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MLK 9th Annual Wreath Laying

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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...

There’s Still Time to See UnSeen At Portrait Gallery

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By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Even though The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is technically not on the National Mall geographically, it is still one of the most important museums in the District. Over the past few years it has...

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

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By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer,  mgray@afro.com 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...

Tutu Awards Prize to US School Shooting Survivors

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A group of young Americans who campaigned against gun violence after surviving a deadly shooting at their Florida school have received a prize from former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu. Tutu said in a statement Tuesday that...

NNPA Urges Better U.S.-Cuba Relations

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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...

Chile Recurre A Controvertidos “Pasaportes de Inmunidad” En Plan de Reapertura

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D.C. Brings the Funk

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By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO It’s official: Washington, D.C. keeps it funky. The 5th Annual Funk Parade will take place on May 12 despite concerns that the event would be cancelled. Instead of cancellation, this year’s parade has grown with...

WATCH: Stars Gather For Online Festival To Combat Hunger in Amazon Rainforest

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WWII VE Day75 Tribute: The Silent Six Triple Eight

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By Col (Ret.) Edna W. Cummings and MSG (Ret.) Elizabeth Helm-Fraizer, US Army As the nation commemorates the 75th anniversary of WWII’s Allied victory in Europe and navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, we celebrate these Six Triple Eight veterans’ birthdays and...

Pastor Jamal Bryant Calls Reopening Of Georgia’s Economy ‘Assault’ On Minorities, ‘Contrary To God’s...

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By Leonardo Blair, Christian Post Reporter Outspoken megachurch pastor Jamal Bryant of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church slammed the Georgia governor's decision to begin reopening the local economy by Friday as akin to an "assault on the minority community” and “contrary...

Freedom Trail Brings Back African-American Patriots Tours

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By The Associated Press The Freedom Trail in Boston is bringing back its African-American Patriots Tours in time for Black History Month. The tours celebrate the African-American patriots who played a vital role in the start of the American Revolution in...

BSO Concert Season Begins

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By AFRO Staff The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Inc. (BSO) and members of the Orchestra and the Musicians’ Association of Metropolitan Baltimore, a local 40-543, announced at a joint press conference that they have reached a one-year agreement and will open...

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