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Seafarers: Historic Black Yacht Club

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By Jessica Dortch, AFRO Staff, jdortch@afro.com  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...

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...

Superhero Focused Library Opens in Ward 4

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By Lenore T. Adkins,Special to the AFRO Can’t get enough of “Black Panther” and Marvel’s other exciting super heroes? Disney Publishing Worldwide and Little Free Library have joined forces to launch a Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War-themed library at Upshur Recreation Center,...

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...

Are Tolls Coming to the BW-Parkway?

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By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Traveling along the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and I-270 could come with a toll if President Donald Trump and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan have their way. The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Governor have...

Michelle Obama Surprises Detroit Students at Motown Museum

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By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Michelle Obama surprised a group of Detroit college students on Tuesday afternoon, walking into the Motown Museum as the young men of color took part in a roundtable discussion on education. The former first...

The Made Man Honors 100 Black Men in DC

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By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, bmcadoo@afro.com The 2018 U.S. Made Man Experience Tour is making its rounds to 11 cities in the nation where they are unapologetically celebrating Black men in all their excellence. This past week they made a stop...

Tennessee Lawmakers Punish Memphis for Removing Confederate Statues

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By The Associated Press The Republican-dominated House in Tennessee voted Tuesday to punish the city of Memphis for removing Confederate monuments by taking $250,000 away from the city that would have been used for a bicentennial celebration next year. The retaliation...

Recap: Delta Day in Annapolis 2019

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By Christel York, Special to the AFRO On March 6, over 250 members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. from across the state of Maryland gathered for their annual Delta Day in Annapolis. The theme, “Sounding the Alarm in Annapolis: Impacting...

Jazzy Jeff,’ Black Skiers Stricken With Coronavirus

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com A particularly cruel urban myth that emerged early on during the catastrophic COVID-19 pandemic was, “Black people don’t catch it.” The truth is, like many deadly diseases, more people of color and poor people disproportionately seem...

‘Traveling While Black’ guidebooks May be Out of Print, But Still Resonate Today

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By Cotten Seiler, Dickinson College (THE CONVERSATION) In the summer of 2017, the NAACP issued a travel advisory for the state of Missouri. Modeled after the international advisories issued by the U.S. State Department, the NAACP statement cautioned travelers of color...

Studying in South Africa and Learning Who I Am

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By Darielis Cruz, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. I was born in Moca, a small city in the Dominican Republic, and today I am a 21-year-old junior at Mercy College, in New Jersey. Thanks to the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship, I...

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