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Black-Owned Wig Company Donates Face Masks to NYC Hospitals

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New York, NY (BlackNews.com) -- RPGSHOW, a leading provider of luxury wigs in partnership with sister company, MyFirstWig, is giving back to the community with a donation of vital PPE materials to various hospitals in NYC and other areas...

Salon Owner Fights to Survive

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] Owner of Mane Obsessionz salon in East Baltimore is symbolic of the struggle of many small business owners across the nation Black women are notorious for being serious about their hair. And Baltimore has historically been...

7 Ways to Boost Immunity

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By Black Health Matters As coronavirus runs roughshod across the country, having an immune system functioning at its peak is critically important. Vitamins and supplements may promise to boost immunity, but there’s not much evidence to support these promises. Instead,...

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

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By AFRO Staff  Men’s Health Network (MHN) joins with other health organizations to raise awareness of testicular cancer during Testicular Cancer Awareness Month in April. These organizations are calling on greater awareness among men, healthcare providers, and communities about this...

Working From Home, Corona Style

By Jannette J. Witmyer Special to the AFRO Anyone who has never worked from home and parents who don’t normally home-school their children may find it all a tad overwhelming, trying to figure out where to begin. Under the circumstances, even...

Coast Guard: Cruise Ships Must Stay at Sea with Sick Onboard

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By FREIDA FRISARO and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has directed cruise ships to prepare to treat any sick passengers and crew on board while being sequestered “indefinitely" offshore during the...

Black-Owned Brand of Washable Face Masks

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CLOTHING BOUTIQUE RETAILING REUSABLE, AFRICAN-PRINT FACE MASKS FOR FRONTLINE WORKERS Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Alexis Williams, founder of a local clothing boutique in Gulfport, MS, is doing her part to simultaneously fight the spread of the coronavirus and bring awareness to...

‘It’s a very long game’: Brown Family Celebrates 25 years as Napa Valley’s only...

Two doctors shopped for a summer home 40 years ago. Now their children oversee more than 20 employees at the family’s vineyard and winery. By Dan Holly, Urban News Service A Division of Zenger News  When Bassett and Marcela Brown went...

Maryland Governor Says COVID-19 Increases are ‘Frightening’

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By The Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A COVID-19 outbreak at a Maryland nursing home contributed to an increase in virus cases Sunday across the state that the governor described as "frightening."  Maryland health officials reported that overall cases around...

Living Outside Lockdown: Barbers, Beauty Shops Still Open

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By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press ELGIN, S.C. (AP) — With South Carolina's first coronavirus hot spot just a short jaunt up the highway, Johellen Lee hadn't been out for anything but groceries for nearly a month. "I looked like a hag,"...
When forced to limit their good service to solely carryout or delivery, Blue Waters Caribbean & Seafood Grill was named “Most Loved on DoorDash.”

Blue Waters Recognized as ‘Most Loved on DoorDash’

By Camille Davis Special to the AFRO The emergency order regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) issued by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on March 16, required restaurants, such as Blue Waters Caribbean & Seafood Grill, to limit food service to carryout or delivery ordering...

Coronavirus Crisis: Baltimore Organizations Feed Thousands

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor [email protected] City agencies have provided free food (see afro.com for a list of agencies providing food) for thousands of city residents in need during the coronavirus pandemic crisis. But, several private organizations have also stepped up...

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