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The Values Of A King: ‘All By the Grace of God’

By Sharon Roberson Pinder CEO, Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council Last December,  the Exelon Corporation appointed Calvin G. Butler Jr., CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company, as the new Senior Executive Vice President of Exelon and CEO of Exelon Utilities.  Many of us were extremely proud and wanted a parade down Pratt Street! […]

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The Values Of A King: “Dr. King was Relentless’

Bishop J. Orlando Gardner Bailey Presiding Prelate, Marketplace Fellowship & Churches Adrienne Watson Carver, affectionately known to many as Mrs. A, is a wife, mother, and entrepreneur who has been inspired by the values of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from her youth. She aspires to emulate Dr. King’s values of resilience and perseverance in […]

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Locust Outbreak, Most Serious in 25 Years, Hits East Africa

By ELIAS MESERET and CARA ANNA Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries, authorities say. Unusual climate conditions are partly to blame. The locust swarms […]

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Sterling K. Brown, Scarlett Johansson, Among SAG Awards Presenters

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown and Taika Waititi will be up for Screen Actors Guild Awards and also handing them out at Sunday’s ceremony.  They’re part of a new batch of SAG Awards presenters announced Friday, along with Roman Griffin Davis, Jason Bateman, Lili Reinhart and Kaitlyn […]

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The Black Opinion On Trump’s Impeachment

By Roger Caldwell Where is the rage from the Black community on the impeachment of President Donald Trump? The Black community in 2019 appears to be invisible and lethargic when it comes to politics, and as a collaborative force no one seems to care. When the Black community is analyzed, there is an award show […]

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Determined to Win in 2020

By Marnita Coleman Special to AFRO Wow, can you believe how fast time is flying by? It seems as though it was just yesterday when I used to watch “The Jetsons,” a cartoon about a futuristic family that lived in outer space, employing smart home technology by way of a robot named Rosie (not Alexa), […]

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Jackson’s Dream Season Ends In Nightmare

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com In one unseasonably warm January night the paradigm of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson’s career took a seismic shift.  The NFL’s most valuable player and most marketable commodity, who seemed to have answered all his critics with an epic regular season, ended the year with the same […]

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‘Just Mercy’ Exclusive: Stevenson Highlights Criminal Injustice

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) set the stage for a red carpet premiere of Just Mercy and more importantly offered a platform for a powerful conversation.  The film tells the story of Bryan Stevenson’s (Michael B. Jordan) historic fight to get the wrongly […]

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Poor People’s Campaign Mobilized in D.C. This Week

By Jesse Jackson Special to NNPA This week in Washington, the powers that be are hearing from a vital new democratic force in this country. For three days, the Poor People’s Campaign will bring poor and low-wage Americans to the nation’s capital to call for a moral renewal in this nation. They will question many […]

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