Descendants of Henrietta Lacks family joined by their new attorneys, renowned civil rights litigator, Ben Crump (center) and pharmaceutical counselor, Christopher Seeger (right). (Courtesy photo) By Deborah Bailey Special to […]
Category: Inauguration 2013
Happy Birthday: 100 Years Well Lived!
By AFRO Staff Mrs. Helen Newman casts her vote in every election. (Courtesy Photo) Turning 100 years old is certainly a reason to celebrate which is why on Jan. 5, […]
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 […]
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. FILE – In this […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Obama Opens Second Term with a Bold Return to his Base
WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Rejecting calls for him to move closer toward his Republican critics, a confident President Barack H. Obama kicked off his second term on Monday by making an […]