Author Archives: AFRO Staff

  • 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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  • John Thompson Reaches Out To Troubled Iverson

    ESPN reported that legendary former Georgetown coach John Thompson recently reached out to troubled former Hoyas star Allen Iverson, according to his longtime business manager, Gary Moore. Thompson decided to contact Iverson following a Philadelphia Inquirer report that suggested the iconic ...

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  • Tiger Wood’s Return Deemed ‘Slap in Face to Women’

    Golf superstar Tiger Woods may have regained the support of many of his fans by answering questions from the media on March 22 for the first time since being busted for adultery. But according to USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan, he has also lost much support after choosing the ...

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  • AKAs in District Area for Regional Conference

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – More than 3,000 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will attend the group’s 79th North Atlantic Regional Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center from March 24-28. The staging of the conference, which is close to the nation’s ...

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  • My Black is Beautiful

    Last week, Procter & Gamble’s My Black is Beautiful campaign in cooperation with BET Networks and Dunbar High School, offered the students at Dunbar High School an opportunity to engage in a dialogue about Black beauty and self-esteem. Twenty-five pre-selected Dunbar students were ...

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