunday, August 28, 2016, at Mount Vernon Christian Church. Beloved wife of Rev. Dr. Terence K. Leathers, her loving husband of 28 years; precious daughter Kimille Queen Leathers of...

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