Monday, March 30, 2020


Howard University Suspends All International Travel Due to Coronavirus

On Saturday March 7, Howard University Communications sent an email to all students and faculty announcing a travel restriction. Link: Howard University News Service is a free wire service that delivers print and broadcast news stories to nearly 200 NNPA member...

National Black Doll Museum To Feature Barbie & Ebony Fashion Fair In New Exhibit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2020 CONTACT: National Black Doll Museum Of History & Culture (774) 284-4729 Mansfield, MA ( -- The National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture - the only museum in the country whose mission is to preserve the history...

Ciara is Latest Musician to Postpone Show Due to Coronavirus

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Ciara is the latest musician to postpone a concert because of the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Ciara, who is pregnant, was set to perform in Texas at the grand opening of the...

BWI Marshall Airport and Fraport Maryland Welcome New Pop-Up Shops

For Immediate Release                                                              Contact: Jonathan Dean February 27, 2020   ...

Another $5 Million Donation to NMAAHC

By AFRO Staff Walmart announced on Jan. 27, a $5 million grant to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C. Walmart’s support of NMAAHC is a part of the company’s continued commitment to...

Black Authors Book Expo Kicks off Black History Month

By Michael Gainey Special to the AFRO Local authors kicked off Black History month, Feb. 1, with the Black Authors Book Expo at the Baltimore War Memorial Building.  “The turnout has been great,” organizer Andrea Jones said. Jones said more than 500...

Macy’s Celebrates Black History Month By Embracing and Expressing The Diversity Of Black People...

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 27, 2020-- This February, Macy's will celebrate Black History Month by embracing and expressing the diversity of Black people and culture. Luminaries such as influencer Monica Veloz, Oscar® nominee Matthew Cherry, comedian Phoebe Robinson, activist Marley Dias,...

Zetas Celebrate, Founders’ Legacy

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor Starting Jan. 15, groups of women in deep blue and white apparel, often with Greek lettering, could be spotted throughout D.C. for the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Centennial Week. Zeta’s International Centennial President Valerie Hollingsworth Baker...

MLK 9th Annual Wreath Laying

By Imani Wj Wright Special to the AFRO This year, in observance of the Civil Rights icon’s 91st Birthday, The National Memorial Foundation hosted the “9th Annual Wreath Laying, Day of Reflection, Reconciliation” at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in...

NNPA Urges Better U.S.-Cuba Relations

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “The majority of the people of the United States want better relations with Cuba, and that is the will that must prevail,” stated Chavis, who counted among the delegation of 30 American scholars who attended the...

5K Moves To National Mall

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer Graduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) from local and regional alumni association chapters are taking over the National Mall in early July.  The DC HBCU Alumni Alliance will host its “8th Annual HBCU...

D.C. Sailor Deployed to Arabian Sea

On Jan. 5,Retail Services Specialist Seaman Mohamed Sesay, from Washington D.C., completed a load of laundry in ship's laundry aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Arabian Sea. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike...



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