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    Haynes Champions the Need for HBCUs

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes from the community. This week we sit with Leonard Haynes III, a man who has devoted his life to...

    Delores Green Takes Care of Others in Annapolis

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes from the community. This week we sit with Delores Green, an Annapolis native who has been helping others since...

    Ex-Slave Vets Started D.C. National Guard Unit

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes from the paper’s archives. This week’s heroes are ex-slaves who started a National Guard unit in D.C. Following the Civil...

    For Baltimore’s Fern Scotland, It was a long road to bowling’s pinnacle

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes from the paper’s archives. This week we spotlight Fern Scotland, the first Black woman to inducted into the Greater...

    Kwame Rose, a Positive Ignition for Social Change

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes from the archives. This week we spotlight Kwame Rose, a Baltimore native who went from making music to fighting...

    Margaret Armstrong, A Founder of Baltimore School, Turns 100

    Margaret DeMan Armstrong, a founder of the Baltimore School for the Arts celebrated her 100th birthday Jan. 30 with loved ones honoring her and her accomplishments. The event took place at Brookdale Towson, a...

    Ramone Messam Turns Young Dreams Into Reality

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important community heroes. This week we sit with Ramone Messam, who helps young people in Prince George’s County, Montgomery County and Howard...

    Two Sisters Work to Empower Baltimore Families

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes. We start off this week with Shannon Morgan and Valarie Matthews, two sisters trying to make a difference in...

    The Blind Man Who Refused To Be Handicapped

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes from the archives. This week we spotlight Robert Coleman, a D.C. native who moved to Baltimore in 1896. He...

    Horse Taxi Beats the Gas Shortage

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes from the paper’s archives. This week’s hero is Robert DeKine, a young man who started a horse taxi service...

    DC man is first pilot with Western Air Lines

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important local heroes from the archives. This week we spotlight Fredrick M. A. Pitcher, who was the first Black man to be...

    New Suburban Sanitation Commission CEO Pushes for Employee Progress

    For Black History Month, the AFRO presents a series of articles highlighting important community heroes. This week we sit with Carla Reid, CEO and general manager of the Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission. She is...

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