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    Baltimore Teacher Hopes to Take Music Students on World Tour

    By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Singing Sensations has been invited to South Africa this summer. Offered a chance to perform during Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday celebration, the Baltimore choir group aims to tour in...

    Eastern HS Marching Band Chosen for Capitals Parade

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Social media marketing turned out to be a great tool for Eastern High School’s marching band this past weekend, as it got them one of the biggest and historic...

    ‘Watching Oprah’ Opens at the National Museum of African American History

    By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO Oprah has a new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and you just have to see it. Open to the public since June...
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    Knights of Peter Claver-Council 62 Partner with Calverton School

    The Knights of Peter Claver-Council, a Catholic social organization, partnered with Calverton Middle School to form a leadership institute. From right to left: Marie Brown, student, Martia Cooper, principal, William B. Robertson, Knights of...

    RAMBLING ROSE

    Hello everyone, how are you? Let all of us say it together! `Rain, rain, go away, please come back another day!’ Terrible situation! Yes, our summer is here and we have a lot of free...

    Civil Rights Attorney Premieres New Wrongful Convictions Doc

    By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO On May 31, TVOne held a private screening of its newest series, “Evidence of Innocence,” at the Internet & Television Association’s movie theater in Washington, D.C. The screening...

    Bringing Back the Art of the Rap Beef

    By Vance Brinkley, Special to the AFRO If you are a rap fan, there’s a very good chance that you are informed about the current beef between Pusha T and Drake. Ever since the G.O.O.D. Music...

    D.C. Celebrates Pride Month

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia is launching a number of events in honor of national Pride Month, which both celebrates and raises awareness about the LGBTQ community. D.C. Mayor Muriel...

    LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

    “Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that...

    On Finally Leaving Scandal-Plagued R. Kelly Behind

    By Vance Brinkly, Special to the AFRO I remember the first time I came across music by R Kelly. I was 10-years-old, a nerdy, rather chubby kid bent on scavenging through people’s CD cases for movies...

    Black Exec Cancels ‘Roseanne’ After Star’s Racist Tweet

    By The Associated Press ABC canceled its hit reboot of "Roseanne" on Tuesday following star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet that referred to former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett as a product of the Muslim Brotherhood and...

    Iconic BET Exec Leaving Network

    By Lenore T. Adkins/Special to the AFRO Debra Lee, chairman and chief executive officer of BET Networks, is leaving the company after spending 32 years there, Lee announced May 25. Her last day is May...

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