Worship songs form the heartbeat of spiritual devotion, transcending mere music to become a profound expression of faith and reverence. Rooted in various religious traditions, these melodies serve as a conduit for believers to connect with the divine. They encapsulate themes of praise, adoration, gratitude, and surrender, creating a sacred atmosphere where individuals can offer
Usher, whose full name is Usher Raymond IV, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and dancer. Born on October 14, 1978, in Dallas, Texas, he rose to prominence in the late 1990s and has since become one of the most successful and influential figures in contemporary R&B and pop music. Usher’s music is known for
Mother of teen killed in Brooklyn Homes mass shooting demands change as council members press BPD on response
Krystal Gonzalez (left) hugs daughter, Aaliyah Gonzalez, who died on July 2 in a mass shooting at Brooklyn Homes just months after turning 18. Her mother attended a city council hearing on Sept. 13, to urge city leaders to stop the violence throughout Baltimore. (Photo credit Krystal Gonzalez/Instagram) By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Tmcqueen@afro.com
House Republicans shoot down Diversity Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility funding efforts for the Department of Defense
By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org House Democrats called out Republican members who recently shot down their efforts to amend the Diversity Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) programming currently operating in the Department of Defense (DOD) through Fiscal Year 2024 Defense Appropriations bill, H.R. 4365. Rep. Kweisi Mfume (D-MD-07), Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-TX-30) and
By Mennatalla Ibrahim, Special to the AFRO The American University Institute of Disability and Public Policy recently partnered with the non-profit Brendan Sailing to host the second annual Navigating Differences Symposium on Sept. 9 at the Washington, D.C. school campus. Brendan Sailing is dedicated to enhancing self-esteem and self-confidence in youth with learning challenges, such
By Gene Lambey, Special to the AFRO Black-owned companies are getting more shine than ever in the business industry. Many Black business owners are innovators, creating their own unique niche in the market. While Black entrepreneurship is on the rise, there are still too few Black-owned businesses “going public.” That is the term used when
Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, toured a fighter jet factory, as Russia’s president sought to cast himself as the champion of an anti-U.S. alliance in a meeting with another authoritarian.
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Three men, including one who is presumed dead, were sentenced to life in prison. The sentences arrived seven years after the deadliest terrorist assault in Belgium’s history.
‘He remains strong and is keeping up with the news,’ the American diplomat said.