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


D.C. National Night Out 2023

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, tmcqueen@afro.com National Night Out (NNO) is an annual police and community initiative, providing residents an opportunity to connect with local law enforcement, learn about crime prevention and get to know their neighbors. NNO is the first Tuesday of August each year. These events are free and often led by


Education in America: we are not colorblind

Kerry Mitchell Brown, Ph.D (Courtesy Photo) By Kerry Mitchell Brown, Ph.D This country has never had equitable and inclusive structures, and colorblindness has never been a thing. The national identity built into our structures, laws, practices, and lived experiences is White supremacist. Race and skin color have always had consequences in this country. Affirmative action