Author Archives: AFRO Staff

  • Detroit Plans to Close 44 Schools in June

    Detroit plans to close 44 city schools in June to help cut a deficit near $220 million, city officials said March 17. The city’s school system is facing declining enrollment as families leave the city for better opportunities. Detroit closed 29 schools last summer. According to the ...

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  • March for America Draws Tens of Thousands to D.C.

    Thousands of people descended upon the National Mall on the afternoon of March 21 for the March for America, and while jobs and immigration reform were supposed to be the dual themes of the rally, it was clear by the number of Latinos in attendance which topic was more important. Marchers ...

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  • Michigan State’s Buzzer-Beater Ends Maryland’s Run

    Michigan State reserve guard Korie Lucious nailed a clutch three-pointer at the buzzer to push No. 5 MSU Spartans over the No. 4 Maryland Terrapins, 85-83, and put down a furious late rally by Maryland. Maryland star Greivis Vasquez pulled off his famous late-game heroics to give his team a ...

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  • House Passes Health Care Reform Bill, 219-212

    House lawmakers on March 21 passed a massive health care reform bill in a 219-212 vote, the culmination of months of heated debate in Washington, D.C. and around the country. House Democrats passed the bill after a group of pro-life party members reached a separate agreement with the White ...

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  • District Event Fetes Young Artists

    The second annual DC-CAPital Stars Talent Competition and Night of DC-CAPital Stars Gala drew more than 400 persons to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on March 8. The show kicked off with a tribute to Michael Jackson featuring a medley of song and dance featuring the ...

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  • No. 15 Morgan State Falls to No. 2 West Virginia, 77-50

    It was all smiles and high-fives for students and fans of the Morgan State Bears early on, but that happiness lasted only about 15 minutes as No. 15 seed Morgan State was routed by No. 2 West Virginia, 77-50, in an NCAA tournament first round matchup on March 19 in Buffalo, N.Y. MSU leapt out ...

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  • No. 3 Georgetown Stunned by No. 14 Ohio

    The No. 3 seed Georgetown Hoyas fell in a shocking upset to No. 14 seed Ohio University, 97-83, in the first round of the NCAA tournament’s Midwest regional in Providence, R.I. on March 18. Georgetown guard Chris Wright scored a team-high 28 points, followed by forward Greg Monroe with 19 ...

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  • “March for America” Thousands Expected

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the spirit of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, in which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, tens of thousands of people are expected to swarm the National Mall on March 21 to demand inclusive ...

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  • Senate Passes Bill Adjusting Cocaine Sentencing Disparity

    The U.S. Senate on March 17 unanimously passed a bill that would make crucial changes to current cocaine sentencing laws. The Fair Sentencing Act was originally introduced by Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) to correct a current 100-1 disparity between crack and powder cocaine sentencing under ...

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