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Camden voters to decide on mayor, town council

CAMDEN — As Camden residents go to the polls Feb. 29, they have a lot of choices. Five candidates are vying for three seats to represent the town. Their neighbors in Wyoming will be doing the same Feb. 29, when voters will find three residents on the ballot seeking to fill the two council spots […]

Delaware State News

Wyoming to vote in town council election

WYOMING — On Saturday, Feb. 29, Wyoming residents can go to the polls from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Wyoming Municipal Building at 1 N. Railroad Ave. While Steven Bilbrough is running unopposed for Wyoming mayor, Kyle Dixon, Seth Greenberg, and Tracy Johovic are competing for two town council seats. Jeff Gravatt initially filed […]

Delaware State News

Spoofed numbers being used to target Delmarva Power customers

DOVER — The Delaware Public Service Commission (PSC) and Delaware Division of the Public Advocate have received numerous complaints over the past week of third-party electricity suppliers “spoofing” phone numbers in an effort to sign up households for new service contracts. Customers report that the phone calls appear to come from the Delmarva Power emergency […]

Delaware State News

Creative Suitland’s Grand Opening

By Victoria Daniels Special to the AFRO What used to be Hunter Memorial AME Church, buzzed with excitement and chatter of community members coming together for the Feb. 14 opening of Creative Suitland, the new arts center in the D.C. suburb.  Creative Suitland is the product of the Revenue Authority and Joe’s Movement Emporium teaming […]

Afro-American (The)

Black History Month Honors Black Wall Street

By AFRO Staff More than 300 people were killed, 99 years ago, in a massacre that destroyed booming African-American businesses and took the lives of entrepreneurs in a Tulsa, Oklahoma neighborhood called Greenwood, an area otherwise known as “Black Wall Street.”  In commemoration of Black Wall Street, Black History Month and a love for fashion, […]

Afro-American (The)

AFRO Exclusive: Inherent Racism Against Black Astronauts

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com Did you know Robert Lawrence could have been the first African-American astronaut in space? Did you know Ed Dwight might have been the first African-American astronaut on the moon, but couldn’t “make the cut?” While the acclaimed book and motion picture Hidden Figures told the dramatic story of […]

Afro-American (The)

Deadline to register to vote in primary is April 7

Places To Go Voter registration applications are available throughout Maryland at the following locations: Local boards of elections Motor Vehicle Administration offices State Department of Health offices Local Department of Social Services offices Offices on Aging Recruitment offices of the…

Star Democrat (The)

‘Hair Love’

By Ronda Racha Penrice Urban News Service Matthew A. Cherry’s “Hair Love” Oscar win for Best Animated Short Film on Feb. 9 was a victory for natural hair. Cherry’s film features a young father who, in his wife’s absence, does their daughter’s hair for the very first time. The young dad wears his own hair […]

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