*(CNN) — State Farm Arena was transformed into a church Friday as family and fans gathered to celebrate the earthly departure of Takeoff from Migos. The three-hour sendoff was a superstar affair, featuring performances from Justin Bieber, Chloe Bailey and Yolanda Adams, as well as a poem by Drake, and words of remembrance from Atlanta
Nigerian gospel singer-songwriter and recording artist, Agbani Horsfall releases her double-album “iSurrender & “iTestify” – available now on all digital platforms. The new double-album project was first unveiled in August at “Agbani Horsfall Live In Concert’ which had guest appearances from highly celebrated gospel ministers including the iconic Panam Percy Paul, Solomon Lange, and More.
“Onye Nwere Jesus“ by Yadah Out Now!! After much anticipation, Nigerian gospel singer-songwriter and Fashion designer, Yadah finally releases her new single “Onye Nwere Jesus,“ available now to download/stream on digital platforms. Having blessed fans with two (2) major releases so far this year including the star-studded new rendition of her breakout single “Beyond Me”
By Deborah Bailey, Contributing Editor Maryland voters responded positively to a ballot measure on Nov. 8 that legalized recreational use of marijuana for residents 21 and over. The law reform will go into effect across the state starting July 1, 2023. The fourth Maryland ballot question was approved by slightly more than 65 percent of
By Catherine Pugh, Special to the AFRO The ballroom at the Waterfront Marriott hotel in downtown Baltimore could not have been more jovial on Nov. 8. It was teeming with campaign volunteers, well-wishers, people who wanted to be a part of history and those who made the trek just to get a glimpse of Gov.-Elect
Op-ed: Howard Raised $122 Million for Research. Here’s What That Means for Black Communities (and the World)
By Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D. & Bruce Jones, Ph.D. Vice President for Research Dr. Charles R. Drew changed the world. Starting in the 1930s, while on faculty of Howard College of Medicine, Drew discovered a method for long-term storage of blood plasma, which led to the first large-scale blood banks, an innovation that
By Maya Pottiger, Word in Black Last year, an elementary school principal in rural Mississippi wanted to get her students excited about science. So, after receiving grant funding, she bought robots for third and fourth graders to assemble and then held a white coat ceremony for them, complete with their names embroidered on the jackets.
By Marc H. Morial, President and CEO National Urban League “Reverend Butts worked more effectively than any other leader at the intersection of power, politics, and faith in New York. He understood the role of faith in our lives, especially in the Black community. But he also understood power and how to wield it and
By Hamil R. Harris Barbara Hatcher was a registered nurse working on her nursing doctorate at George Mason University when she learned that the 115th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital of the D.C. National Guard was being mobilized for duty in the Persian Gulf. “When we were called up, I thought it would backfill and support the
By Ralph E. Moore Jr., Special to the AFRO All Souls Day is observed on November 2 of each year in the Catholic and other Christian traditions. It is a day of remembrance with prayer, meals and visits to cemeteries. Those who have gone before us are honored fondly for the lives they led; they