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Apple TV+ Brings Back Beloved Kids Show

By Nsenga K. Burton NNPA Newswire Culture and Entertainment Editor Hey Gen Xers! Here is something you can watch with the kids or grandkids while taking a trip down memory lane. The Fraggles make their return in Apple’s “Fraggle Rock: Rock...

Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’ Official Netflix Trailer

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By AFRO Staff The critically acclaimed Academy Award Winner Spike Lee strikes again with a new joint. Lee’s latest film, “Da 5 Bloods,” centers around four African-American veterans as they battle the forces of man and nature in the aftermath...

#AFRO20Qs: King Chuck

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By Jessica Dortch AFRO Production Editor jdortch@afro.com King Chuck is an up and coming rapper on the scene in the D.C. Metropolitan Area. Even in quarantine, the artist made time to have a little fun with the AFRO in a completely random...

Kids Write Series for Young Readers

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By BlackNews.com Actor Dwayne Clark, his 8-year-old son, DJ, and his 11-year-old daughter, Jada, have launched a series of children's books that portrays life lessons from their family experiences to motivate young readers. Written from a child's point of view,...

Join Mayor Young, Health Commissioner Dzirasa, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, and Police Commissioner Michael...

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Join Mayor Jack Young for a Telephone Town Hall, THURSDAY May 21st at 6:30PM to discuss public safety the city’s continued response to the Coronavirus pandemic along with our Health Commissioner Dr. Dzirasa, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, and Police...

NAREB ANNOUNCES ITS 2020 SPRING POLICY WEB CONFERENCE

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NAREB ANNOUNCES ITS 2020 SPRING POLICY WEB CONFERENCE *** The Focus on Policies Surrounding Black Homeownership In America Will Not Be Distracted by COVID-19 *** WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the 2020 election cycle in its sites and while in the midst...

Queen Bee Masks

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By Myra Owens Queen, Special to the AFRO I posted a selfie, April 26, on Facebook, wearing a mask that I designed and created. The post said “quarantine life made me pull out my sewing machine.  I will wear these...

The Impact of the HEROES Act on Black Communities

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SPENCER OVERTON / MAY 18, 2020 Last Friday, U.S. House Democrats passed a $3 trillion bill to address economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic—the HEROES Act. Economic Support for Individuals:  African American unemployment more than doubled in April alone (from 6.7% in...

EARVIN “MAGIC” JOHNSON’S EQUITRUST FUNDS OVER $100 MILLION IN PPP LOANS FOR MINORITY AND...

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May 18, 2020 (New York, NY) — Earvin “Magic” Johnson, majority owner of EquiTrust, the nation’s largest minority-owned insurance company, announced a $100 million partnership with MBE Capital Partners (MBECP), the largest certified minority-owned asset-based lender, and the National Action...

Virginia Becomes 1st Southern State To Outlaw Hair Discrimination

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(Black PR Wire) -- Another state is moving in the right direction to eliminate discrimination against hair. Virginia has officially become the first southern U.S. state to ban hair discrimination based on racial identifiers including hair texture and hair...

Grant Funding STILL Available – Baltimore County’s Weekly Business Resource Update (5/15)

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This week County Executive Olszewski announced actions in in response to Governor Hogan’s plans for the phased re-opening of the County. ALSO - The Baltimore County Small Business Relief Grant is STILL OPEN and accepting applications. Please share with...

Government Employee Thankful for Essential Status

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By Camille Davis Special to the AFRO The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) pushed income tax filing deadlines to July 15, thus creating assurance and job security for employees at the Office of Tax and Revenue such as Returns...

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