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The Hotel at the University of Maryland to Reopen

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By AFRO Staff Following extensive consideration and the development of enhanced cleaning protocols to align with federal guidelines and industry recommendations, The Hotel at the University of Maryland, a hotel and conference center adjacent to the University of Maryland (UMD),...

Universal Music Group Announces The Launch Of Def Jam AFRICA

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New label group dedicated to supporting the best in African hip-hop talent and culture across the continent Label launch roster includes some of Africa’s most influential artists and MC’s including: Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C, Larry Gaaga, Boity, Nadia Nakai, Tellaman,...

GirlTrek Brings Together the #DaughtersOf the Divine 9 for First-Ever Public Unity Conversation...

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(Washington, D.C. – May 21, 2020) The world stopped to listen to Angela Davis and Nikki Giovanni. Then, the King and Shabazz families united to give a master class on healing in a first-ever public conversation. Now, GirlTrek’s #DaughtersOF...

WWII VE Day75 Tribute: The Silent Six Triple Eight

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By Col (Ret.) Edna W. Cummings and MSG (Ret.) Elizabeth Helm-Fraizer, US Army As the nation commemorates the 75th anniversary of WWII’s Allied victory in Europe and navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, we celebrate these Six Triple Eight veterans’ birthdays and...

Black and Multi-Ethnic Brazilians Hit Hard By COVID-19

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Chile Recurre A Controvertidos “Pasaportes de Inmunidad” En Plan de Reapertura

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For Mother’s Day, Walt Disney World Shares Stories of Two Disney Dreamers Academy Alumni...

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By Annette Gibbs, Public Relations Manager, Walt Disney World Resort Mother’s Day is always a special occasion for Disney Dreamers Academy alumni Casey Carter of Columbia, South Carolina, and Anthony Juba-Richardson of Montverde, Florida.  Their close bonds with their mothers...

Beyond Meat and Its Rivals Rely on Chinese Ingredients, Opening Food-Safety Debate in the...

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Pastor Jamal Bryant Calls Reopening Of Georgia’s Economy ‘Assault’ On Minorities, ‘Contrary To God’s...

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By Leonardo Blair, Christian Post Reporter Outspoken megachurch pastor Jamal Bryant of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church slammed the Georgia governor's decision to begin reopening the local economy by Friday as akin to an "assault on the minority community” and “contrary...

Coronavirus Ravages Storied New Orleans Mardi Gras Group

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By REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — On Fat Tuesday, 51-year-old Cornell Charles was taking part in a storied New Orleans Mardi Gras tradition central to the city's African American community — driving a car in the Zulu...

Jazzy Jeff,’ Black Skiers Stricken With Coronavirus

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com A particularly cruel urban myth that emerged early on during the catastrophic COVID-19 pandemic was, “Black people don’t catch it.” The truth is, like many deadly diseases, more people of color and poor people disproportionately seem...

Coast Guard: Cruise Ships Must Stay at Sea with Sick Onboard

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By FREIDA FRISARO and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has directed cruise ships to prepare to treat any sick passengers and crew on board while being sequestered “indefinitely" offshore during the...

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