Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Recognized as a National Treasure

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO In honor of African American Music Appreciation Month, The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced June 19 that the childhood home of civil rights icon, musician and singer, Nina...

Why LaVar Ball Deserves Father of the Year

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] You can call LaVar Ball a lot of things. Some folks have described him as “crazy” or “out of his mind.” Some have taken the opposite approach, dubbing him a calculating...

Pride Parade Returns to Baltimore

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO With an expanded footprint, new parade route and new events, Baltimore Pride 2018 appears poised to repeat and expand on previous successes come kickoff June 15. “Last year,...

Art Exhibit Shows Humanity of Sex Workers

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about sex workers in the District? Is it disgust or do you see them as people...

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,...

Common Superfoods and Herbs for Men

By Mia Aguilar, Special to the AFRO The numbers don't lie.  For years, studies, surveys and statistics have found that men are less likely than women to visit the doctor.  According to reports by the Centers...

D.C. Spots to Enjoy Your #CoffeeWhileBlack

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO In April, two Black men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia for no apparent reason. Cell phone video of the incident helped...

Barbecue Everything Brings Signature Sauce to Local Stores

By Jasmine A. Ball, Special to The AFRO Barbecue Everything wants to be on your plate. A native of Prince George’s County, Dennis Rawls Jr., the founder of Barbecue Everything, created his own business and sauce. “I...

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