‘Discombobulating’ Jones Teams with Holyfield on Bowie Fight

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO To those who know the boxing scene in the DMV, Henry “Discombobulating” Jones is a man who needs no introduction.  However, if Jones needs someone to introduce him,...

Eric Dickerson Demands $300k Lifetime Salary for NFL Hall-of-Famers

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor  NFL Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson made headlines this week when he announced that he and a group of fellow Hall-of-Famers would be boycotting future Hall ceremonies and...

Police Search for Answers in Greenbelt Homicide

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Prince George’s County Homicide Unit detectives are searching for clues in the a 26-year-old man in Greenbelt who was shot and killed. The victim has been identified as Lamont Woods...

Looking for Employment When All You Hear is ‘No’

The following is a bonus article to the articles running in the AFRO’s 5th Annual Career and Education Fair supplement. The AFRO’s Career and Education Fair will be held on September 25 from 10...

First Black Female White House Reporter Gets Newseum Statue

By Jesse J. Holland, The Associated Press Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House. In recognition of her achievements, the Newseum unveiled a statue...

Sheriff: Shooter Had Mental Illness but Legally Owned Gun

By David McFadded and Michael Kunzelmam, The Associated Press The woman who killed three people and wounded others before shooting herself to death at a Maryland drugstore warehouse had been diagnosed with a mental illness and...

Michelle Obama Book Tour is Reaching High

By Hillel Italie, AP National Writer Check out the upcoming events at Chicago's United Center and you'll see Bulls games, Blackhawks games and concerts by Fleetwood Mac, Nicki Minaj and Cher, among others. And former first lady...

C. Payne Lucas, Fierce Advocate of Africa, Dies at 85

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO C. Payne Lucas, co-founder of Africare, a Washington, D.C.- based aid organization focused on Africa’s development and policy issues, died Sept. 15 at a Silver Spring, Md. hospital,...

Deputy Housing Director’s Son, 210th Homicide Victim

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor This past week has been, arguably, the deadliest of the year, with 10 homicides in the last seven days as of Sept. 19, including the slaying of the son of...

About 100 People Displaced After New Carrolton Fire

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Nearly 100 people were displaced and an entire building was destroyed Monday as a result of a three-alarm blaze that caused more than $2 million worth of damages...

Omega Psi Phi Aims to Bring Black Men to the Polls

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO. The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity needs to step up and lead the way for men to participate in the voting process, said panelists at an event during the...

‘What Is Light?’ Brings Rhymes and Wisdom to Kids

By Andrea “Aunni” Young, Special to the AFRO Sharing positive affirmations are great ways to teach your children happiness and an optimistic affirmative attitude, according to child psychologists.  Recently, the host of “Great Day Washington”, Markette...

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