Thursday, April 9, 2020

Travel

Second Black-Owned Store Opens at National Harbor

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By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Rocky Parrish is not the kind of man who likes to ride the wave he makes them.  Whether in his one time role as an outspoken sports talk host at D.C.’s 106.7...

Hip-Hop Museum Preserves Rap Music History in D.C.

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By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer,  [email protected] Forty years ago, near the end of the Jimmy Carter administration, when the Baltimore Orioles were making a run to the World Series, the music world was caught off guard by a genre’ that would...

Delta Flight Attendant Now Guard’s First Black Female Pilot

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By Wayne Crenshaw, The Associated Press /Telegraph of Macon 1st Lt. Andrea Lewis' mom visited her at work Feb. 6, and had good reasons to be proud. Lewis started her aviation career as a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines and now...

Former Slave Holding Mansion Now Home to Black Artists

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By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO About 20 miles south of Washington, D.C. lies an old plantation which once housed slaves that has been transformed into a home for some of the most innovative Black makers and artists the DMV...

D.C. Students Travel to the Black Side of Panama

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Seventeen students at National Collegiate Preparatory Public Charter High School in Southeast Washington D.C. traveled and studied in Panama as a part of their curriculum, recently. Shannon Cox, who teaches Spanish, helped arrange the May 1-5 trip. She said the...

New Exhibit Traces 4 Centuries of Black History in Virginia

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By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The artifacts in a new exhibit tracing four centuries of Black history in Virginia range from the painful to the poignant: leg shackles and chains used during slavery, a letter from...

Organization Sparks ‘Year of Return’

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By Nyame-kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO With 2019 marking the 400 year anniversary of the first recorded slave ships docking on Western Shores, The United States Congress recently put into motion, H.R. 1242, a bill also known as “400 Years...

AFRO Publisher Retraces Grandfather’s 1959 Trek to Cuba

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By DeWayne Wickham HAVANA, Cuba – When AFRO American publisher Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper walked off JetBlue flight 503 last week into the international terminal of Cuba’s Jose Marti Airport she wasn’t just entering what for many Americans is thought...

Most and Least Ethnically Diverse U.S. Cities Identified

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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia With immigration reform remaining one of the most prominent political issues, suggesting that the U.S. demographic landscape may soon change, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019’s Most & Least Ethnically...

Gordon Parks Exhibit Showcases Photographer’s Evolving Vision and Genius

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By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Gordon Parks has left an indelible mark on Black culture and the broader contemporary culture. Born in Kansas in 1912, the renowned photographer documentarian, filmmaker and author has created works that challenged the stereotypical narratives...

‘Survive, Not Enjoy’: Heat, Humidity Gripping Half the US

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By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races, chased baseball fans out of their seats and pushed New...

Zambian Royalty Finds Refuge at HBCUs, But At What Cost?

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By Lynette Monroe, Special to the AFRO For many African Americans, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) serve as a place of refuge. A place to reconcile identity in a world that seeks to erase it.  A place to learn...

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