Celebrating Milestones, Keeping the Music Alive

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C.  Editor, [email protected] Twenty years ago Jason Moran’s jazz trio, The Bandwagon wowed audiences with their unique sound and artistic mash-ups, and for eight years the Kennedy Center’s jazz programming has been...

The Art of Human Care

By Nyame-kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO  Renowned surgeon and author, Dr. Hassan Tetteh, recently released his book "The Art of Human Care" and held a book signing on Sept. 26 at TheArc in Southeast, D.C. The...

The New Era of Natural Hair

By Camille Davis Over the past decade, Black women have begun embracing their natural hair, but  caring for it can still be time-consuming and frustrating. Many Black women know all too well the feeling of...

MACRO X Howard Summit Joins Homecoming Lineup on Oct. 8

PRNewswire -- Howard University presents the first-ever MACRO X Howard Summit, a day-long series of screenings and panel discussions for students interested in careers within the entertainment industry, on Oct. 8 in Cramton Auditorium. Powered...

Jitney Poses Old Questions to New Audiences

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Modern audiences are all too familiar with topics regarding racial inequities, widespread gentrification, car service regulations, senseless violence, PTSD and unhealthy relationships with parents and children, which is why...

New Bills Support Small Businesses

By Briana Thomas, Special to the AFRO On Sept. 17, Council member Charles Allen of Ward 6 introduced legislations that could help support small business owners manage the cost of owning and operating a business in...

New Bills Removing Barriers for Returning Citizens

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO Council member Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) introduced a bill last month that will make it easier for returning citizens to obtain an occupational license in their trade of interest. The...

Newton Announces Plans To Transfer From Howard

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Howard University could be losing another all-American student- athlete with eligibility remaining. Sources close to the program tell the AFRO that junior quarterback Caylin Newton, the reigning Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference...

Sports Journalists Stress STEAM Education

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] CBS broadcaster and host of NFL Today James Brown and NBC-4 news anchor Aaron Gilchrist joined a panel discussion that gave a group of students from D.C. Public Schools...

Virginia Girl: Classmates Grabbed Her, Cut Her Dreadlocks

By The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — Police are investigating a 12-year-old girl's allegation that her classmates grabbed her and cut her dreadlocks on the playground of a northern Virginia private school. News outlets report...

Black Press Exclusive: Dr. Lonnie Bunch’s African American Museum Dream Fulfilled

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Dr. Lonnie Bunch III, the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, sat down for an exclusive interview with National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin...

Abrams Fights to End Voter Suppression

By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO Many African Americans and Democrats rallied around Stacey Abrams as she took on Brian Kemp in the 2018 run for governorship in the state of Georgia. After a 10-day...
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