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Henrietta Lacks’ family takes it’s ‘HeLa’ cells case to civil rights attorney Ben Crump

By Deborah Bailey Special to the AFRO It has been close to 70 years since doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital took samples of Henrietta Lacks’ cancerous cells without her or her family’s knowledge. Pharmaceutical firms worldwide have generated multi-billion dollar revenues...

Happy Birthday: 100 Years Well Lived!

By AFRO Staff Turning 100 years old is certainly a reason to celebrate which is why on Jan. 5, at Salem Baptist Church in King, Va., the family, friends and church members will honor Ms. Helen Newman for reaching that...

Where are the Minority Staffers?

On Jan. 5, the National Urban League Washington Bureau sponsored a panel discussion "Increasing Racial Diversity in the U.S. Senate." The event, held at the Hart Senate Office Building, had an audience of roughly 50 people. Don Bell, president...

New York Drug Charges Against Rapper Desiigner are Dropped

NEW YORK (AP) — Misdemeanor drug and menacing charges against rapper Desiigner have effectively been dropped less than three months after his arrest in New York. The rapper, whose real name is Sidney Selby, wasn't in Manhattan Criminal Court on...

Millennials, Generation YHow Do ‘U’ Know– What?

Morgan State Urban News Project Dwayne Allen explores the younger generation abandoning traditional newspapers and relying on social media and other web outlets to get their news.  Check out his video... (April 5, 2013) Millennials, or Generation Y, are increasingly turning...

You Don’t Want to be a Belle at Just Any Inaugural Ball

Many Americans celebrated the second inauguration of the 44th President of the United States in front of their television screens while others had the opportunity, or misfortunes depending on your perspective, to experience everything live. I danced my way into...

Travelers Crowded Union Station for Obama’s Inauguration

More than 700,000 people descended on Washington, D.C. Jan. 21 to witness the swearing-in of President Barack Obama and the Inaugural Parade, with many traveling great distances for the event. The streets outside of Union Station were lined with tour...

Obama’ Second Inauguration Brings Joy, Hope

For thousands of celebrants, the day of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration started with a visit to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monument, a chance to mark both Obama’s occasion and Martin Luther King Day. But reaching the monument...

Yellow Ticket Holders at a Glance

The biggest ticketed event of the year took place in Washington, D.C. last Monday. Nearly 1 million people traversed the national mall to witness the second and final swearing-in of President Barack Obama. Among these men, women and children...

Black Star Power Shines Bright at BET Inaugural Ball

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Just hours after President Obama was sworn in to his second term, a host of musicians, actors and dignitaries lined the red carpet at BET Networks' 2013 Inaugural Ball. The black-tie affair, hosted by comedian Wayne Brady was held...

Maryland Inaugural Ball

The state’s Democrats, who were pivotal in Presi¬dent Obama’s reelection in November, converged on National Harbor’s Gaylord hotel on Jan. 20 to celebrate his second inauguration and the role they played in it at the Maryland Inaugural Ball. To cheers...

Memorabilia Hot Ticket for Inauguration

They came from all around the world to witness the spectacle of the 57th Presidential Inauguration and they all wanted something to take home with them, a reminder of the time they spent witnessing the swearing in of President...

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