Tennessee Lawmakers Punish Memphis for Removing Confederate Statues

By The Associated Press The Republican-dominated House in Tennessee voted Tuesday to punish the city of Memphis for removing Confederate monuments by taking $250,000 away from the city that would have been used for a...

Against the Odds: 3 Black Doctors Detail Journey to Success

By CHEVEL JOHNSON, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One used to deal drugs on the streets of New Orleans. Another grew up in Chicago with two drug-addicted parents. A third survived the tough streets...

Innovation is Key to Reaching, Educating Blacks About Prostate Cancer

    By AFRO Staff “We know that African-American men are more than twice as likely than men of all other races to die from prostate cancer,” said Thomas A. Farrington, founder and president, the Prostate Health...

Studying in South Africa and Learning Who I Am

By Darielis Cruz, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. I was born in Moca, a small city in the Dominican Republic, and today I am a 21-year-old junior at Mercy College, in New Jersey. Thanks to the...

Black Owned Spirit and Wine Festival Returns to DC

By Lauren E. Williams,  Special to the AFRO Chanel Turner, a 34-year-old Prince George’s County resident, claims to own one of the best vodkas on shelves today. “My brand is FOU-DRÉ Vodka,” Turner said with a smile....

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,...

African American Chefs Break the Glass Ceiling in the Culinary World

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The culinary business world is as cut throat as any other. It’s also known as an industry that hasn’t always allowed for much diversity in management and ownership...

Local Chef Adds Special Ingredient to D.C.’s Favorite Sauce

When it comes to local cuisine, many Washingtonians would argue that there’s nothing more D.C. than the sweet, tangy flavor of mumbo sauce. Capice Faulcon, head chef at Black Squirrel in the Adams Morgan...

Meet Lewis T. Powell, Award-winning Actor/Director, Celebrity Master Barber

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Lewis T. Powell is a celebrated celebrity master barber, award-winning actor, director, producer, and screen writer. Marking his 15th year in Hollywood Lewis, originally a native of Washington, DC and a...

This Family Business is Super Sweet

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO Southwest D.C. just got a little sweeter, with the opening of a brand new soda pop shop right in the heart of the District’s beloved Wharf. Initially a father’s dream,...

Rosa Parks House to be Shown, After Trans-Atlantic Odyssey

By MICHELLE R. SMITH and DAVID RISING, Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The small, tired house with peeling white paint once served as a refuge for Rosa Parks in Detroit. It has traveled across the...

Capital City Mambo Sauce Partners with Papa Johns to Add D.C. Flare

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Despite Mayor Muriel Bowser’s controversial denunciation of mambo sauce as a D.C. staple last November, most Washingtonians laud the flavor as a true District flavor that adds pizzazz to...
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