New Book Explores Black Christian Experience in White Churches

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Being pregnant is hard enough for any woman. Trying to write a book while you’re pregnant can feel positively unbearable. Austin Channing Brown tells the AFRO, “It was physically difficult....

Dunbar Class of 1953 Celebrating 65 Years Together!

Members of the Dunbar Sr. High School Class of 1953 recently gathered for a reunion. They are (front row), Lenora McBride, Selena Redd, Joyce Dean, Olga Norris, Florence Rice and Betty Wilson, (standing), John...

Black Fathers Turn to Facebook to Strengthen Bonds

By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO Matt Prestbury says when he started gathering together groups of Black fathers, it was because he was a newly-single dad, looking for other people like him. “I began to look...

Celebrating Black Fatherhood

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been petrified of being a father. Between all the talk about Black men being absent from the household, being wife beaters and...

After Much-Hyped Commutation, Memphis Woman Begins New Life

By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The hype over the commutation of her life sentence by President Donald Trump at the request of Kim Kardashian West has started to die down. Now,...

Howard and Harvard Grad Comes Home to Baltimore

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO A Baltimore native has returned home from Harvard Law School. D’Sean Williams-Brown, 25, is now studying for his bar exam after graduating in Harvard’s 2018 class. Born in 1993, Williams-Brown...

Psychologist Insults Black Fathers at Co-Parenting Forum

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] A leading Black psychologist recently told a conference on co-parenting in the District of Columbia that the role of fathers – particularly African American fathers – is increasingly becoming...

‘Hidden Figure’ Katherine Johnson Being Honored in Bronze

By The Associated Press Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician whose calculations helped bring Apollo astronauts back to Earth, is being honored at her alma mater with a bronze statue and a scholarship in her name. West...

D.C. Celebrates Pride Month

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia is launching a number of events in honor of national Pride Month, which both celebrates and raises awareness about the LGBTQ community. D.C. Mayor Muriel...

15-Year-Old Graduates College, Looks to Next Challenge

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Torrington Ford, 15, who was homeschooled by his mother Tarita, says he constantly asked her to push him as a student. “I would always tell my mom, mom I want a...

Soul of Sonoma Highlights Black Premium Wine Experience

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Soul of Sonoma wants to raise the profile of the few Black-owned vineyards, wineries and establishments producing quality wine. Boasting “unparalleled tasting experiences at premium wineries and featured venues,”...

Young Named One of ‘Talkers Heavy Hundred’ Sixth Year In a Row

Larry Young, the venerable Baltimore radio host was named one of the most important radio talk show hosts in the nation, by Talkers Magazine, known as, “the Bible of Talk Radio and the new...

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