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    Mfume: `I Think the Record Will Show, I’m Proven…’

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Kweisi Mfume, former President of the NAACP, once represented Maryland’s 7th Congressional District prior to the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, the man he eulogized on Oct. 25.  In a wide-ranging interview...

    AFRO Exclusive: Settlement With Ex-Cadet Ends Battle With City

    By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO For former Maryland University police cadet Raymond Gray, every day is a struggle. Roughly half a dozen surgeries and six years of intense therapy have failed to...

    Fall Concert Celebrates 100 Years of Scholarship

    By Special to AFRO More than two thousand music lovers from the Baltimore and Washington Metropolitan Areas will fill Gilliam Concert Hall at Morgan State University’s Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center on Nov. 17...

    ‘Hidden Figure’ Katherine Johnson Turns 101

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Katherine Johnson, one of the African American women whose stories received global attention in the best-selling book and blockbuster movie, “Hidden Figures,” has turned 101. The renowned mathematician was instrumental...

    AFRO Exclusive: ‘Harriet’ Depicts a True, Black Superhero, Stars Weigh In

    By Micha Green AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor [email protected] This reporter has seen award-winning director Kaci Lemmons’ “Harriet,” starring Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr. twice at two different premiers- the first time because it was necessary in...

    The Demolition of Gilmor Homes Underway

    By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO There’s no horizon from the center of Gilmor Homes. Brick apartment blocks stretch out in every direction. There’s a park in the center. The picnic tables lie ruined. Rusty...

    Hughley Brings “The Funny” To IMPROV

    By M.P. Stone, Contributing Editor, Texas Metro News D.L. Hughley truly did “bring it” this past weekend at the Addison Improv and he brought four more of the fun­niest men on the planet with him. It...

    Toni Braxton Is In the Holiday Spirit with Lifetime Movie

    By GARY GERARD HAMILTON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Toni Braxton has been nominated for Grammys again for her latest album, but these days the singer is also focusing on acting — and flexing her...

    Toppled Trees, Swift Water, Have Killed Many During Florence

    By The Associated Press Florence — which was once a hurricane and now is a tropical depression — is being blamed for at least 32 deaths in the Carolinas and Virginia. 25 were in North...

    Racism Quickly Becomes an Issue in Florida Governor’s Race

    By The Associated Press Racism immediately became an issue in the Florida governor's race Wednesday as both nominees made predictions: The Democrat said voters aren't looking for a misogynist, racist or bigot, while the Republican...

    Meet Josiah Henson, the Former Slave Who May Have a Maryland School Named After...

    By Kamau High, AFRO Managing Editor, [email protected] The president of the Montgomery Council is trying to change the name of a school in North Bethesda to that of a former slave, who was the basis for the...

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