Neil Young, born on November 12, 1945, in Toronto, Canada, is a prolific and influential singer-songwriter, musician, and activist known for his distinctive voice, intricate guitar work, and socially conscious lyrics. With a career spanning over several decades, Young has left an indelible mark on the rock and folk music landscape. Young’s early career was
Bruce Springsteen, often referred to as “The Boss,” is an American singer, songwriter, and musician whose music embodies the heart and soul of rock and roll. Born on September 23, 1949, in Long Branch, New Jersey, Springsteen’s poetic lyrics, electrifying performances, and working-class ethos have made him a legendary figure in the music industry. Springsteen’s
By Mark Sherman, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas acknowledged Aug. 31 that he took three trips last year aboard a private plane owned by Republican megadonor Harlan Crow even as he rejected criticism over his failure to report trips in previous years. It’s the first time in years that
By AFRO Staff The United Negro College Fund is bringing one of its famed masked balls to Baltimore, partnering with Mayor Brandon Scott to present the event on Sept. 9, 2023, at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor. The inaugural UNCF Baltimore Mayor’s Masked Ball, sponsored by Johns Hopkins University and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., is
By Lea Skene, The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Two more teenagers have been arrested in a mass shooting that left two people dead and 28 others injured during a Baltimore block party earlier this summer, authorities announced Aug. 31. Police arrested Aaron Brown, 18, and a 14-year-old. Both face multiple charges, including attempted murder
By AFRO Staff Baltimore’s finest designers and Black creatives converged on the M&T Bank Exchange on Aug. 26 for the Baltimore MET Gala. The event was produced by LaRian Finney, of the Finn Group, and Derrick Chase, of DChase Presents. Aside from the high fashion, Community Impact Awards were given out to movers and shakers
By AFRO Staff The 2023-2024 school year kicked off on Aug. 28, with thousands of students returning to the Baltimore City Public Schools System (BCPSS). Students and families of Booker T. Washington Middle School were joined by BCPSS CEO, Sonja Santelises, Ed.D, and Baltimore City Mayor Scott, where faculty and staff greeted them as they
The remnants of the former hurricane, now a post-tropical cyclone, were forecast to strengthen into a tropical or subtropical storm over the weekend.
Workers cleared roads as high winds knocked down trees in Hong Kong. In southeast China, footage released by the China Meteorological Administration showed flooded businesses.
The State Department says diplomats in Riyadh learned of the atrocities from research groups last summer, contradicting an earlier statement that the United States was not aware until December.