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Greeks Raise Funds for Delta Member Killed at Waffle House

By AFRO Staff DeEbony Groves, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, was set to graduate from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee next month. Instead...

Hero Saves Lives after Waffle House Murders

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] A White gunman murdered four people of color at a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville, Tennessee April 22 and the...

Should Jack Johnson be Pardoned?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk  Laws change and people change. The fact that society still holds a criminal conviction over the...

Syracuse Fraternity Permanently Expelled over Racist Video

The Associated Press Syracuse University announced April 21 that it has permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that fraternity members say was intended...

Jack Whitten, Artist as Sojourner and Refugee, on Display at BMA

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Jack Whitten, the distinguished contemporary Black artist, premieres at the the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) this weekend. “Odyssey:...

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Unlicensed Bail Bond Companies Prey Upon Baltimore’s Most Needy

By Myesha Braden and Veryl Pow, Special to the AFRO Each day, about 4,000 people are held in Baltimore City jails on pretrial detention, many because...

HBCUs Continue to Fill a Major Void

By Maria Thompson, Special to the AFRO As we all know, HBCUs were established because of segregation and a lack of adequate higher learning opportunities...

NAACP: Facebook Fails the Black Community

By Derrick Johnson, Special to the AFRO “Mr. Zuckerberg, would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last...

5 Ways to Cut the College Price Tag

By Robert Weinert Jr., Special to the AFRO Working as a Financial Aid Counselor, families often ask me how they can pay for college. More...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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)...

Living For The Weekend

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “The years of imprisonment hardened me.... Perhaps if you have been given a moment to hold back and...

Laz Alonso Shows a Whole Different Side in New Film

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO It was a reunion of old friends for Laz Alonso and his co-stars in his new film “Traffik,” which...

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...

SPORTS

Ex-Players Open Up About Marijuana and the NFL

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] More and more ex-NFL players are opening up about using marijuana during their playing careers. Recently retired tight end Martellus Bennett...

Should Jack Johnson be Pardoned?

By Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley, AFRO Sports Desk  Laws change and people change. The fact that society still holds a criminal conviction over the...

Broner Continues to Embarrass Himself, Ekes Out Majority Draw with Vargas

By Dion Johnson, Special to the AFRO At this point, what is there left to say about Adrien Broner? The self-proclaimed “Problem” is only a problem to...

I Think I Love the Wizards, but I’m Cheating On Them...

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO In 2007, “I Think I love My Wife,” a comedy starring comedian Chris Rock and my then-crush, Kerry Washington, hit...

RELIGION

Vick and Church Leaders Seek to Inspire Next Generation

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO On April 13 and 14, First Baptist Church of Glenarden was filled with more than two-thousand men for...

Baltimore Area Church News

Compiled by Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO April is here and the seasons are changing.  It seems like winter doesn’t want to leave, but before...

Baltimore Health Ministries Issues Appeal to Clergy

By AFRO Staff The Health Ministries Network, which “establish a clearinghouse for mobilizing personal participation in available health care initiatives through community churches and other...

Houston Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell: ‘I am Innocent’

By Kamau High, AFRO Managing Editor, [email protected] Kirbyjon Caldwell, the well-known Houston megachurch pastor who delivered both invocations at George W. Bush’s inaugurations and was a spiritual...

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