‘God willing, we will meet again in Libya.’ A migrant family’s tale shows chaos at Tunisian border

By Renata Brito, Elaine Ganley and Samy MagdyThe Associated Press When Mbengue Nyimbilo Crepin regained consciousness after collapsing in the desert, the sun had already set. Tunisian authorities had violently forced him, his wife and their 6-year-old daughter across the border to Libya by foot without water, in the blazing heat, he said. Nyimbilo crumpled


Reginald F. Lewis Museum exhibit highlights Afro-futurism movement

By Aria BrentAFRO Staff Writerabrent@afro.com The Reginald F. Lewis Museum currently has their “Afro-Futurist Manifesto: Blackness Reimagined” exhibit on display. The multi-medium art display is highlighting the idea of Afro-futurism and the many pioneers who have helped shape the ever growing subculture. Afro-futurism is dynamic and isn’t easily defined; however, its inability to be limited


Google Black Founders Fund awards $150,000 to Baltimore cybersecurity maven

By Megan SaylesAFRO Business Writermsayles@afro.com Google for Startups recently announced the winners of its 2023 Black Founders Fund, a program that provides equity-free cash awards and wraparound support for Black-led startups to advance their businesses. One winner came from Baltimore. Cybersecurity maven Tina Williams-Koroma has been awarded $150,000 in equity-free cash for her company, CyDeploy.


Historically Black fraternity drops Florida for convention because of DeSantis policies

BY MIKE SCHNEIDERUpdated 12:11 PM EDT, July 29, 2023 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The oldest historically Black collegiate fraternity in the U.S. says it is relocating a planned convention in two years from Florida because of what it described as Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration’s “harmful, racist and insensitive” policies towards African Americans. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity said this


Manus Akpanke – “Idi Ebube” ft Dr. Ugonma

Nigerian gospel sing, songwriter, and ace music producer, Manus Akpanke teams up with Dr. Ugonma for a Thanksgiving worship anthem “Idi Ebube,” accompanied by a music video. The new single is lifted from Manus’ highly anticipated new album, “As We Behold” scheduled for release later this year. “Idi Ebube” is a moving song of worship


Ada Ehi & Dena Nwana Collab for “Another Miracle”

Afrocentric Pop-worship artist, Ada Ehi releases “Another Miracle” featuring Congolese gospel singer Dena Nwana. This marks the first new music from the iconic Nigerian sensation in over 2 years after her widely-received album “Born of God,” released in 2020. Accompanied by a music video, “Another Miracle” is an Afrofusion that blends contemporary gospel, pop, and African


Lieutenant General Raymond Scott Dingle set to retire as U.S. Army Surgeon General

By Ashleigh Fields, AFRO Assistant Editor, afields@afro.com Lieutenant General Raymond Scott Dingle is set to retire from his post as the 45th U.S. Army Surgeon General, a role dedicated to serving the American military by providing crucial information to healthcare professionals and patrons. Dingle’s tenure required extreme tenacity as he established pandemic protocols and practices