Black Faces: 21st Century Conversation on Workplace Advancement

Times have changed, but timeless principles still remain. Racism continues to be a motionless theme in many areas across the globe and in several factors of life, including the workplace. African-American entrepreneurs Randal Pinkett...

Homme Boutique Brings Style and Culture to Anacostia

Women have their little black dresses, but what about men? According to Amir Browder, every man’s closet should include “a crisp white button down shirt, a classic pair of nicely fitted jeans, a black brogue...

Remembering Lerone Bennett, Black Press Giant

Lerone Bennett Jr., a long time editor at Ebony magazine, died earlier this year. Bennett, who wrote numerous books on African American history, such as Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America and Great...

Ivy Community Charities Will Expand with Grants

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The Ivy Community Charities of Prince George's County received $35,000 from the Prince George's County Local Development Council (PGCLDC) and a Community Partnership Grants for $10,000. Cheryl Garnette, executive...

Help Your Child Succeed as a ‘Kid-Preneur’

(NNPA) - At what age should a child be given “the facts of life” – not the birds-and-bees facts, but the bottom line about what it will be like for him or her to...

Three Entrepreneurs Collaborate to Give Back to the Community

By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO Eny Oh, Mel the Barber, and Davonne Austin have hearts of service when it comes to their community. They each own thriving businesses in the up and coming “Arts...

Dealing With Rising Banking Fees

There was a time that having a bank account at a big bank was a money maker for customers and not a money loser. Those days have come and gone. The national banks have...

Chasing Profits and Equality

By AFRO Editorial Staff Facebook is a social media network that encourages “members” to share family photos, engage in civil discourse and learn about new places. Just kidding. Unfortunately, it is often a cesspool of...

Black Owned Spirit and Wine Festival Returns to DC

By Lauren E. Williams,  Special to the AFRO Chanel Turner, a 34-year-old Prince George’s County resident, claims to own one of the best vodkas on shelves today. “My brand is FOU-DRÉ Vodka,” Turner said with a smile....

In Q & A, Shirley J. Wilcher Says Affirmative Action is Still Needed

Since 2005, Shirley J. Wilcher has directed the American Association for Affirmative Action, a professional organization that is based in Washington, D.C., and has 1,000 members. During the Clinton administration, she ran the Office...

Barbecue Everything Brings Signature Sauce to Local Stores

By Jasmine A. Ball, Special to The AFRO Barbecue Everything wants to be on your plate. A native of Prince George’s County, Dennis Rawls Jr., the founder of Barbecue Everything, created his own business and sauce. “I...

Church Organization Fights For Food Equity in the Black Community

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO In 2018, it is important to find ways to empower our communities with resources, education and economic opportunity.  Many churches and Pastors have various community programs that  meet these...

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