By AFRO Staff Runners in the 5K began their race at 7:30 a.m., with participants in the Marathon and 10K race setting off at 8 a.m. The half-marathon runners began at 9:45 a.m. and all races are set to conclude at 3 p.m. (AFRO Photos / Rejiia Camphor)(AFRO Photos / Rejiia Camphor)(AFRO Photos / Rejiia
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire, @StacyBrownMedia Preliminary data released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) revealed a notable increase in the number of individuals held in local jails nationwide. As of midyear 2022, the incarcerated population stood at 663,100, marking a 4 percent surge compared to the previous year’s 636,100. The surge is
By Tia Goldenberg and Wafaa Shurafa. The Associated Press TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli soldiers battled Hamas fighters in the streets of southern Israel on Oct. 8 and launched retaliation strikes that leveled buildings in Gaza, while in northern Israel a brief exchange of strikes with Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group raised fears of a
American Archives Month: A look at the historic AFRO – Baltimore NAACP office doors, finally returned home
By Deyane Moses, Special to the AFRO This article was inspired by Afro Charities’ recent acquisition of historic doors that indicate the NAACP and AFRO shared offices in Baltimore. Read more about the doors here. In the heart of a segregated Baltimore during the tumultuous 1920s, a powerful partnership blossomed between two iconic institutions—the AFRO-American
Little Amal greets local residents with compassion. (Photos by Alisha Camacho) By Alisha Camacho, Special to the AFRO A 12-foot puppet, Little Amal, recently made her debut in Washington, D.C., where she was greeted by a crowd growing in anticipation next to the Big Chair in Anacostia. “If you weren’t down here, you missed out,”
By Colleen Slevin and Matthew Brown, The Associated Press BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — Jurors convicted a Denver-area police officer of homicide Oct. 12 and acquitted another of all charges in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a Black man who was put in a neck hold, pinned to the ground and given an overdose of
The Moore Report: A returned member of the fan club asks: What’s up with the Orioles’ ticket and viewing prices?
By Ralph E. Moore, Jr. “Take me out to the ball game,Take me out with the crowd.Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks.I don’t care if I never get back.”Lyrics by Jack Norworth, melody by Albert Von Tilzer, 1908 Recently, I decided to watch the Orioles’ first post season playoff appearance since 2016. I turned
Commercial Vehicle Restrictions will also be implemented in the downtown area on October 14th; Residents urged to download the Waze.com app for live detour navigation BALTIMORE, MD — The Baltimore City Department of Transportation would like to advise motorists of the temporary road closures, lane closures, parking restrictions and commercial vehicle restrictions in effect for the 22nd annual Baltimore Running
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The Pulse of Entertainment: Celebrity Personality Melody Trice Becomes TikTok Star, PloppyDolly Ambassador
Celebrity personality Melody Trice picked up by TikTok, secured as brand ambassador for PloppyDolly, models runways of New York, London and Milan Fashion Week shows. *“They saw me on TikTok,” said model/TV personality Melody Trice about how she ended up the brand ambassador for PloppyDolly Shapewear and touring around the world showcasing their shapewear designs.