By Sara Burnett, The Associated Press Lori Lightfoot made history as the first Black woman and first openly gay person to serve as Chicago mayor, sailing to victory four years ago as an outsider who vowed to rid City Hall of corruption and deliver a safer, more equitable city. But her bid for a second
New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club announces an important run of Talib Kweli shows *New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club announces an important run of Talib Kweli (one half of iconic duo Black Star) shows alongside heavily-sampled jazz pioneer Bob James. Taking place this February 7-9, the shows promise to be the can’t-miss kick-off to
*The person (or persons) in charge of keeping up with top secret and classified documents should be fired! The head librarian from any one of the thousands of school districts across the country could do a better job. How do I know? I have had an overdue book or two when I was in school.
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Drake – Getty *Social Heat is winning. Drake paused his Apollo concert after an unidentified intoxicated fan, 26, fell from the balcony. A kind, caring Drake did stop the show to see if the “fall” was OK. Thankfully, no injuries occurred except for a broken lighting fixture. The show continued. Check out the video clips
*(CNN) — At least seven people are dead and one person is critically injured after shootings in two locations in Half Moon Bay, Dave Pine, President of the San Mateo Board of Supervisors, told CNN. The suspect, a 67-year-old man who lives in Half Moon, is in custody, Pine said. One shooting took place at
Nikole Hannah-Jones speaks onstage at The Hollywood Reporter 2021 Power 100 Women in Entertainment, presented by Lifetime at Fairmont Century Plaza on December 08, 2021, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter) *Hulu has announced a six-episode limited series based on Nikole Hannah-Jones’ critically-acclaimed “The 1619 Project,” set to
By Catherine Pugh, Special to the AFRO This would have been a third year without Baltimore’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade, which had been cancelled two years in a row because of COVID-19 by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA). Until a miracle occurred. A tax-exempt organization, BOPA gets funds from
Photo: milkos via 123RF When it comes to looking to the future, one of the most important steps you can take is forming an estate plan. Unfortunately, because estate plans are meant for use after your death or incapacitation, it can be uncomfortable to think about estate planning or discuss it with your loved ones.
By Catherine Pugh, Special to the AFRO The inauguration of Maryland’s first African American governor was nothing short of spectacular. From the promenade of the state’s first family – Gov. Wes Moore, first lady Dawn Chante’ Flythe Moore, and children Mia and James Moore – from the pre-inauguration event to the podium, to his introduction
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By Dr. Zekeh S. Gbotokuma The Juneteenth weekend 2022 coincided with the 45th annual AFRAM Festival at Baltimore City’s Druid Hill Park. My wife Madeleine and I joined the urban community in enjoying outdoor activities that we have missed for two years due to COVID-19 draconian measures. My wife heard about Wes Moore before via