D.C. Summit to Focus on Maternal, Infant Health

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has invited mayors and leaders from all over the country to descend on the District for her inaugural mayoral Maternal and Infant Health Summit,...

Black-Owned Medical Cannabis Dispensary Opening in Capitol Heights

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO Mary and Main, a Black owned medical cannabis dispensary located in Capitol Heights is softly open for business before it officially opens it doors later this month. The dispensary,...

Ebola Survivors Returning Home to Fear, Stigma in Congo

By AL-HADJI KUDRA MALIRO and CARLEY PETESCH, Associated Press BENI, Congo (AP) — Leoni Kahumbu remembers the night her 15-year-old daughter, Pascaline, first showed signs of Ebola. She found her fainted on the bathroom floor,...

A Diva Far Beyond Her Disability

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Donna Walton, the epitome of beauty, charm, and grace, is mobilizing generations who refuse to be defined by anatomy or physical realities. At the age of 18, Walton...

Sen. Cruz Incurs Wrath of D.C. Residents on Obamacare

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz inserted an amendment in the District of Columbia's appropriation bill that has many District residents and leaders angry. Cruz, a Texas Republican, wants to...

Baltimore City, Others, File Federal Lawsuit Against Trump Over ACA

By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore and several other cities are suing President Donald Trump's administration in federal court for allegedly sabotaging the Affordable Care Act. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in U.S. District...

East Baltimore Church Saving Black Men One Screening at a Time

By Alexis Taylor, Special to the AFRO Long before he fought his own Goliath-sized battle, Pastor Marshall Prentice knew the effects of prostate cancer on the Black men in his community. The East Baltimore pastor had...

Mother: Caring for Girl Amid Brain-Death Debate ‘Worth It’

By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mother of a girl at the center of a medical and religious debate over brain death said she does not regret moving from California to New...

Reports: HUD Failed to Track Lead Paint Cases, Ensure Fixes

By JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Two federal reports released this month blast the Department of Housing and Urban Development for failing to have procedures to adequately protect children in subsidized housing against...

BLK+GRN is Creating a Platform for Black Wellness

By Hamzat Sani, Special o the AFRO Dr. Kristian Henderson is shameless about her purpose. “We wanted to connect people with products that were better for them and products that weren’t linked with hormonal issues,...

American Medical Association Elects Black Woman President

By AFRO Staff Dr. Patrice A. Harris, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was recently elected president of the American Medical Association during its annual conference. When she assumes the helm in June 2019, she would become...

Common Superfoods and Herbs for Men

By Mia Aguilar, Special to the AFRO The numbers don't lie.  For years, studies, surveys and statistics have found that men are less likely than women to visit the doctor.  According to reports by the Centers...

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