The AFRO’s Celebration Gala brought together and recognized the Founders, Leaders, and Supporters of The AFRO News, who share a demonstrated commitment to the achievements made by The AFRO News Publication in the last 130 Years.

Wow, what a celebration! It was a great gala!! The room was full, the entertainment was top notch and the congratulatory videos (return back here to view them over the next couple of days) were heartwarming and well done. Oh, the food was good too! 

Thanks to the gala planning committee (see the souvenir journal for names) and to our event planner CarVer productions, led by Nicole Kirby. And, what can I say about the souvenir journal,  the special edition, the pre-gala promos, and videos? Team AFRO worked tirelessly to make the gala the success that it was— so much so that Mr. Moses Newson at 95 (our oldest surviving AFRO journalist)didn’t want to leave! 

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Several framed imaged from the AFRO Archives were available for sale – descriptions can be found here. To purchase please call 410-554-8200 or send an email to