By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, email@example.com Several experts in artificial intelligence (AI) gathered at the 2024 Becoming Everything You Are (BEYA) STEM Conference, organized by Tyrone Taborn’s Career Communications […]
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By Catherine Pugh, Special to the AFRO For three days I observed the glorious precision of the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Conference that occurred in Baltimore Feb. […]
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By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. | For The Birmingham Times Tour de Love, the journey of a painting featuring Black science trailblazers and local chemist Darryl Love, made it back home last week where it all began a year ago. Evonik, one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies, celebrated the February 20 homecoming of the […]
By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson | For The Birmingham Times Nearly 30 professionals in fields representing authors, attorneys, educators and entrepreneurs spoke words of guidance and encouragement to students at the annual Female Summit at Huffman Middle School on Friday, February 23. Principal Genita Matthews, event organizer, said this year’s theme was “Born to Win With a […]
By Sym Posey | The Birmingham Times Birmingham City Councilor Crystal Smitherman said she felt right at home Friday at the Red Mountain Theatre and wanted to make sure students from throughout Jefferson County did as well. “I can remember when I was in school being able to perform on a stage like this and […]
By Lisa WoelfCapital News Service More homeless people than ever sleep on the streets. The U.S. Supreme Court will decide if local governments can punish homeless people who sleep or […]
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By The Associated Press The Supreme Court on Feb. 20 left in place the admissions policy at an elite public high school in Virginia that some parents claimed discriminates against […]
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By Pat Byington | Bham Now The wait is over. New-Orleans-based Glass Half Full is launching their curbside glass recycling program in several Birmingham neighborhoods in March. They also intend to offer a free drop-off location in the near future. Glass Half Full’s first 5 neighborhoods In November 2023, Bham Now reported Glass Half Full’s […]
By Shannon Thomason | UAB News People in the University of Alabama at Birmingham community who speak another language can now earn a Global Seal of Biliteracy, an internationally recognized proficiency credential. The Global Seal recognizes and celebrates the achievements of students and professionals who demonstrate proficiency in two or more languages. The UAB College of […]
By Helen BezunehSpecial to the AFRO At the helm of D.C. United’s future stands Danita Johnson, the pragmatic and strategically insightful president of business operations. With a rich background in […]
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By Anne D’InnocenzioAP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s labor board ruled on Feb. 21 that Home Depot violated federal labor law when it fired an employee for […]
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The twice-impeached and four-times indicted former president is facing 91 felony counts, including racketeering and conspiracy to obstruct justice. By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia In a brazen […]
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The annual Paribas (BNP) professional tennis tournament will be held at Indian Wells Tennis Garden from March 3-17, featuring world number 1 singles players Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek, as well as Venus Williams and Coco Gauff.
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Four U.S. Senate candidates have emerged as frontrunners in the California primary, with Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, former L.A. Dodgers baseball player and Republican Steve Garvey, Democratic Rep. Katie Porter and Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee leading the race with 24%, 19%, 18% and 10% of voter support, respectively.
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By Chinedu Asadu The Associated Press ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — West Africa’s regional bloc known as ECOWAS said Feb. 24 that it is lifting travel and economic sanctions imposed on Niger […]
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Hideki Matsuyama won the Genesis Invitational at 17 under, becoming the first Japanese player to win the tournament, while Tiger Woods was forced to withdraw due to a severe case of influenza.
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December 31, 1942 – February 26, 2024 With sadness, we acknowledge the passing of the husband of Laura Phillips Byrd, a member of the AFRO Board of Directors. Dr. Byrd, […]
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By Callie Morrison | Bham Now Through its skatepark, pickleball courts and so much more, City Walk Bham is known for bringing the community together. Continuing to support the community feel, there’s something new headed to the area—a sculpture garden. Featuring the work of local artists, this garden will tell the stories of Birmingham’s people […]
cobpl.org The barbershop in the Black community is a place of refuge where men can freely talk among themselves about relationships, parenting, politics and other issues that concern them. Join North Birmingham Regional Library, 2501 31st Avenue North, on Monday, February 26, for Barbershop Talk. This free program from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday night […]
By Juan A. LozanoThe Associated Press ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) — A Black high school student’s monthslong punishment by his Texas school district for refusing to change his hairstyle does not […]
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The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former talk show host Wendy Williams is thanking well-wishers for their response to the revelation that she has been diagnosed with dementia and […]
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By James Pollard The Associated Press/Report for America COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Black transgender woman and the guy she was secretly dating had just been pulled over in rural South […]
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The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Lifetime’s “Where is Wendy Williams?” documentary will air this weekend as scheduled after a New York court rejected an attempt to block the […]
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By Layla Eason Special to the AFRO Creative Alliance recently selected Jason Steer as the new executive director. The organization released a statement on the decision to have Steer join Creative […]
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By Lydia Hurley Capital News Service Larry Hogan’s recent decision to run for U.S. Senate comes as a shock to many of the state’s lawmakers — especially Democrats who worked with […]
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By Mekhi AbbottSpecial to the AFRO “When people ask where our office is– I tell them the streets,” says Devan Martin-Bey. Martin-Bey is a “violence interrupter” for the P.E.A.C.E Team, […]
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By Beverly RichardsSpecial to the AFRO If you have driven by the North Avenue side of Coppin State University, at the corners of Warwick and West North avenues within the […]
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By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson | The Birmingham Times Directing The Tony award-winning stage play “The Color Purple” is an honor for the multi-talented Monet who joins an elite company of few Black women who’ve had the opportunity to direct a musical of this magnitude. The musical, which runs through Sunday, March 3 at Birmingham’s Red Mountain […]
By Howard Koplowitz | email@example.com Hollis R. Towns has been named vice president of content and editor in chief of Alabama Media Group, the company announced Thursday. A native of Fort Valley, Georgia, Towns comes to AMG from Gannett, where he oversaw 160 daily newspapers and news websites across the country as Gannett’s vice president […]
Special Release The Pepsi National Battle of the Bands (NBOTB) is proud to announce the February airing of “The Legacy of HBCU Marching Bands,” a film that pays tribute to […]
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By Megan Sayles AFRO Business Writermsayles@afro.com Health LeadHer founder, Ogo Ekwueme, is hosting her annual Diaspora Women in Health Global Business Conference in partnership with Sharrarne Morton, founder of Black Door […]
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Ivan Bates announces indictments of five Baltimore City and County police officers in three separate cases
By Tashi McQueenAFRO Political Writertmcqueen@afro.com Baltimore City State’s Attorney Ivan Bates announced on Feb. 20 that his Public Trust and Police Integrity Unit has indicted five law enforcement officers with […]
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NNPA NEWSWIRE — An effective strategy to overcome poverty in Black America is to increase homeownership and prevent racial hypersegregation. President Biden has pursued some regulatory actions to address housing discrimination, but improving access to homeownership will require greater efforts to reduce inflation so Black Americans can save and get out from under the burden of high interest rates.
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Bob Marley, One Love Film: A Cinematic Triumph Transforming Lives and Communities Across Jamaica and Beyond
NNPA NEWSWIRE — The oldest son of the reggae legend provided a thoughtful reflection on the emotional and psychological impact of the threats and challenges his father faced. He highlighted the challenge of balancing honesty and entertainment in depicting the life of a cultural icon, shedding light on the reflective character portrayed in the film.
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