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    DC High School Puts City on Global Climate Stage

    By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Deanwood’s H.D. Woodson High School recently hosted D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s kickoff of #EarthWeekDC. The Northeast school is one of the largest on-site solar projects in the country. Solar panels...

    Bearden in Baltimore City Public Schools

    By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] The vast majority of people who pass through the Upton Metro station, the second busiest Metro stop (Penn-North is first) in the city, probably don’t realize that an American art...

    March Vows to Fight Trump Tax Plan

    By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Tax Day was not a good day for the Trump government to collect taxes. While the IRS.gov site crashed due to record numbers of late filers, activists and politicians...

    The Real Meaning of “California” is #BlackGirlMagic

    By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO When you hear or read about California, do you think of a Black woman ruling one of America’s largest states? You probably don’t since every governor of the Golden...

    Tennessee Lawmakers Punish Memphis for Removing Confederate Statues

    By The Associated Press The Republican-dominated House in Tennessee voted Tuesday to punish the city of Memphis for removing Confederate monuments by taking $250,000 away from the city that would have been used for a...

    Starbucks to Close Stores for an Afternoon for Bias Training

    By The Associated Press Starbucks, moving swiftly to confront a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two Black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores...

    Starbucks Faces Image Crisis after Arrest of 2 Black Men

    By The Associated Press Three years ago, Starbucks was widely ridiculed for trying to start a national conversation on race relations by asking its employees to write the words "Race Together" on coffee cups. The...

    Judge Rules Jury Can Hear Bill Cosby Quaaludes Testimony

    By The Associated Press Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial can read the comedian's prior testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex to the jury, the judge in the case ruled Tuesday. Judge Steven...

    FDA Backs Cannabis-Based Drug

    By The Associated Press A closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the United States, health officials said Tuesday. British drugmaker GW...

    Kendrick Lamar the 1st Rapper to Win Pulitzer

    By The Associated Press Rapper Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN." has won the Pulitzer Prize for music. It's the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award. The Pulitzer board on Monday called the album a work...

    Starbucks CEO Apologizes to 2 Black Men Arrested

    By RON TODT and JAY REEVES, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Starbucks sells itself as a community gathering spot as much as a coffeehouse, a welcoming place with comfortable chairs for lingering, trendy music and...

    Is Tiger Woods on a Real Comeback?

    By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO Tiger Woods finished in 32nd place in the 2018 Masters at Augusta last week, a fairly decent standing considering just how bad Woods has been since his stardom came...

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