Rep. Ayanna Pressley Goes Public With Alopecia and Baldness

By LEANNE ITALIE, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Ayanna Pressley, whose hair twists have been an inspiration to young girls and part of her personal identity and political brand, said Thursday that...

Free Auricular Acupuncture at NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] Like every year, “NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo” will offer a great deal of exhibits, activities, giveaways and services, and Maryland University Integrative Health (MUIH) is excited to be joining...

Homelessness Epidemic: District Displaces Tent City Occupants

By Tyra Wilkes Special to the AFRO Displaced occupants of an encampment on K Street N.E. were recently met with an “eviction” notice informing them that as of Jan. 16, “all property blocking this sidewalk is...

Ball Brings Awareness to Black Men’s Mental Health

By Micha Green D.C. Editor Mental illness in the Black community is a bit of a taboo that only started to gain major traction in the past decade, particularly with celebrities championing the cause to address...

5K Moves To National Mall

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] Graduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) from local and regional alumni association chapters are taking over the National Mall in early July.  The DC HBCU Alumni Alliance will...

Ways to Stay Fit in Winter

By Black Health Matters Since the temperature has dropped, it’s also time to drop into those bulky sweaters, some comfort food and those television marathons. If, however, you want to finish the final month of...

Morgan State Authorized to Pursue Addition of New College of Osteopathic Medicine

By AFRO Staff Morgan State University may be well on its way to grooming a new generation of Black physicians. The school’s Board of Regents recently gave President David Wilson permission to pursue an affiliation agreement...

Maryland Addresses Opioid Abuse During Pregnancy

By The Associated Press Maryland’s Health Department has received $3.6 million in federal funding to address opioid use among pregnant and new mothers. The department launched the initiative, called the “Maternal Opioid Model,” this month, according...

Family of Black Doctors Has Social Media Buzzing

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Perhaps, most impressive is that each of Dr. Oye’s four children followed in their father’s footsteps. David, Monique, Michelle, and Melissa Oye, each said they were inspired by their father and...

Majority Whip Clyburn Hails Passage of H.R. 3 Landmark Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug...

By NNPA WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn hailed House passage of H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. This landmark legislation gives Medicare the power to...

Whole Foods Plans Development At Old Walter Reed

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] The gentrification of Northwest, Washington, D.C. continues with a new real estate development anchored by a Whole Foods supermarket on the old Walter Reed Hospital’s medical campus. A project featuring over...

Westminster Residents Request Vape Ban

By The Associated Press A town in Maryland is considering a ban on vaping in enclosed public spaces. On Dec. 26, the Carroll County Times reported that officials in Westminster discussed the matter at a recent...

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