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Rihanna, John Lewis NAACP Image Awards Honorees

By Austyn Ross NAACP Earlier this month, the NAACP announced that global music and fashion icon, business entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Rihanna, will receive the prestigious President’s Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards. The President’s Award is presented in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service. Previous recipients include Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, Jesse Jackson, […]

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50 Years After Historic Win

By Rodney V. De Leaver Special to AFRO In 1970, four young men made Baltimore City history by winning two out of three possible academic challenge games on WMAR TV station. The show called, High School Bowl, was based on quickest responses to an array of questions based on subjects like math, science, and history. […]

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Lawyers Seek ‘1 Year, 1 Day’ in Prison

By Associated Press Baltimore’s former mayor is asking a judge for a one year and one day prison sentence for a scheme that involved the sale of her self-published children’s books. Prosecutors recently asked that the 69-year-old spend nearly five years in prison. The media reported, Feb. 14, that attorneys for Catherine Pugh argued the […]

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AFRO Exclusive: Quarantined in China

By Devika Koppikar, Special to the AFRO Devika Koppikar, the former press secretary for the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, chronicles her experience being quarantined in China due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  As a precaution, the local authorities are requiring anyone who traveled to and from China to stay in their home for 14 […]

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AKA’s Host Free Expungement Resource Fair

The Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will host an Expungement Resource Fair on Feb. 22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Douglass Memorial Community Church. Did you know that over 80 percent of employers conduct a criminal background search on their employee candidates?  Did you know that most housing application reviews require […]

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Ex-DSU employee convicted on federal bribe charges

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WILMINGTON — A former Delaware State University associate registrar was sentenced to 15 months incarceration for accepting tuition-related bribes, officials announced Thursday. David C. Weiss, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, cited court documents and statements that Crystal Martin between 2013 and 2017 accepted bribes from co-defendant Stephen Williams to change the registration […]

Delaware State News

Seaford District seeks referendum passage to maintain momentum

SEAFORD — Seaford School District isn’t asking for the moon. Just a slice of the educational funding pie. It’s a very small slice. A double-pronged major capital improvement/current expense referendum March 4 seeks funding to cover the local share of a roof project at Central Elementary School and districtwide operational costs. Tied to the referendum […]

Delaware State News

Courthouse project earns state honors

CENTREVILLE — The new Queen Anne’s County Circuit Courthouse was the official recipient Tuesday, Feb. 11, of both the County Engineers Association of Maryland Project of the Year and the Maryland Quality Initiative Award of Excellence.

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