Baltimore Educator, Health Care Advocate Julia B. Anderson Dead at 66

Julia Blanche Anderson, founding director of the Institute for Racial and Ethnic Health Studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, died last month...

Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Leads March Through California Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Civil rights leader John Lewis led a march through Comic-Con on Saturday. About 1,000 people joined the Georgia Democrat on a...

NAACP NAMES DERRICK JOHNSON TO INTERIM PRESIDENT & CEO

BALTIMORE – The NAACP, the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization, names vice chairman of the board of directors Derrick Johnson as...

Amid Questioned Financial Status, Bethune-Cookman Univ. Names New President

Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) on July 13 named retired Judge Herbert Grimes its interim president following the unexpected retirement of his predecessor, Edison O. Jackson. In...

Housing Advocates Campaign to Force HUD Sec. Ben Carson to Act in the People’s...

Singing “We Shall Overcome,” protestors laid down on the sidewalk in front of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to protest proposed...

Are Public Vouchers Really Good for the Progress of Black Students?

The Trump administration's support for public vouchers has touched off a debate on whether they are good for African-Americans students, with the consensus being...

New Website offers Services to Revolutionize Black Lodging Experience

Black travelers can now make lodging arrangements without fearing racial discrimination thanks to a new website called Noirbnb. The famous house and rental sharing...

Search Begins For Some Way To Ease Frustration in Ghettos

July 23 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Detroit riots, during which 43 people were killed. The summer of 1967 also saw riots...

Black Ministers File Lawsuit Over Sugary Drinks

Charging that more people die of diabetes and preventable diseases in the Black community than of gunshot wounds and violence, two area pastors have...

Rep. Cummings Wife Ponders Bid for Md. Gov

Maya Rockeymoore, the wife of veteran U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, told the AFRO July 19 that she is strongly considering a run for the Democratic...

‘We Have A Lot of Work to Do’

Healthcare, criminal justice, and civic engagement are among the most pressing issues to be focused on during the NAACP's 108th National Convention taking place...

Ben Jealous Lays Out Why He is Running for Md. Gov.

Ben Jealous, 44, Democratic gubernatorial candidate 2018, sat down for an interview with the AFRO July 16 in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Jealous, a Rhodes scholar and...