As preparations gear up for the maiden edition of the Gospel Groove Talent Quest, Eezee Conceptz Global has unveiled the coaches that have been selected to guide qualified participants who will be navigating various hurdles to become the next gospel music star. Ben Ogbeiwi (aka Uncle Ben), Dupe Ige, Mike Abdul, Tim Ogboruche, and Edwards
Once starved by war, millions of Ethiopians go hungry again as U.S., U.N. pause aid after massive theft
By Ellen Knickmeyer and Cara Anna, Associated Press An Orthodox Christian priest, Tesfa Kiros Meresfa begs door-to-door for food along with countless others recovering from a two-year war in northern Ethiopia that starved his people. To his dismay, urgently needed grain and oil have disappeared again for millions caught in a standoff between Ethiopia’s government
By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, email@example.com Governor Wes Moore and leaders of Maryland recently met inside of the U.S. Capitol to discuss federal priorities for the 118th Congress, which included transportation, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and climate goals. “We’re excited to be able to work together [on] transportation, regulation and identification. These
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By Aria Brent, AFRO Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org The Juneteenth holiday was a day spent celebrating Black freedom and liberation all across the nation. The Black media authority joined in the festivities by hosting a breakfast where some of Charm City’s most impactful faith leaders were honored. Rev. Dr. A.C.D Vaughn was posthumously recognized for his
By Stephanie Harper, Special to the AFRO The 46th annual AFRAM Festival that took place in Baltimore over Juneteenth weekend was a great success. The event opened up with the inaugural Baltimore Club Music Day, which took place on June 17, and was followed by a second day of exciting, innovative activities and entertainment. Over
By Special to the AFRO Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours (SAHT) is thrilled to announce that a group of descendants of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, popularly known as the “Six Triple Eight,” have embarked on a remarkable tour to honor the legacy of their courageous ancestors. Retracing their steps from Glasgow to Birmingham, from
By Catherine Pugh, Special to the AFRO Henrietta Lacks, born Loretta Pleasant in 1920 an African American woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951 has become the subject of books, speeches and a 2017 Movie, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and now a request from Congressman Kweisi Mfume(D-District 7-MD) to receive posthumously a
By DaQuan Lawrence, Special to the AFRO The headquarters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) headquarters will move from Baltimore to Washington, D.C. The historic organization will be housed on the grounds of the Frank D. Reeves Center of Municipal Affairs (Reeves Center) in the historic U Street Corridor of