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Homeless Atlanta Honor Student Goes to Yale

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By ADW News Atlanta native Chelesa Fearce is living proof that you can rise above your circumstances and overcome the odds. Despite battling homelessness throughout her high school years, she went on to be named valedictorian of her class, graduated from Spelman College and...

New Book Explores Black Christian Experience in White Churches

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By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Being pregnant is hard enough for any woman. Trying to write a book while you’re pregnant can feel positively unbearable. Austin Channing Brown tells the AFRO, “It was physically difficult. I was so tired. I...

Former NFL Great Michael Vick Doesn’t Dodge His Past

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By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Michael Vick became an NFL legend by eluding defenders that were trying to stop him.  With his playing days now over Vick doesn’t run away from his past as he candidly shares his...

Not Just Arabesques: Misty Copeland Imparts Her Life Lessons

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By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — No other ballet dancer has crossed over into mainstream popular culture quite like Misty Copeland. That was Copeland at the recent American Music Awards, dancing a passionate duet with partner Craig...

An Intimate Evening with Angela Davis

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By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO In the spirit of “inspiring social change,” Washington D.C.’s very own Busboys and Poets on K Street Northwest welcomed the legendary activist, author and scholar Angela Davis, Oct. 11, with an intimate conversation with...

Appraiser: Kanye West’s High School Art Worth Thousands

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By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Drawings by Kanye West from when the rapper was a high school student in Chicago are now worth thousands of dollars, according to an appraiser. Art specialist Laura Woolley evaluated five portraits and landscapes...

RAMBLING ROSE

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By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone, hoping you all are in great spirits, enjoying life, keeping a positive mind and treating others as you wish to be treated. The Avenue Bakery, where Jazz, sports, Baltimore history and tasty...

Teen Speaker Inspires Generations

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com COVID-19 has changed the world as many know it, with schools going virtual, proms and graduations canceled and the inability to hang with friends. Young people are feeling the sting of the pandemic and its...

Combining Culture with Currency

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By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO The award-winning creative agency, The Digital Footprint, hosted an interactive financial event called “CapTalk” on Aug. 24. The event, held in Washington D.C. is a way to combine culture with currency in partnership with...

Michelle Obama’s Memoir Conveys Lessons of an Eventful Life

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By CHEVEL JOHNSON, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama said Friday that her upcoming memoir "Becoming" is a "re-humanization effort" that shares the "ordinariness of a very extraordinary story" that she hopes will give voice...

Healthy Living Depends On Location

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By Black Health Matters Did you know that where you live determines how long and how well you’ll live? In news that probably won’t surprise you, folks in the South, regardless of race, and Blacks nationwide have lower healthy life expectancy...

Black Non-Profit Launches Online Therapy Sessions

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Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Hospitals are over capacity and understaffed. Healthcare workers are overworked with an increasing number becoming patients themselves due to the shortage of proper protective equipment and long-term exposure. Even more troubling, healthcare employees are put in...

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