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...

TV Expands Media Choices for Black Content

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Back in 2012, Deshuna Spencer became excited to see some of the Black independent films that she read about regularly on websites dedicated to the subject, “I didn’t have...

D.C. Teen Hoping to Win Google Contest

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When 15-year-old Laila Holsendorff realized Google chose her octopus drawing to represent D.C. in the nationwide Doodle 4 Google contest, she buried her face in her hands and...

Ex-PG Democrats Chair Strikes It Big in IT

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] While many Prince Georgians know Terry Speigner as the engaging, dedicated former chairman of the county's Democratic Central Committee, not many know he is a successful entrepreneur in information...

“It does happen. All the time. Just not to you and me.”

By Ron Harris and Matthew Horace The first time we met Howard Schulz, the founder and chairman of Starbucks, he was speaking to more than 200 of the nation’s highest ranking Black law enforcement officers...

How to Win at Fundraising

By Mel and Pearl Shaw, Special to the AFRO Wonder why it’s easy for some nonprofits to raise money and not so much for others? Here’s what we have learned: sustained successful fundraising requires consistent...

From Slaveholding County To Tourist Attraction: Prince Georges County Celebrates 322nd Birthday

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO Founded on April 23, 1696, Prince George’s County has had a dramatic shift in its 322 years of existence from being the biggest slave owning county in Maryland,...

Rushern Baker Introduces Clean Energy Plan

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO Rushern Baker, a Democratic candidate for governor, announced a plan for Maryland to become the first state to achieve 100 percent clean energy and zero waste called the Baker...

Senator Tim Scott Talks New Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Communities of Color

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO “If there is no succession plan, there will be no success.” U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) said at a moderated session during a Washington, D.C. stop of...

March Vows to Fight Trump Tax Plan

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Tax Day was not a good day for the Trump government to collect taxes. While the IRS.gov site crashed due to record numbers of late filers, activists and politicians...

Starbucks Faces Image Crisis after Arrest of 2 Black Men

By The Associated Press Three years ago, Starbucks was widely ridiculed for trying to start a national conversation on race relations by asking its employees to write the words "Race Together" on coffee cups. The...

FDA Backs Cannabis-Based Drug

By The Associated Press A closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the United States, health officials said Tuesday. British drugmaker GW...

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