By Martha Dawson Public health officials have spent the past two years urging people to get vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, but despite free and available vaccines, many have yet to take their advice. Now, we are entering a new phase. With the end of the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) on May 11, the
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia In a significant development, federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York announced on Tuesday that a third man would face charges in the 2002 shooting death of Run-DMC star Jam Master Jay. The latest indictment marks a long-awaited progression in a case that
By Aria Brent, AFRO Staff Writer Most actors who choose a life on the stage only dream of performing on Broadway. That is not the case with Dayna Marie Quincy, the Morgan State University alum who recently made her life-long dream a reality. A native of Detroit, Mich., Quincy got her start as an actress
By Trisha Ahmed, Associated Press Hundreds of people flocked to a small town in Missouri this week and last to see a Black nun whose body has barely decomposed since 2019. Some say it’s a sign of holiness in Catholicism, while others say the lack of decomposition may not be as rare as people think.
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By AFRO Staff South Carolina residents and elected officials alike are outraged by the murder of 14-year-old Cyrus Carmack-Belton, shot dead by Rick Chow, 58, who suspected the teen of shoplifting water bottles on the warm spring evening of May 28. Congressman James E. Clyburn, who proudly serves South Carolina’s sixth district, weighed in on
Baltimore Museum of Art and Maryland Institute College of Art Announce Elizabeth Talford Scott Exhibition and Community Celebration
By the Baltimore Museum of Art and Maryland Institute College of Art Roughly 25 years ago, the Maryland Institute College of Art’s (MICA) inaugural Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS) organized a landmark retrospective of Elizabeth Talford Scott’s vibrant mixed-media fiber works that brought significant recognition to the artist and modeled innovative community-centered approaches to curation and
By Maya Pottiger, Word in Black As the Supreme Court term draws to a close, the nation stands on the precipice of radical change. Any day now, the court will release its decision on race-conscious admissions — better known as affirmative action in college admissions. The historic decision has the potential to alter the landscape
Congratulations pour in for Viral gospel singing duo Sunmisola Agbebi and Yinka Okeleye as they tie the knot legally in court and countdown to their wedding ceremony. Since their engagement announcement and marriage introduction in March 2023, anticipation for their wedding ceremony billed for June 3 has heightened and all is set for an unforgettable