By Denisha Allen In the heart of Baltimore, where history and hope intertwine, the songs of our ancestors echo with tales of triumph and tribulation. The NAACP has long been […]
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By April Quevedo, Special to the AFRO D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser hosted the sixth Annual National Maternal and Infant Health Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington […]
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Commentary: For local minority contractors to thrive in Prince George’s County lawmakers must embrace project labor agreements
By Stephanie Sweet, Special to the AFRO As minority contractors seek viable opportunities to not only expand our individual footprints, but to also foster diversity throughout the entire construction industry, […]
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By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org During the first public safety hearing back from summer recess for the D.C. Council on Sept. 18, a young woman shared her experience […]
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By Deborah Bailey, AFRO Contributing Editor, email@example.com Thanks to the Durant Family Foundation, the standout player at Bowie State University’s A.C. Jordan Arena this basketball season is the facility itself. […]
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By Andre Barnes Growing up on the rural farms of Halifax, Va., I pulled tobacco just like my great-grandfather Roosevelt, a sharecropper who provided for his family until he died […]
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By Lakeisha McVey I’ve lived and studied poverty most of my life. But you don’t have to be an expert to see why it’s spiking after lawmakers let antipoverty programs […]
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TEXAS METRO NEWS — Whether I am offering advice, lending money, or providing emotional support, my actions makes a difference and change in people’s lives. But the greatest benefit of helping others when you feel you “hit rock bottom” is you begin to know that GOD made the Rock and he is just stopping you from falling into deeper despair. You begin to see that others may have it worse than you. Yet you also begin to rebuild your self-aware state of mind.
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TEXAS METRO NEWS — Before becoming a Broadway box office musical, My Fair Lady was a 1913 play and a 1938 film, Pygmalion, produced by George Bernard Shaw. “Eliza Doolittle” was the lead character. Audrey Hepburn and Julie Andrews were the most famous actresses cast in the several iterations of My Fair Lady. But for today’s purposes, neither Shaw, Andrews, or Hepburn ever knew a more fair or genteel lady than my Birtie Preston.
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DALLAS WEEKLY — NeAndre Broussard is a visionary who uses clothing as a vehicle to uplift Black men all over the world, and his Black Menswear brand hosts events and flash mobs to show the power of dressing well and changing the narrative of who we are as Black men.
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TEXAS METRO NEWS — As professional women, we have the power to create lives that are both successful and fulfilling. By embracing these tools and integrating them into our daily routines, we can achieve work-life balance, maintain accountability, and set meaningful goals that align with our values and aspirations.
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By Sym Posey The Birmingham Times David Hicks, DO, on Monday officially took office as Jefferson County’s Health Officer, making him the first African American to hold the position. “I think this is a story of America, no matter where you come from or your background, in this country we all have opportunities,” Hicks said […]
By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) bring its initial Building Black Wealth Tour to Birmingham, Alabama on November 11 as part of stops in more than 60 cities nationwide. The events, which include festive activities for youths, will empower Black communities with steps towards homeownership, property investment, starting a business, and […]
Alabama New Center Scammers are targeting Alabama Power customers as part of a complex, ongoing scam across the region affecting customers of multiple utilities. Scammers are creating fraudulent utility websites, posing as official company sites, with fake customer service numbers. After landing on these fraudulent sites, customers who wish to pay their bill over the […]
Written by Taneasha White-Gibson James Baldwin: The life story you may not know James Baldwin was a prolific writer, poet, essayist, and civil rights activist. Though he spent much of […]
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NNPA NEWSWIRE — Founded by the Innocence Network, a collective of organizations dedicated to offering pro-bono legal and investigative services for those seeking exoneration, Wrongful Conviction Day aims to rectify the root causes of these miscarriages of justice while also providing support to the exonerated as they reintegrate into society.
