Thursday, April 9, 2020

Travel

Bowie Man Looks to Expand Historically Black Motorcycle Club

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By RACHAEL PACELLA, The Capital  BOWIE, Md. (AP) — As a chapter president in one of the nation's oldest African American motorcycle clubs, Rodney "Rhodes" Yancey covers a lot of road. It's called the State Burner's Motorcycle Club — as in...

AFRAM, Baltimore’s African American Festival Returns August 10-11, 2019

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Baltimore's AFRAM festival returns to Druid Hill Park August 10-11 starting at 12 p.m. each day. The festival is a celebration of African American life, music and culture and is free and open to the public. This family-oriented event is...

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...

Tryp Rideshare

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By Black News PR Everybody knows about Uber and Lyft, but there's a new rideshare company called Tryp that is becoming especially popular with Black and other minority entrepreneurs. It's the only rideshare platform that allows drivers to keep 100...

Driving While Black: Police Continue to Profile, Stop and Search African American Drivers

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Two new recently published reports show that racial profiling – particularly “Driving While Black” – remains a crisis in America. A recent report issued by Missouri’s attorney general Eric Schmitt revealed that black drivers across that...

‘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...

What do you love about Baltimore?

By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, Special to the AFRO No one would deny Baltimore is a city with its own unique challenges, but it is so much more than tally-marks in negative columns. Ask any Baltimorean, native or transplant. Baltimore rises...

Group Grants $1.6M For Places That Are Part Of Black History

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By Chevel Johnson, The Associated Press More than $1.6 million in grants are going to 22 sites and organizations to help preserve Black history. The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced the grants Friday during the 25th annual Essence Festival in New...

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...

Island of Kauai Dotted Golf Courses

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    By JOHN MARSHALL LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii has some of the most beautiful and memorable golf courses in the world. And the quiet island of Kauai may have the most picturesque courses on the islands — or anywhere else. From...

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...

Legislatively Mandated Transit Fare Increase

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Single-Trip Fares to Increase by 10 Cents on Local Bus, Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink and MobilityLink BALTIMORE, MD (May 14, 2019) – As required by the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit...

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