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Johns Hopkins University to award Baltimore Artist Joyce J. Scott honorary Doctor of Humane Letters

Johns Hopkins University to award Baltimore Artist Joyce J. Scott honorary Doctor of Humane Letters

By Jannette J. Witmyer, Special to the Afro When Johns Hopkins University holds its 146th Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 22, the University will award an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to […]
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1st Amazon Construction Services LLC serves as one of the only Black woman-owned construction companies in Baltimore

1st Amazon Construction Services LLC serves as one of the only Black woman-owned construction companies in Baltimore

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Report for America Corps Member, msayles@afro.com After 18 years in the construction industry, Baltimore native Krystal Walker has one particular project that stands out […]
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Calm after the Racist Storm, Buffalo Shootings Cease Following Massacre

Calm after the Racist Storm, Buffalo Shootings Cease Following Massacre

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Statistics show that shootings in the city climbed exponentially in 2020 and the first half of 2021. While it has slowed since approximately 90 people were shot in Buffalo in 2022, thirty of those victims, including ten at Tops Supermarket, died. Officials said the number is more than the 10-year average of about 62 people.
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Winning Pose: Standing Like Superman Or Wonder Woman Gives You Super Confidence

Winning Pose: Standing Like Superman Or Wonder Woman Gives You Super Confidence

By Pol Fernandez New research shows that dominant or upright postures can help people feel and even behave more confidently. An analysis by the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), the University of Bamberg and The Ohio State University, has confirmed what other studies supported. The team evaluated information from 130 experiments with a total of […]

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Digital Worlds: The Metaverse Spurs Business Growth And Opportunities

Digital Worlds: The Metaverse Spurs Business Growth And Opportunities

By Michelle D. Madsen Business consultant Deloitte frames the metaverse as consisting of various digital technologies. They include extended reality (XR) devices, edge and cloud computing, 5G and 6G cellular networks, artificial intelligence and machine learning, volumetric scanning and 3D modeling and blockchain/cryptocurrency/NFTs. The virtual manifestations are varied — from a new way to hold […]

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Climate Irony: Cleaner Air Linked To Increase In Atlantic Hurricanes 

Climate Irony: Cleaner Air Linked To Increase In Atlantic Hurricanes 

By Allison Finch Reducing air pollution has important health benefits — but it can also have an unusual impact on the environment. A new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), recently published in the journal Science Advances, examined how particulate air pollution, or aerosols, and climate change have affected tropical cyclones over […]

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Louise Alexander and Merika Coleman in hotly contested race for Senate District 19 seat

Louise Alexander and Merika Coleman in hotly contested race for Senate District 19 seat

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times With a soon-to-be-vacated seat in Alabama Senate District 19, two members of the state House of Representatives are fighting for the closely contested Democratic nomination in the May 24 primary. Louise “LuLu” Alexander, of Bessemer, and Merika Coleman, of Pleasant Grove, are vying for the Senate District 19 seat […]

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UAB Experts Give Six Tips for Mental Wellness

UAB Experts Give Six Tips for Mental Wellness

By Brianna Hoge UAB News According to a recent University of Alabama at Birmingham study, the pandemic increased the prevalence of people with depression or anxiety symptoms in America substantially — from about 11 percent of people in 2019 to close to 40 percent in 2021. May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. UAB experts provide six ways […]

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Malveaux: What Happens After Graduation?

Malveaux: What Happens After Graduation?

By Julianne Malveaux Graduations are an exciting time for most families. They will throng to auditoriums, gymnasiums, churches, or outdoor settings bearing flowers, balloons, and other goodies. They’ll likely go to lunch or dinner and share smiles and memories, congratulating the graduate on her achievement. Then what? About four million people will receive degrees, from […]

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Drew: Tip for Fighting Fraud- ‘Forewarned is Forearmed’

Drew: Tip for Fighting Fraud- ‘Forewarned is Forearmed’

By Samuetta Hill Drew When the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) starts placing public service announcements on local radio stations about fraudulent activity being perpetrated on the general population by these slick technology thieves, it is time to pay attention. As the adage goes “forewarned is forearmed.” As was stated in an earlier safety article […]

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The Stigma Around Male Domestic Violence

The Stigma Around Male Domestic Violence

NNPA NEWSWIRE — In an article done by the World Economic Forum, Vanita Sundaram stated that among the young people she spoke to about whether or not violence was unacceptable provided a variety of responses, with them stating that men are innately violent. Women hitting men was seen as “unproblematic,” with people arguing that women are physically weaker and frail (thus, their use of violence was less significant).
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FILM REVIEW: The Bad Guys is a Good Film for Everyone

