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The Afro-American, August 17, 2019 - August 23, 2019


irefighters are trained to save lives- and even bring lives into the world. When mom Ashley Littles went into labor and boarded a bus to George Washington University Hospital, her pain was so bad that she was encouraged to jump off the public transportation and head to fire station Engine 18 in Capitol Hill. As firefighters are trained to deliver babies, firefighters Donna Tidaback and Zeek Dziekan were the ones to take charge once she got to the station, and about 10 minutes later, baby Princess was delivered at Engine 18 in Truck 7. Last Friday, Littles, Princess, dad Larry Evans and big brother Kynng (age 2) were reunited with the firefighters who helped birth the baby. In addition to Princess’ birth being a gift to Engine 18 and her parents, Princess and her family reunited with firefighters brother Kynng received a sister Donna Tidaback and Zeek Dziekan for his birthday present as the two were born on the same day.

Baby Princess

Dad Larry Evans, big brother Kyyng, baby Princess and mom Ashley Littles

Baby Princess and her family with Engine 18 firefighters

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Reach Higher Panel featuring former first lady Michelle Obama


n July 23, Howard University School of Business was filled with beaming, bright first generation college students ready to learn what it takes to thrive from someone who had walked in their shoes- former First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) Michelle Obama. Celebrating its fifth year, the Reach Higher 2019 Beating the Odds Summit brought out the former FLOTUS, mentors and students for a full day of candid conversations and workshops surrounding the plights and pathways to success for first generation college students. Photos by Micha Green

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Champions Mallory Pugh and Rose Lavelle

Reach Higher Alumni Panelists


The Afro-American, August 17, 2019 - August 23, 2019

Baltimore’s venerable AFRAM Festival returned to Druid Hill Park Aug. 10-11. The festival is one of the largest celebrations of Black culture on the East Coast. This year was no different. Thed festival featured legendary acts like Baltimore’s own Dru Hill, as well as hip-hop superstar Rick Ross. The family-oriented event is filled with entertainers, children’s activities, arts, history, education, health, wellness and more. Two little boys enjoy AFRAM festivities

Denise Harper at the voter registration table

Wendy and her pals chilling at AFRAM

A full house for the legendary Dru Hill Jahiti Brown FISH, Mayor Jack Young, BFly Denai and Farajii Muhammad backstage

Young freestyle dancer

”Fearless Dance Empire” are: Ta’Nahla Williams, Amaya Adams, Iyana Brumfield, Angel Pearson, Lyric Brumfield, Adriana Hopson and Justice Wesley

Profile for The AFRO American

LifeStyle 8-16-2019  

LifeStyle 8-16-2019