Author Archives: AFRO Staff

  • D.C. Students Gain Entrance to College

    Nearly 150 D.C. students, parents and school faculty embarked on the annual College Round-Up in Tarboro, N.C., led by Councilmember Kwame R. Brown.  This marks the third year that Brown has escorted D.C. high school students to the event, where many students received on-the-spot offers ...

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  • AFRO 2010 Legends & Pioneers

    Hailing from East Baltimore, Lucille Gorham has dedicated a considerable amount of time to serving her community and helping people. She first began work in the community as an advocate for the AFRO American Newspapers’ Clean Block Program in 1945. The program assembled local churches and ...

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  • ‘Legends’ Honored in Washington

    The Washington Football Legends for Charity Foundation teamed up with NFL legends Shack Harris and Doug Williams to honor four “Legends” on March 13 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel. Legendary Hall of Fame wide receiver Charley Taylor received the Bobby Mitchell Champion of the Gridiron ...

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  • Ex-NBA Player Arrested for ‘Weed’ in Butt

    Former NBA player Robert Whaley was arrested on March 11 for hiding drugs in his butt, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. According to Salt Lake County police, the 27-year-old former Utah Jazz center was first given a minor citation for not wearing his seatbelt. But he made the situation worst ...

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  • Baltimore Teams Dominate State Titles

    Dunbar Claims 12th State Championship It was Baltimore’s year to shine in terms of the State High School Basketball Championship. Three out of the four divisional championship tournaments of Maryland high school basketball were captured by teams from the “Charm City” area. The ...

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  • D.C. Students Gain Entrance to College

    (March 17, 2010) – Nearly 150 D.C. students, parents and school faculty embarked on the annual College Round-Up in Tarboro, N.C., led by Councilmember Kwame R. Brown. This marks the third year that Brown has escorted D.C. high school students to the event, where many students received ...

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  • Baltimore Teams Dominate State Titles

    It was Baltimore’s year to shine in terms of the State High School Basketball Championship. Three out of the four divisional championship tournaments of Maryland high school basketball were captured by teams of the “Charm City” area. The Dunbar Poets, long known for their rich ...

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  • Former Trailblazing S.C. Legislator Found Dead

    Juanita Goggins, the first Black woman elected to the South Carolina Legislature, was found dead in her home in early March after she apparently froze to death. She was 75. Goggins, who had become a recluse in her later years, died in a rented house just four miles from the state house in ...

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  • Bears Clinch the ‘Big Dance’

    The Morgan State Bears earned the biggest win of their season when they defeated the South Carolina State University (SCSU) Bulldogs, 68-61, on March 13 to claim their second consecutive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championship and punch their ticket to the NCAA championship ...

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  • CDC Launches HIV/AIDS Info Web Site

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched their social media initiative, “i know,” on March 4 at Clark Atlanta University, a new attempt to promote HIV prevention. The “i know” campaign was created to provide young African-American adults with an open forum ...

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  • Obama Confirms Commitment to Haiti

    President Obama renewed his vow for continued relief to Haiti during Haitian President Rene Preval’s visit to the White House on March 10. As citizens of the earthquake-stricken nation struggle to rebuild, Obama said the U.S. must continue to support Haiti in its hour of need. “The ...

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