Salon Owner Looks to Help White Parents With Black Hair Care

By SAFIYA CHARLES, Montgomery Advertiser MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Some of the most distinct memories that Black women recall of their childhood involve hair. Many can remember sitting between their mother's, aunt's and grandmother's legs, determined...

Black Restaurant Week: A Lesson In Cooperative Economics

By Carl Thomas, Special to the AFRO On Nov. 4 Black restaurant and food service providers will compete in a cocktail competition to name the best bartender in the region.  Then on Nov. 6, Black restauranteurs,...

Busboys and Poets To Serve Contest Winner’s Sweet Potato Pie

By Lenore T. Adkins Special to the AFRO Watch out, Patti LaBelle.  Anacostia resident Mary Satcher, 82, is coming for you with a riff on the sweet potato pie recipe that’s been a family mainstay for decades.    Satcher’s...

The Simple Things

By Marnita Coleman Special to AFRO Looking back over my childhood, I can remember things that my parents taught my siblings and I, and certain behaviors that they expected from us.  At the time, it didn't...

A Survivor’s Survival Guide

By Jacqueline R. McEwan God Still Heals So you shall serve the LORD your God, and he will bless your bread, and your water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of you. (Exodus...

WENDY’S WINDOW: Black Women For Positive Change

By Wendy Gladney Black Women for Positive Change (BW4PC) is a national policy-focused network of predominately African American women and “Good Brothers” from various states here in the U.S. Its primary goals are to positively...

How You Feel About Money Impacts Your Spending

Written by NNPA We all have a personal relationship with money, and it will often show in how we spend it. But our feelings about finance can sometimes lead to negative spending habits that can...

Actresses Cite Lack of Hollywood Stylists who get Black Hair

By GARY GERARD HAMILTON Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany Haddish recalls leaving the set of a big-budget movie in tears in search of someone who could properly do her hair. Lorraine Toussaint blithely...

A Survivor’s Survival Guide

By Natalie L. Jones-Wallace You need a support team, even if it is just one person.  I am a 77-year-old retired educator, and I’ve been a very proud breast cancer survivor for over 25 years. For...

Rep. Cummings Wrote His Love for Baltimore

When we approached Rep. Elijah Cummings to write the foreword of the AFRO’s book, “The Thing I Love About Baltimore,” there was no hesitation. In spite of his schedule and the many things he...

A Survivor’s Survival Guide 

By Pearl B. Spencer, Special to AFRO Do your research, develop a plan and stick with it. July 1990 will always remain green in my memory. That was the day my doctor told me that the lumps...

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...

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