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Saying goodbye to Mr. D.C., Edgar Brookins

By Deborah Bailey Special to the AFRO The connector…The bridge builder…The architect.  Saturday, hundreds connected both in-person and virtually at the Memorial Chapel at Fort Myer base in Arlington Virginia, celebrating Edgar Allen Brookins, a man who befriended, supported, mentored and poured into their lives. Brookins died on Dec. 1.    The service, both joyful and […]

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Remembering Edgar Brookins: AFRO accepting memories, remarks of ‘Mr. D.C.’

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. and Digital Editor mgreen@afro.com On Dec. 1, longtime AFRO General and Circulation Manager Edgar Brookins, 74, died at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Since his passing, social media tributes have been pouring in, as well as personal reflections sent to this reporter and AFRO staff.  “Farewell to Brother […]

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A salute to ‘Mr. D.C.:’ Veteran, Omega Man, long-time AFRO employee dies at 74

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. and Digital Editor mgreen@afro.com Army Officer, Omega Man, college professor, Sunday school teacher, church leader, dedicated AFRO employee, volunteer extraordinaire, Lupus advocate, “Mr. D.C.” and, most proudly, Dad and Granddad, were some of the many titles Edgar Brookins answered to in his 74 years on earth. On Dec. 1, 2021, […]

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Brookins: A good soldier

By Talibah Chikwendu Former AFRO Executive Editor The first time Edgar Brookins and I met, it was across a conference table during my first weekly management meeting in August 1997. The editorial departments of both Washington and Baltimore were taking it on the chin for mistakes that made it into print and missing the printer […]