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Poor People’s Campaign to Launch Bus Tour in South Carolina

By Christina L. Myers, The Associated Press The Poor People's Campaign is launching a national bus tour of poverty-stricken areas to bring attention to what they...

Papa John’s Scores Shaq to Help Revive its Image

By Joseph Pisani and Gary Gerard Hamilton, The Associated Press Papa John's is getting "Shaq-ified." The pizza chain said March 22 that basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille...

BET News Presents: “AMERICAN INJUSTICE: A BET TOWN HALL” Hosted by Soledad O’Brien Sunday,...

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 18, 2019--BET News presents “ AMERICAN INJUSTICE: A BET TOWN HALL.” Hosted and moderated by award-winning broadcast journalist, Soledad O’Brien, this critical and timely...

NNPA Enshrines AFRO Editor Emeritus

By AFRO Staff Frances L. Murphy, II, publisher emeritus of the Washington AFRO-AMERICAN Newspapers was enshrined this week by the National Newspaper Publisher’s Association (NNPA)...

Entrepreneur Designs Multilingual Program, Creates 6 Books to Help Black Children Learn Different Languages

By BlackNews.com Charlotte, NC -- Shylene Santiago, a self-published author and homeschool mother of eight, has created six multilingual books that bring excitement, song, and dance...

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OPINION

An Open Letter Celebrating Black Women

Submitted to the AFRO Kevin Daniels As we observe and celebrate around the country what has been deemed Women’s History Month, the progress of this...

A Proactive Solution for Baltimore: Investing in our City’s Youth

Submitted to the AFRO by Senator Cory McCray Like every major American city, the City of Baltimore has significant challenges. We continue to combat the issue...

STEM — Another Way Out for African Americans

By Derrick Hollie, NNPA/ The Washington Informer If you are a student or have a student at a public school in the DMV area, chances...

COMMENTARY: The Black Women Jailed for ‘Stealing’ an Education

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Actress Lori Loughlin was taken into custody by the FBI Wednesday in Los Angeles after she, fellow movie...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Gary Clark Jr. is Confronting Racism with ‘This Land’

By Ryan Pearson, AP Entertainment Writer Gary Clark Jr. has created a lot of conversation with "This Land," the provocative first song off his latest album...

Duke Ellington Connected with The Colour of Music Festival Petit

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor Duke Ellington School of the Arts (DESA) joined the Colour of Music Festival in presenting The Colour of...

BET News Presents: “AMERICAN INJUSTICE: A BET TOWN HALL” Hosted by...

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 18, 2019--BET News presents “ AMERICAN INJUSTICE: A BET TOWN HALL.” Hosted and moderated by award-winning broadcast journalist, Soledad O’Brien, this critical and timely...

Actress Brittany Inge Plays Complex Crystal on BET’s Boomerang

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO The BET series Boomerang doesn’t take place on a college campus but has the potential to be for...

SPORTS

Papa John’s Scores Shaq to Help Revive its Image

By Joseph Pisani and Gary Gerard Hamilton, The Associated Press Papa John's is getting "Shaq-ified." The pizza chain said March 22 that basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille...

Peterson Brothers Bring Their Family Affair to MGM Fight Card March...

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] MGM National Harbor arena is now a timeshare for the D.M.V.’s first families of world championship boxing.  The venue,...

Maryland Faces Must Win Moment In NCAA Tournament

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference for the money of the B1G finally paid dividends for the Maryland men’s basketball...

DMV HBCU Report: Howard’s MEAC Run Falls Short But They Earn...

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The road of perfection ended for Howard in the semifinals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament when they couldn’t...

RELIGION

Spiritual Activist Johnnie Colemon’s Legacy Thrives

By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO The late Rev. Dr. Johnnie Colemon is widely regarded as the “first lady of New Thought Christianity” and paved...

Overseer Leah White Celebrates 25 Years in Ministry

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO March is Women’s History Month. What a fitting month for Overseer Leah White to celebrate 25 years of pastoring...

Church Brings Jesus to the Front Door

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Imagine a church with no pulpit. Imagine a church with no choir. Try to wrap your head around a...

United Baptist Missionary Convention: `Rebuilding Community’

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO The United Baptist Missionary Convention and Auxiliaries of the State of Maryland (UBMC), is gearing up for its annual...

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