ShopTalk: Art & Sociodrama

By Joshua S. Lee, Special to the AFRO After the death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent civil unrest in Baltimore, resulting in rioting, arsons and vandalism in many parts of the city in the Spring...

The Thing I Love About Baltimore’

By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, Special to the AFRO I love the landmarks. I love the white marble steps, although I didn’t always. I love the chicken boxes. I pass on the half and half but...

Iconic BET Exec Leaving Network

By Lenore T. Adkins/Special to the AFRO Debra Lee, chairman and chief executive officer of BET Networks, is leaving the company after spending 32 years there, Lee announced May 25. Her last day is May...

Harriet Tubman, A Maryland Story

By WMAR 2 News

Accusers Confront Bill Cosby

By The Associated Press Women who say comedian Bill Cosby knocked them out with intoxicants and sexually assaulted them decades ago are finally getting a chance to confront him — and they aren't holding back. Janice...

ESSENCE Announces the Expansion of “Girls United by ESSENCE”

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 11, 2019-- ESSENCE, the leading media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women, celebrates the International Day of the Girl with the expansion of its empowering mentoring initiative, Girls United by...

AFRO Editorial Cartoonist’s Work on Display in D.C.

By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Fifty years ago, following the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., his wife, Coretta Scott King, founded the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change to continue his legacy...

‘Don’t Be Late for Poetry’: Grim Jackson

Interview by Betty Harvin, Special to the AFRO As young Grim Jackson took to the stage for “Don’t Be Late For Poetry” earlier this month at the Arena Players,  no one knew what to expect as...

Chicago Author Celebrates Jamaican Culture in New Children’s Book

By AFRO Staff – As a passionate storyteller, Ayesha V. Dwyer takes readers on a delightful journey of a little girl who shares her Jamaican descent through fun and adventure in her new children’s book,...

The Thing I Love About Baltimore

“BALTIMORE SPEAKS” is a series branching from the AFRO’s goal of engaging residents in the storytelling of their own communities. To continue providing hyper local accounts to readers, the AFRO has taken to the streets and...

Oprah Winfrey’s Mother, Vernita Lee, Dies at 83

By The Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's mother, Vernita Lee, has died at the age of 83. A Winfrey spokeswoman on Monday issued a statement saying Lee died at her Milwaukee home on Nov....

Black Women Connecting and Networking

Blaqsbi.com is Designed for Black People to Connect Charlotte, NC -- Don't wait until the next unarmed Black man is killed by racist cops or the next racially insensitive advertisement from corporations to start talking...

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