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  • 10/25/17--19:23: Sowing Seeds of Promise
  • I got a call from my friend, and fellow Walbrook Warrior, David Miller a couple of weeks ago. Miller has been educating and mentoring Black children, mainly Baltimore Black boys, for all of his adult life. Miller, a proud West Baltimorean, has been doing vital work in our community for decades. But, he is so

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    This is what it has come to in Donald Trump’s America. Myeshia Johnson, the young, grieving Gold Star widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, killed along with three other U.S. troops, in Niger in Northwest Africa while defending America, allegedly on Oct. 4, was called a liar by the President of the United States. Of

    The post Trump’s Savagery Seems to Know No Bounds appeared first on Afro.

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    For me, growing up in the 1970’s Halloween was a really big deal. We actually went trick or treating for days (not just on Oct. 31), often hauling away trash bags full of candy. In the early 1970’s my family moved to Baltimore County and back then there were very few Black families living in

    The post Why Do Some White Kids Dress Up Like `Ni–ers’ For Halloween? appeared first on Afro.

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    There was about five hours left in the second Baltimore Ceasefire of 2017 and Ericka Bridgeford seemed exhilarated, when she probably should have been exhausted. Bridgeford, one of the Ceasefire organizers, was at the Real News Network downtown to participate in a panel discussion, following a screening of, “The Interrupters,” a documentary about the ceasefire

    The post Baltimore Ceasefire: Choosing Life Over Death appeared first on Afro.

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    East Baltimore Del. Cory McCray (D-45) had a copy of the late Marion Barry’s book, “Mayor For Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.,” tucked under his arm as he sat down for an interview at the AFRO’s Baltimore headquarters recently. Perhaps McCray, who recently launched his bid to unseat Sen. Nathaniel McFadden (D-45),

    The post McCray Challenges McFadden in 45th District appeared first on Afro.

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  • 11/15/17--22:00: A Great Weekend In Philly
  • Aug. 12, 1958, around 10 a.m., 57 of the greatest musicians on earth gathered at 17 East 126th St., in front of a Harlem brownstone in New York City for a photograph. Among those assembled: Thelonius Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Lester “Prez” Young, Maxine Sullivan, Count Basie, Art Blakey, Coleman Hawkins, Mary Lou Williams,

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    When I entered Charmington’s coffee shop in Remington Nov. 20, Natalie Ibu looked like a lot of the progressive Black women I know and consider allies; with her head wrapped and nose pierced, she rocked a t-shirt emblazoned with the images of iconic Black actresses Janet Hubert and Phylicia Rashad, a.k.a, “Auntie Viv,” and “Claire

    The post From Edinburgh, Scotland to West Baltimore and Beyond appeared first on Afro.

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    “Change doesn’t happen overnight,” said Eric Booker, president of the Broadway East Community Association, from the new office of Sen. Nathaniel McFadden (D-45), at 1812 E. Ashland Ave., in East Baltimore. Booker, a member of the Baltimore City Democratic State Central Committee representing the 45th District, is a disciple of McFadden, and the East Baltimore

    The post Sen. McFadden Defends His Record appeared first on Afro.

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  • 11/29/17--21:42: Who Killed Det. Sean Suiter?
  • Det. Sean Suiter was laid to rest Nov. 29, at Mt. Pleasant church in East Baltimore, two weeks after somebody shot him in the head at point blank range (allegedly with his own gun), in a West Baltimore neighborhood notorious for violence. He died the next day. Despite a reward of at least $215,000, Suiter’s

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    In October, I wrote a Race and Politics column titled, “The NFL is Dead To Me.” It still is. But, I feel compelled to report that a lot of White men, egged on by Donald J. Trump, may be really killing the NFL, a league owned primarily by White Republican men. During last weekend’s game

    The post NFL: Chickens Coming Home to Roost appeared first on Afro.

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    Reginald F. Lewis has been an omnipresent and enigmatic figure on the Baltimore landscape for decades since his death in 1993. His name is emblazoned upon The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, a landmark at the corner of Pratt and President Sts., the gateway to glitzy Harbor East. Since

    The post Reginald F. Lewis, Another Shining Chapter in Black Baltimore’s History appeared first on Afro.

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    If he had lived, Jimi Hendrix, the electric guitar god, who was arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music would have turned 75, Nov. 27. On Dec. 16, internationally acclaimed singer Navasha Daya, along with several other world class musicians will honor the iconic Hendrix at the Creative Alliance performance space in

    The post Hey Joe: Baltimore Lines Up All-Star Tribute to Hendrix appeared first on Afro.