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Exclusive: Commissioner Harrison Talks to the AFRO: `We Have Been Asked to Be All...

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@54.204.251.142 Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison spoke exclusively to the AFRO about budget cuts to his department that went into effect on July 1, and the role of  law enforcement in Baltimore. Part one of two. The...

AFRO Exclusive: Black Face Photo Sparks Concern

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By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO A picture snapped nearly eight years ago in Rotterdam, Netherlands led to a resignation letter from the lead contractor in South Baltimore’s Middle Branch waterfront redevelopment. The Baltimore City Board of Estimates announced May 11...

AFRO Exclusive: Clarke Peters Talks Da 5 Bloods and Journey

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@54.204.251.142 With almost five decades in the entertainment industry, actor Clarke Peters has achieved a “legendary” status, yet per his frank conversation with the AFRO and moving performance as Otis in Spike Lee’s new film, Da...

Book Helps Parents Talk About Racism and Police Brutality

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BLACK AUTHOR RELEASES BOOK TO ASSIST PARENTS IN STARTING THE CONVERSATION ON RACISM AND POLICE BRUTALITY "The Talk: A Black Family's Conversation about Racism and Police Brutality" by Ama Karikari-Yawson, Esq. Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- All over the country, parents are having the...

Separate Celebration: Formerly Conjoined Twins Turn 2 After Surgeries

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Black Ad Exec to Create 1 Million Black Millionaires

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Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Black professionals make up 10% of college graduates, but less than 1 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs and only 3 percent of executive/senior manager-level roles according to a study by the Center for Talent Innovation. The...

N.C. A&T’s Gilmore Named 2020-21 Fulbright Program Grant Finalist

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N.C. A&T’s Gilmore Named 2020-21 Fulbright Program Grant Finalist EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (March 27, 2020) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Student Government Association President Allison Gilmore has been selected as a 2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant...

‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ Hymn Ignites Hope Across Nation

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By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Black national anthem was born more than a century ago, but the popular hymn within the African American community called "Lift Every Voice and Sing" has resurrected a...
Booker T. Washington

From The Publisher: We.Are.Still.Here

“December 23, 1909  My dear Mr. Murphy: I have just read your very generous editorial bearing upon my new book, “The Story of the Negro.” I thank you for all that you have said.  If the spirit moves you at some time,...

REMEMBERING

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It is our sacred duty to remember these and many others who have lost their lives in volatile interactions with police officers. Not only to remember, but to also call their names from time to time and tell the...

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

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By Frederick Douglass Excerpted from his speech delivered before the Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Society, July 5, 1852 in Rochester, N.Y. Fellow-citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here to-day? What have I, or those...

Remembering the 1964 Murders of Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner

By Donna Lewis Johnson For Blacks of a certain age, the May 25 knee-on-neck killing of George Floyd by a White police officer evokes that awful time in the summer of 1964 when young civil rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and...

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