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By Sarah E. Crest Special to the AFRO By the time I reached the 11th grade, I thought I still had some hope of being... [Read More]
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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. and Digital Editor mgreen@afro.com It's a Black family gathering: the music is blasting, the beat drops and one auntie gets... [Read More]
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By Sean Yoes Special to the AFRO A significant chapter in the history of Black American culture was the so-called "Blaxploitation" era of American film... [Read More]
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By Lisa Donaldson Special to the AFRO I fell in love with hip hop when I watched the kids bring their best moves to the... [Read More]
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By Dr. Zekeh S. Gbotokuma Upon signing the Juneteenth Bill on June 17, 2021 making JUNETEENTH a national holiday in the United States of America,... [Read More]
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AFRAM Festival Announces New Updates for 2021 and 2022 Future AFRAM Festivals Move to Juneteenth Weekend, AFRAM 2021 Lineup Announced BALTIMORE, MD – Mayor Brandon... [Read More]
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By Belinda Merritt Special to the AFRO The 1970s was a good period for music and lovers of music, not to mention 70s music has... [Read More]
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By Darin Atwater Special to the AFRO The 70s arrived bronzed and honey glazed, slow roasted from the heat of 10 turbulent summers turning on... [Read More]
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By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware AFRO Managing editor It was 1972 when Aretha Franklin filmed the movie, "Amazing Grace," over a two-night period at the... [Read More]
By Brenda Alford AFRO Guest editor It was 1961 (be patient, dear reader- I'll get you to the 70s).  I was 11 years old, feeling... [Read More]
By Brenda Alford AFRO Guest editor During the summer of my 11th year, I was allowed for the first time to go shopping in a... [Read More]
By Frances "Toni" Murphy Draper As a 'child' of the sixties, I listened to a lot of Motown music from Stevie Wonder to Mary Wells;... [Read More]
By Carl Thomas Special to the AFRO D.C. Council committees were busy this week with a full schedule of budget hearings across various categories. Each... [Read More]
By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Texas Democratic Rep. Al Green began recognizing Juneteenth as a paid holiday in his office... [Read More]
Morgan State University, Maryland's Preeminent Public Urban Research University, today announced two significant grants totaling $6.25 million from leading big tech companies, Apple and Google. Aiming to foster... [Read More]
G7 Industrialized Democracies Say Yes, But What About the Assault on Democracy at Home?  By Dr. Zekeh S. Gbotokuma "America is back" is a statement... [Read More]
WASHINGTON— Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement on President Biden signing the... [Read More]
By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer Report for America Corps Member Msayles@afro.com On June 19th, 1865, the enslaved Black Americans in Galveston, Texas, were finally... [Read More]
This story was originally published on Word In Black. By Patrick Washington The Texas-birthed holiday of Juneteenth is a very interesting holiday, to say the least. See, I, a native-born... [Read More]
Dear Morgan Community: After conducting a national search, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jacqueline Jones as the new dean of the School... [Read More]
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