Author Archives: AFRO Staff

  • Longtime ESSENCE Beauty Director Steps Down

    Mikki Taylor, ESSENCE magazine’s longtime beauty and cover director, recently announced she will retire after 30 years at the storied publication, according to a statement issued by the magazine. As of March 31, Taylor will contribute to ESSENCE as editor-at-large and will work with Greg ...

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  • ‘AFRO’ Honors NFL All-Pro Lenny Moore

    During the 1950s, the Baltimore Colts were one of the leading teams in the National Football League. Lenny Moore, flanker/halfback, contributed to much of the team’s success. A product of Penn State University, Moore was a first-round draft pick of the Colts in 1956. Proving his worth ...

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  • Boyz II Men Gear up for Carnival Cruise Performance

    Multiple Grammy award-winning vocal group Boyz II Men will set sail with fans Feb. 11-14, 2011, on Carnival Cruise Lines Imagination for “The Love Cruise.” The four-day voyage, which will travel from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas, will celebrate the group’s current album Love. ...

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  • Singer Lyfe Jennings to Visit D.C.

    R&B singer/songwriter Lyfe Jennings visited the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington’s Richard England Clubhouse No. 14 on March 25. The Ohio native spoke to local teens about his experience growing up in the inner city and his incarceration at 14. While spending 10 years in ...

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  • Sri Lankans Turn Riot over Upcoming Akon Performance

    According to The Associated Press, protestors outraged at news of a concert by R&B singer Akon hurled stones at Sri Lankan broadcast headquarters. Four workers were injured and the building was damaged. Police spokesman Prishantha Jayakody said the group of protestors were taken into ...

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  • Famed Author Releases New Book

    Celebrated author Walter Mosley’s latest book, Known to Evil, continues the saga of Leonid “LT” McGill as he tries to “find the off-ramp to redemption from the dark highway I was on.” Full of page-turning drama and unexpected twists, Known to Evil follows the ...

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  • Producer, Songwriter Makes Return to Top of Charts

    Makeba Riddick, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and vocal producer, has returned to the top of music chart with new collaborations and up-tempo dance tracks. Riddick has worked with leading artists like Beyoncé, Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez and her latest hits, “Rude Boy” ...

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  • Protestors Hurl Racial Epithets at CBC Members

    Self-proclaimed tea party demonstrators, infuriated by President Barack Obama’ health care legislation, shouted “nigger” at Georgia Congressman John Lewis as he walked into the U.S. Capitol building on March 20. Lewis is a civil rights icon who was severely beaten during an ...

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  • Howard Student Drowns While On Spring Break

    The Howard University family is mourning the death a 22-year-old student from Baltimore who drowned last weekend. According to a statement issued by the university, Davon Green Franklin died in Cancun, Mexico, while on spring break with friends. “The student body, especially those knew ...

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