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    Wise Ready To Begin Quest For Repeat As State Football Champs

    By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Championship programs carry themselves with a confident swagger because they know how to peak at the right time.  They fight through the moments of midseason boredom with their...

    Cummings Poised to Become Chair of House Oversight Committee

    By Hamil R.,Harris, Special to the AFRO Pull Quote: “They voted to make sure our government works effectively and efficiently for the American people.” –Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD.) The Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives will...

    Will Higher Turnout Favor Jealous?

    By Brian Witte, The Associated Press Maryland's popular Republican governor is earning enough support from Democrats and Black voters in the state's largest jurisdictions to narrow the pathway to an upset sought by a challenger who led...

    Remembering Ntozake Shange

    By AFRO Staff A legendary Black feminist, poet and playwright shared an unforgettably intimate moment with District audiences just a few days before her passing on October 27 at a senior home in Bowie, Maryland....

    Man Says He Attacked Police Station Because He Wanted to Die

    By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A man charged with murder in the friendly-fire shooting death of an undercover police detective testified Wednesday that he was trying to get himself killed when...

    Jealous Running Hard in Final Days of the Campaign, Even as Polls Point to...

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO It is the bell lap of the Maryland Governor’s race and Democrat Ben Jealous is working hard to mobilize college students and young adult voters in Prince George’s...

    Black Panther Costume Revealed at NMAAHC

    By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO Wakanda forever has been taken to a new level at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). On October 24, Chadwick Boseman’s “Black Panther” costume...

    Talks of Race and Religion at the Newseum

    By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Yolanda Pierce, Ph.D., dean of the School of Divinity at Howard University hosted a panel discussion called “Race, Religious Freedom and The Politics of Belonging,” from 6:30 p.m....

    Millennials Celebrate Their Power to Vote at Morgan State

    By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO Encouraging Black millennials to participate in the early voting process, organizations including Black Girls Vote,” “Planned Parenthood,” “1199SEIU” and “Young Gets It Done”—an organization dedicated to revolutionizing the...

    Loh Recovers UMD’s Board of Regents Fumble on Durkin’s Fate

    By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO When the University of Maryland Board of Regents released the findings of its investigation into the football program’s culture and determined that head coach D.J. Durkin should return...

    Local Fashionista Inspires Passion, Purpose and Personality

    By La’Nesha Kearse, Special to the AFRO “Passion, purpose, personality” is the mantra of The Joy of Styling. Spearheaded by Founder and CEO Joy Copeland in 2015, The Joy of Styling, is helping to advance the DMV...

    DMV HBCU Report: Bowie State Closer to CIAA North Title; Howard and Morgan Lose

    By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Bowie State moved one step closer to playing for their conference championship while Howard and Morgan were all but mathematically eliminated from contention with losses last weekend. BOWIE STATE...
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