Tag: afro

First black crew member to join International Space Station

First black crew member to join International Space Station

| March 2, 2017

By Shantella Y. Sherman (AFRO/NNPA Member) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected astronaut Jeanette Epps to join the crew of the International Space Station in 2018. Epps will become the first black crewmember to represent the U.S. on the station. The journey will mark the first time Epps has traveled to orbit, […]

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The Rev. Jamal Bryant breaks silence over latest baby allegations

The Rev. Jamal Bryant breaks silence over latest baby allegations

| May 26, 2016

By James Bentley (AFRO, NNPA member) On May 12, the Rev. Jamal H. Bryant of Baltimore’s Empowerment Temple Church took to social media to address rumors and allegations that he had fathered another child and was refusing to pay child support for it. In a video, Bryant said, “Over the last week a lot has […]

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Challenging the racist legacy of Confederate monuments

Challenging the racist legacy of Confederate monuments

| November 13, 2015

By Sean Yoes Special to the NNPA News Wire from the AFRO I spent part of Monday afternoon (Nov. 2) in Druid Hill Park helping load a 500 pound, 12-foot-tall statue of a pregnant, bare breasted woman of color into the back of a city-owned pick-up truck. It was no easy task. But, despite her […]

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Farrakhan outlines next steps after Million Man March anniversary

Farrakhan outlines next steps after Million Man March anniversary

| November 3, 2015

By James Wright Special to the NNPA from the AFRO Minister Louis Farrakhan told a crowd of 200 people that the Nation of Islam will team up with 100 Black Men, an influential national black male organization, and reinvigorate local organizing committees (LOC) nationwide to move their agenda forward. The minister revealed his detailed plans […]

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Art of Hair returns to community this weekend

Art of Hair returns to community this weekend

| May 9, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—In 2012, a partnership between the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and Green Hair Revolution, whose mission is to bring education, engagement and empowerment about hair to the public via various media forms began. Those efforts inspired the first ever Day of Natural Hair event in Fort Wayne in May […]

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