Thursday, April 9, 2020

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Detroit-Area Sculptor to Memorialize Civil Rights Activist

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By The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — A 23-year-old sculptor is shaping the memory of a Detroit civil rights activist who was slain in Alabama during a 1965 voting rights march. Austen Brantley is preparing to unveil a statue of Viola...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Made Man Honors 100 Black Men in DC

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By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] 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...

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...

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...

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