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Bishops Invite Faith Community to Toll Bells

By AFRO Staff Presiding Bishop Michael Curry of the Episcopal Church and Bishop W. Darin Moore of the AME Zion Church are among clergy leaders across the country inviting their memebr to engage in a national action in rememberance and honor the first enslaved Africans in America. The petition is for churches to toll their […]

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Curry Supports HU’s New Golf Program

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.com Howard University’s athletic department recently accepted a monetary gift from three-time NBA champion and six-time all-star Steph Curry to help tee off a new version of their golf program.  Howard athletic director Kery Davis wouldn’t disclose the donation amount but did say it was “significant” enough to fund […]

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Another Viewpoint: Attention Golfers

By Tim Lacy, Special to the AFRO I just received news that a good friend has been put on life support. If you are an African-American male and you love golf and grew up in D.C. this story will sadden you also. Back in “the day,” when the color scheme in D.C. showcased the fun […]

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Tennis Star Plays It Forward 

By AFRO Staff Talent, athleticism, fierce play and commitment have elevated American tennis star Frances Tiafoe to ever greater heights in the sport. Today, he brings his big heart and those powerful traits to another mission – helping open doors for the children and spouses of our military by joining ThanksUSA Team Advancing Education and […]

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Niele Ivey Becomes NBA’s 9th Female Assistant Coach

Original article by Los Angeles Sentinel The Memphis Grizzlies have hired former Notre Dame women’s associate head coach Niele (knee-L) Ivey among the new assistants on Taylor Jenkins’ staff. There are now nine women coaches in the NBA. The Grizzlies also announced Monday the hiring of Brad Jones, David McClure, James “Scoonie” Penn, Vitaly Potapenko, […]

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Brian Le Gette | Ammortal

The Conscious Venture Lab, an accelerator in partnership with SHIFT Ventures announced it named Brian Le Gette, CEO and co-founder of Ammortal Inc., as entrepreneur-in-residence. Le Gette will help oversee the accelerator program CVL 5: A Challenge for More Resilient Cities. He will partner directly with Jeff Cherry, CEO and founder of the CVL, to ...

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Krista Mason | The Ingenuity Project

Krista Mason was named development director with The Ingenuity Project, a nonprofit overseeing an accelerated math, science and STEM research curriculum for more than 700 Baltimore City Public School students in grades 6-12. In this role, Mason will be responsible for supporting the executive director and board of directors and overseeing all fundraising initiatives for ...

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Sgt. Carrington Released From Hospital

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.com Less than two weeks ago he was fighting for his life aided by machines in an Intensive Care Unit, after being shot several times during a brazen attack in broad daylight. Yesterday (Aug. 21), he emerged from the hospital to a hero’s welcome. It was an emotional scene when Sgt. […]

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Judge dismisses case over western Md. natural gas pipeline

A corporation cannot sue Maryland for condemnation of land for a natural gas pipeline, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Columbia Gas Transmission LLC filed a lawsuit in May asking a judge to condemn property near Hagerstown after the Maryland Board of Public Works refused to grant permission to the company to drill under the Western Maryland Trail. ...

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`An Artist and…a Healer’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.com How women of Color move through this world can be a precarious odyssey; they are often forced to navigate paths where they are not loved. For them, self-love is a powerful elixir. Nicoletta Darita de la Brown, a national multidimensional artist based in Baltimore, is intentional about imbuing her work […]

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Ladies First!

Mecca Verdell, Rebecca Dupas, Brion Layalihilmia, Shelly Washington, and Gayle Danley are the “Baltimore Queens of Poetry.” Some of the most dynamic poets in America happen to be from the Baltimore area and these five slayed a sold-out crowd of hundreds recently at the historic Arena Players playhouse. “The Baltimore Queens of Poetry” brought spoken […]

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About Jay-Z, Mind Your Business

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.com “I’m not a businessman; I’m a business man! Let me handle my business, damn” -Jay-Z (From “Diamonds From Sierra Leone” (the Remix) By Kanye West, featuring Jay-Z) Last week, Jay-Z arguably the greatest rapper of all-time, as well as a generous philanthropist from time to time, got dragged by many […]

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