FILM REVIEW: The Bad Guys is a Good Film for Everyone

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Coupled with a duplicitous diabolical villain Professor Marmalade (Richard Ayoade) and overzealous police chief Misty Luggins (Alex Borstein), The Good Guys is an animated film that teaches integrity and important life lessons without sounding preachy. What’s even better about this film are the Easter Eggs (intertextual references) strewn throughout the film referencing iconic heist and action-comedy films like this one.
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Soledad O’Brien teams up with JP Morgan Chase for Impactful Health & Wellness Event

Soledad O’Brien teams up with JP Morgan Chase for Impactful Health & Wellness Event

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The latest effort JPMorgan Chase is hosting a full day of conversations and informational sessions to support financial health education, wealth-building, and financial inclusion for Dallas’ Black and Hispanic communities The Summit will take place at Gilley’s South Side Event Center on Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 11a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and one of the invited speakers include Is Soledad O’Brien, recognized journalist, CEO of SO’B Productions, Producer and Philanthropist.
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EPA Administrator, Michael S. Regan, Focused on Clean Air and Water for Communities of Color

EPA Administrator, Michael S. Regan, Focused on Clean Air and Water for Communities of Color

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “The bipartisan infrastructure provides resources for our communities. There are matching grants and forgivable loans, which means more of our communities have an opportunity to compete for these grants,” said U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan. “We are also making $50 million available for technical assistance to help our communities to become more competitive. I’ve written a letter to every governor in the country outlining the criteria by which we believe those resources should be spent.”
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Congressional Black Caucus Members Push Biden Administration on Advertising with Black Media

Congressional Black Caucus Members Push Biden Administration on Advertising with Black Media

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “The federal government spends billions of dollars a year in paid advertising. However, the federal government’s process for allocating advertising dollars fails to recognize and value the unique relationship that Black-owned media have with their audiences,” Georgia Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson wrote in a letter to President Joe Biden. 
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Fox Hosts Feel The Heat But Deflect Criticism After Buffalo Massacre

Fox Hosts Feel The Heat But Deflect Criticism After Buffalo Massacre

In the wake of the Buffalo supermarket mass shooting and widespread discussion of far-right violent extremism, Fox’s prime time hosts pivoted to what they claim is the true threat: The left.
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Kinkistry ensures ‘no curl is left behind’ by providing 100% virgin hair extensions entirely for natural textures

Kinkistry ensures ‘no curl is left behind’ by providing 100% virgin hair extensions entirely for natural textures

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Report for America Corps Member, msayles@afro.com African Americans have long faced discrimination as a result of their hair. School, workplace and U.S. military policies […]
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Wells Fargo Championship, Food Rescue US Partnership Provides 9,000 Meals to Benefit Greater DMV

Wells Fargo Championship, Food Rescue US Partnership Provides 9,000 Meals to Benefit Greater DMV

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Food Rescue US, a national nonprofit organization, counts as a leader in reducing both hunger and food waste in America by connecting the vast amount of healthy, fresh surplus food with the critical hunger demand.
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Abortion Rights Activists Swarm National Mall, Other Locations

Abortion Rights Activists Swarm National Mall, Other Locations

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Far-right Republicans have hijacked Washington, DC, and we need to elect leaders at the state level who will protect and defend abortion access,” Democratic Attorneys General Association co-chairs Aaron Ford of Nevada, and Kathy Jennings of Delaware wrote in a statement.
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Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and Police Commissioner Michael Harrison announce SMART policing initiative

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and Police Commissioner Michael Harrison announce SMART policing initiative

By Alexis Taylor, AFRO News Editor In efforts to free up resources and improve community relations, the Baltimore Police Department has announced a plan to use Strategic Management and Alternative […]
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Former Mayor of San Francisco and Speaker of the California State Assembly Hon. Willie L. Brown Jr. Endorses Thiru Vignarajah for Baltimore City State’s Attorney

Former Mayor of San Francisco and Speaker of the California State Assembly Hon. Willie L. Brown Jr. Endorses Thiru Vignarajah for Baltimore City State’s Attorney

By Special to the AFRO Baltimore, MD. May 18, 2022 Iconic Democrat Willie Brown Jr., who served 31 years in the California State Assembly including fourteen and one-half years as […]
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