Thursday, April 9, 2020

Travel

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...

5K Moves To National Mall

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By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] 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

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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...

Fleeing War, Poverty, African Migrants Face Racism in Egypt

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By SAMY MAGDY Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Two Sudanese sisters, Seham and Ekhlas Bashir, were walking their children home from elementary school in a Cairo neighborhood when a group of Egyptian teenagers crowded around them. The boys taunted them,...

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...

Life Through The Lens: Q&A With Geraldine Howard

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By AFRO Staff During his time in the Marines, JD Howard picked up a camera and decided to visually document the places he’s been and the people he saw. Almost 50 years later and his hobby has become his greatest...

North Dakota County May Become US’s 1st to Bar New Refugees

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By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Reuben Panchol was forced to leave war-torn Sudan decades ago as a child, embarking on an odyssey that eventually brought him to the American Midwest and left him eternally grateful to...

Black Eyed Peas Star Accuses Qantas Attendant Of Racism

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By The Associated Press Black Eyed Peas musician will.i.am has accused a flight attendant from Australia’s national carrier Qantas of being racist and rude to him on a flight. The musician said he was met by police at Sydney Airport on Nov....

Seafarers: Historic Black Yacht Club

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By Jessica Dortch, AFRO Staff, [email protected]  Being Black in America is hard.  In the 50s and 60s, it was even harder.  A group of Blacks in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area were interested in boating on the Chesapeake Bay, but, unfortunately, the...

Kids in Bahamas Stranded With Schools Damaged by Hurricane

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By MELISSA HERNANDEZ of Fresh Take Florida news service Fresh Take Florida, a news service of the University of Florida GREAT ABACO ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — As unimaginable winds from Hurricane Dorian pushed the Atlantic Ocean into inland neighborhoods far...

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...

Kampala: The Party Capital of East Africa

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By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Disclaimer: In my other life I am a House Music impresario and my foundation in House was built at two legendary dance clubs: Odell’s and Paradox.  I’ve also clubbed extensively in New York, Chicago and Los...

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