Friday, December 4, 2020

Washington D.C. News

DMV HBCU Report: Howard Coach Tempers Expectations

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com Howard University Basketball Coach Kenny Blakeney understands that the weight of expectation grows heavier in the face of reality. If there is a college basketball season, the Bison fans are expecting a massive improvement...

First Time Voters Share Feelings on Journey to the Ballot Box

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com First time voters are projected to be key in the 2020 election, and young people are making their voices heard. According to PBS Newshour, of the 50 million people who had voted by Oct. 25, five...

Emphatic ‘Yes’ Vote From Mom, Stubborn ‘No’ From Her Son

By Wayne Dawkins Special to the AFRO Lorraine Corry-Moore of the suburban-rural city Suffolk, Va. said she was dressed to represent. It was 9:30 a.m. Election Day Tuesday and Corry-Moore had just cast her vote at Temple Beth El congregation, a...

Biden for President

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AFRO Endorsement It seems implausible not to conclude that Donald John Trump is a White supremacist, after witnessing the towering dumpster inferno presented as the first presidential debate of 2020. And on that night Trump called upon his supporters to...

DCPS Announces Delay in School Reopening after Teachers Strike

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com One week before District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) was scheduled to allow eligible elementary students to return to buildings for in-person learning, educators and members of Washington Teachers Union (WTU) took a stance that...

Social Issues a Priority for Black Cardinal-To-Be Wilton Gregory

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By David Crary AP National Writer Washington, D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, soon to become the Roman Catholic Church's first Black cardinal from the United States, hopes the U.S. hierarchy can broaden its concept of "pro-life" so that other pressing issues can...

25 Under 30

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The AFRO is looking for community activists in the DMV.  Please send name or contact information to editor@afro.com.  In the subject line please put #25under30.

Entrepreneur’s Global Green Book, Campaign for Black Agenda

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com When this reporter went live with ILoveBlackPeople.com founder Sinclair Skinner, people tuning in described him as a “pioneer” and “Tuskegee legend,” and in the over an hour and twenty-minutes he spoke to the AFRO, it...

Washington Stops Dallas As Allen Becomes Their Leader

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com Kyle Allen couldn’t have picked a better time to play his best game for the Washington Football Team. Allen, who replaced Dwayne Haskins as starting quarterback, heads into the bye week with an even...

#WordinBlack: Names On School Buildings Tell Our Story

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By Alexis Taylor Special to the AFRO “Richard Montgomery was a slave owning general whose claim to fame was a failed invasion of Canada during the American Revolutionary War.”  The Change.org petition filed by the students and stakeholders of Richard Montgomery High...

Analysis: Voter suppression never went away. The tactics just changed.

Making voting harder is about grabbing even more disproportionate power and delaying the impact of shifting demographics “This article was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity. “You will not replace us!” The words chanted in 2017 by tiki torch-wielding white supremacists in Charlottesville,...

Gregory Converted, Committed, Soon-to-be Cardinal

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com On Sunday, Oct. 25, as many committed Catholics and worshippers woke up for Sunday services, news broke that Pope Francis elevated Washington, D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory and 12 others worldwide, to cardinal. Gregory will become...

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