Men’s Self-Care in Baltimore

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Staff Randy Lewis can’t say for certain when the new trend of men’s self-care took off, but he’s loving  being in front of it. “I always took care of myself, always...

Documentary Shows An Old Profession In A New Way

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Last year D.C. made the news when the Economic Policy Institute released a report that stated that unemployment for African Americans in the District was the highest in the...

Teens Cater Good Eats Via Singing Telegram

By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO At a time when women-owned businesses are among the fastest growing start-ups in the country, a pair of talented, energetic, and entrepreneurial minded teenagers have found a niche within...

What’s the Greenprint? Ask Beyonce

By LEANNE ITALIE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — So, what's all that Greenprint stuff on Beyonce's Instagram feed? Bey stirred up the beehive Thursday when she advocated plant-based living in a rare social media endorsement. It...

Paying for Funerals Impossible for Many Poor Families

By COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Darlene Hardison would have loved to have a funeral for her father and uncle and bury them in marked graves at a Michigan cemetery. But she and...

`Sweetheart Gang’ Honors the Essential Black Mother

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] “Black Girl Magic” is a phrase that captures the undeniable power of Black women. But, there would be no Black Girl Magic without the Black Mommas who birthed them. Tales from...

Farmer Nell & Doc Cheatham: Freedom Fighters for Food Sovereignty

By Tiffany C. Ginyard, Special to the Afro “We are concerned about the constant use of federal funds to support this most notorious expression of segregation. Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is...

‘The Bake’ Will Use Late Skate to Honor Dr. King’s Legacy

Late Skate at ‘The Bake’ Honoring King’s Legacy of Compassion and Cooperation   By Tiffany Ginyard, Special to the AFRO (Updated 01/29/2019) - When skaters gather, 11 p.m., Jan. 19 (due to inclement weather the date was postponed to...

Former Ballerina’s Project Expands Perception of Black Womanhood

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Aesha Ash had already been retired from dancing for several years when the image flashed across the television screen. A familiar wave of frustration ran through her. She...

Soar Like an Eagle: 12 African American Teens Reach the Pinnacle of Success in...

Boy Scout Troop 242, led by Scoutmaster Dameion Crook, Sr., presented the 12 African American Eagle Scouts during the Eagle Court of Honor ceremony that was held at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. His son...

The Government Shutdown: Another Storm for Black Farmers, Cooperatives, and Southern Rural Communities

Written by NNPA Storm-weary Southern Farmers now face fresh economic fears amid a political storm which seems to have no end in sight. While there is no worry about wind or water this time, farmers still recovering...

MD School System Raises Funds For Student Meals During Shutdown

By The Associated Press UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Maryland school district is raising money to help provide meals for students affected by the partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump's promised U.S.-Mexico border...

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