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    Howard Fine Arts Professor Shows How African Dance Chronicled History

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Dance as viewed through our modern lens is centered on entertainment. You can hardly look at a music video, sports game or viral clip that doesn’t involve the latest...

    Nancy Wilson, Grammy Winning Jazz Singer, Dies at 81

    By ANDREW DALTON and HILLEL ITALIE, Associated Press Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. Wilson, who retired from touring...

    Hyattsville Appoints First Black, First Woman and First LGBT as Chief of Police

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] There’s a new chief in town, and she’s spreading Black Girl Magic and a lot of firsts in Hyattsville, Md.  Amal Awad is the first Black, first woman and...

    ArtsCentric Musical Retells the Most Famous Story of All

    By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Literary great Langston Hughes was known for telling stories of everyday life. He captured the life of Black people through poetry, plays, and writings using common vernacular. His...

    Former President George H.W. Bush Dies at Age 94

    By MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy...

    Bryant Leaving to Pastor Atlanta Megachurch

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] The rumors swirling about the imminent departure of Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant from the influential Empowerment Temple Church in Northwest Baltimore were confirmed by Bryant himself during a conversation...

    Suspect in Murder of Maryland Teen Facing Charges

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington D.C. Editor, [email protected] Authorities said they arrested and charged one suspect in the August murder of 16-year-old Kevin Wilson Jr. of Silver Spring, who was shot in the Takoma Park area of...

    Mourners Gather for Franklin’s Funeral; Diva Dressed in Gold

    By JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Organizers of Aretha Franklin's funeral insist it will be a service, not a show. Yet the Queen of Soul's final send-off on Friday certainly will encompass many elements,...

    GAO Report Finds Federal Agencies Spend Very Little of their Advertising Budgets with Black-owned...

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor Over the past five fiscal years from 2013 to 2017, federal government agencies have spent approximately $5 billion in advertising, but a minute share—$327 million—went to minority-owned businesses, according...

    Meet Josiah Henson, the Former Slave Who May Have a Maryland School Named After...

    By Kamau High, AFRO Managing Editor, [email protected] The president of the Montgomery Council is trying to change the name of a school in North Bethesda to that of a former slave, who was the basis for the...

    Video: Police Discuss Possible Backlash of Arresting Black Bucks Player

    By The Associated Press Newly released police videos showing the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown show one officer stepping on Brown's ankle while he was handcuffed on the ground and others...
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