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    Afro Cubans Abound at Kennedy Center Festival

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO A two-week festival at the Kennedy Center highlighting Cuba’s vibrant cultural arts scene in music, dance, visual arts, cinema, theater, fashion and other disciplines includes Cuban artists of...

    First Saudi Cinema Opens with Popcorn and ‘Black Panther’

    By The Associated Press The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots April 18 evening as Hollywood's blockbuster "Black Panther" premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie theater. Though it...

    Baltimore Man Takes Students to China to Educate and Be Educated

    Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO (Updated 08/06/2018) Danny Evans, Vice-Chair of the Baltimore-Xiamen Sister City Committee, has one especially poignant memory of the time he spent living in China, from 2012-2014. “I was at a...

    UK Party Suspends Leader’s Girlfriend over Racist Remarks About Meghan Markle

    LONDON (AP) — The U.K. Independence Party on Sunday suspended the membership of the girlfriend of the party's leader after she reportedly made racist remarks about Prince Harry's fiancee, American actress Meghan Markle. In a...

    Mandela Fellows Learn About Leadership at Howard University

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Four years ago, President Obama created the Mandela Washington Fellowship. The program brings young African leaders to the United States to learn about leadership and other professional endeavors. One of the...

    Bishop Michael Curry to Speak at Royal Wedding

    By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO A former Baltimore rector will speak at the royal wedding at Windsor Castle in England on Saturday. Michael Bruce Curry, Primate and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, served...

    Meet Haiti’s Founding Father, Whose Black Revolution was too Radical for Thomas Jefferson

    By Julia Gaffield, Georgia State University (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Crowds cheered as local lawmakers on August 18 unveiled a street sign...

    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West Visit Uganda

    By The Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan officials say Kanye West and his wife, the reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, have arrived in Uganda on a private visit. Information Minister Frank Tumwebaze told...

    Timeline of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Romance

    By The Associated Press The budding romance between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle has captivated the world. Here's how it all happened: July 2016: Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle meet on a...

    ‘Winnie!’ South Africa Bids Farewell to Madikizela-Mandela

    By KRISTA MAHR, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tens of thousands of people sang, cheered and cried as the flag-draped casket of anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was escorted from her official funeral on Saturday, after...

    Senegal’s President Fires Dakar’s Mayor Over Prison Sentence

    By The Associated Press DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's president has effectively fired the mayor of the capital, Dakar, after an appeals court upheld his five-year prison sentence for forgery, criminal conspiracy, embezzlement and fraud. President...

    African-American Bishop Brings Human Rights Focus to Royal Wedding

    By DAVID RISING, The Associated Press He's the son of an American civil rights activist and the descendant of African slaves. He condemned last year's White supremacist rally in Charlottesville as fascist and he has outspokenly stood...

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