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Written by Alexis Bennett, Alexis Curls Canva A guide to finding housing for the previously incarcerated For many individuals stepping back into society after incarceration, finding a stable place to […]
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2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Altitude 4X4 Interior 360 Video. Follow me around the Grand Cherokee. You control the point of view with the icon in the upper left corner. View our detailed video walkarounds, walkthroughs, and 360 videos of the most sought-after new cars, trucks, SUVs, crossovers, Vans, and Minivans with/ detailed walkarounds of […]
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Photo: Andriy Popov via 123RF Budgeting with your partner promotes a shared understanding of money management, priorities, and values, reducing conflicts and misunderstandings. It provides a roadmap for achieving common […]
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By Alexandra OlsonAP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A grant program for businesses run by Black women was temporarily blocked by a federal appeals court in a case epitomizing […]
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California Governor Gavin Newsom Names Laphonza Butler to Replace the Late Dianne Feinstein in the U.S. Senate
NNPA NEWSWIRE — Butler has been serving as the President of EMILY’s List. The fundraising platform supports and funds women candidates and amplifies issues that disproportionately impact women. EMILY’s List was founded in 1985 by Ellen Malcolm and founding members Barbara Boxer, Ann Richards, Anne Wexler, and Donna Shalala. From 1985 through 2008, EMILY’s List raised over $240 million for political candidates.
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By Keisa Sharpe-Jefferson The Birmingham Times To kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, observed annually each October, Brenda’s Brown Bosom Buddies hosted its annual Sistah Strut at Birmingham’s Legion Field on Saturday. Political leaders, breast cancer survivors and supporters from the Birmingham metro area stood united in the fight to bring awareness to the disease, […]
By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Birmingham Attorney Eric Guster continues to expand his real estate portfolio. Guster, who has several projects underway in the Magic City, now has his sights set on 2.6 acres of vacant land not far from Bessemer’s downtown with plans to develop the property into a retail center, that includes […]
By Ryan Michaels For The Birmingham Times Acclaimed photographer Dawoud Bey presents “The Birmingham Project” an exhibition of portraits at the Birmingham Museum of Art through Jan, 14, 2024 that commemorates the four young girls and two boys whose lives were lost 60 years ago in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in […]
By Tashi McQueenAFRO Political WriterTmcqueen@afro.com The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) announced on Sept. 28 their discovery of Cryptosporidium (Crypto), a microscopic parasite, in the Druid Lake Reservoir. […]
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PRESS ROOM: Pepco and Exelon’s Racial Equity Capital Fund announces $2.7 million in investments to four local, minority-owned businesses in the District and Maryland
In 2022, Exelon, Pepco’s parent company, launched the RECF in partnership with RockCreek, one of the largest diverse-owned global-operated investment firms. This initiative aims to enhance financial opportunities for diverse […]
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By Mylika ScatliffeAFRO Women’s Health Writer Peyton Cain, 14, of Glen Burnie, Md., was in second grade, when her teacher noticed she was having trouble staying focused in class. “She […]
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Newsom Promises to Sign Pioneering Climate Bills focused on Corporate Accountability and Risk Disclosure
Last Updated on October 1, 2023 by BVN Aryana Noroozi Earlier this month, California Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his commitment to sign two pioneering climate bills, Senate Bills 253 and […]
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By Ericka Alston Buck, Special to the AFRO As the summer sun gradually yields to the crisp embrace of fall, Baltimore’s arts and culture scene bids adieu to the old […]
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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: Addressing this public health crisis with a holistic and family focused approach
By Mylika Scatliffe, AFRO Women’s Health Writer What is obesity? According to the Oxford English dictionary obesity is “the condition in which excess fat has accumulated in the body, mostly […]
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By Ariyana Griffin, Special to the AFRO The Creative Collective NYC’s highly anticipated conference, CultureCon, is making its way to New York Oct. 7-8. The two-day event is the last […]
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Deion ‘Coach Prime’ Sanders’ impact at Colorado raises hopes that other Black coaches will get opportunities
By Cliff Brunt, The Associated Press Floyd Keith has waited half a century for a Black coach with Deion Sanders’ swagger and success to shake up college football. The fanfare […]
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Senator Cory Booker leads discussion on potential harms and opportunities in artificial intelligence
By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org On its face, artificial intelligence (AI) may seem obscure and dubious, but it’s already revolutionizing daily life across the globe. Given its power […]
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Coalition for Cannabis Policy, Education and Regulation hosts forum to prepare and advance Black entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry
By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, email@example.com The Coalition for Cannabis Policy, Education and Regulation (CPEAR) hosted a discussion on opening up opportunities in cannabis for Black entrepreneurs on Sep. […]
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Photo: Instagram A photo of Idaho high school students spelling out a racial slur on their shirts while standing behind a mixed-race girl has sparked outrage amongst parents and the community. East Idaho News said the picture was snapped at Salmon High School and uploaded to one of the student’s Instagram accounts. The now-deleted photo […]
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