Among the Flowers, Animals or Pints of Beer, Yoga is a Draw

By Sanchali Singh, Capital News Service Walking through the United States Botanic Garden, you might be surprised to see some visitors carrying yoga mats on their backs. Most likely, they just finished or are about to...

Retirement Plans Have New Contribution Limits for 2019

By Byron T. Deese, Special to the AFRO The IRS has announced new contribution limits for retirement accounts, effective this year. Before you make any 2019 contributions to an IRA, 401(k), or another tax-advantaged account, be...

Families First Offers Success Centers

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Last week, agency heads from several departments that service the residents East of the River laid out their plan for comprehensive programs that would service residents over the upcoming...

‘Don’t Be Late for Poetry’

Baltimore has some of the most talented, raw, award-winning poets in the nation. In acknowledgement of National Poetry Month. The AFRO kicked off our celebration at “Don’t Be Late for Poetry,” a collaborative event...

Sarbanes Calls Insulin-Pricing System “Hocus Pocus”

By BRIAN ABATE and EUGENE "JESSE" NASH IV, Capital News Service WASHINGTON - Maryland Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes on Wednesday criticized insulin producers for their lack of transparency in setting prices. “I do not buy the argument...

Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

By John Schmid, Special to the AFRO “We talk about people who owned land, but we often ignored those who worked the land,” Monica M. White, Assistant Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison...

Efua’s Baby, a Mommy Run Business with a Conscious

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Nandi Tonge-Gabremedhin, owner of Efua’s Baby, is proof that a venture can be socially conscious, have a purpose and be a profitable business. Efua’s Baby offers handmade candles, body...

Black Love Day

By AFRO Staff Black Love Day, founded by Ayo Handy-Kendi, the Breath Sekou, is celebrating 26 years of creating healing, loving solutions for rebuilding relationships, in countless, Black and White communities, locally, nationally and internationally. The...

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...

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...

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