Paying for Funerals Impossible for Many Poor Families

By COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Darlene Hardison would have loved to have a funeral for her father and uncle and bury them in marked graves at a Michigan cemetery. But she and...

`Sweetheart Gang’ Honors the Essential Black Mother

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] “Black Girl Magic” is a phrase that captures the undeniable power of Black women. But, there would be no Black Girl Magic without the Black Mommas who birthed them. Tales from...

‘The Bake’ Will Use Late Skate to Honor Dr. King’s Legacy

Late Skate at ‘The Bake’ Honoring King’s Legacy of Compassion and Cooperation   By Tiffany Ginyard, Special to the AFRO (Updated 01/29/2019) - When skaters gather, 11 p.m., Jan. 19 (due to inclement weather the date was postponed to...

Former Ballerina’s Project Expands Perception of Black Womanhood

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Aesha Ash had already been retired from dancing for several years when the image flashed across the television screen. A familiar wave of frustration ran through her. She...

Soar Like an Eagle: 12 African American Teens Reach the Pinnacle of Success in...

Boy Scout Troop 242, led by Scoutmaster Dameion Crook, Sr., presented the 12 African American Eagle Scouts during the Eagle Court of Honor ceremony that was held at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. His son...

Prince George’s Power Couples: Terrells Find Balance

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected]       Attorney Julius Terrell and his wife Cheryl are from two different worlds but have blended their lives into one thriving relationship that works at the office and at...

Minorities Poised to Take Advantage of Oil and Gas Boom

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia  For African-Americans and Latinos, the path to upward mobility in the oil and gas industry remains filled with both hurdles and hope. A 2017 U.S. Labor Department analysis revealed...

Eli Lilly Diabetes Center Assists with Insulin Affordability

By AFRO Staff The American Diabetes Association estimates that over 30 million Americans are affected by diabetes and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. In the African American population, studies...

Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe Marks 60 Years By Looking Back At Its Founder

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It was March 1958 when an African-American dancer named Alvin Ailey, then making his living on the Broadway stage, gathered up a group of fellow dancers...

Durant is Mondawmin Santa For More Than Three Decades

Luke Durant has been the Mondawmin Mall Santa Claus for 34 years. Here Kashton asks Santa for a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Ninja Megazoid. Mondawmin Mall, in the heart of West Baltimore, is one of the oldest malls...

Sonja Herbert Creates Sisterhood of Black Pilates Instructors

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you should probably just make it yourself. That is the principle that Sonja Herbert was going by when she was...

From Foster Care to Miss D.C.

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Cordelia Cranshaw was crowned Miss District of Columbia USA on Dec. 8, yet her road to queen was not easy.  Having already worked to empower young people through her...

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