Ways to Stay Fit in Winter

By Black Health Matters Since the temperature has dropped, it’s also time to drop into those bulky sweaters, some comfort food and those television marathons. If, however, you want to finish the final month of...

D.C. Speaks: 2020 New Decade, New Vision

By AFRO Staff, Special Contributors “D.C. SPEAKS” is a series branching from the AFRO’s goal of engaging residents in the storytelling of their own communities.  To continue providing hyper local accounts to readers, the AFRO has...

Bringing Awareness to Black Mental Health, Even at HBCUs

By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] As women who were already “woke,” about the importance of prioritizing mental health care after experiences of their own Starr Barbour and Sasha Nicole teamed up to bring awareness to the...

A Well-Aged Mind: Cognitive Health

By Black Health Matters Getting older can bring many changes, both physically and mentally. Even when you’re healthy, your brain and body start slowing down. Maintaining your cognitive health—the ability to clearly think, learn, and...

Local Entrepreneurs Dispel Myths of CBD

By Camille Davis Special to the AFRO Entrepreneurs, Tanya Duckett and Shara Gibson, owners of Local Meditations, called an emergency press conference on Dec. 10 in an effort to dispel negative connotations associated with local, legitimate...

The Heights

By Catrice Greer It’s been years I think of you often And I remember You sitting on the stoop With your boys, your cousins Doing what you knew But wanting more One day After arrests, adventures, girlfriends Missteps and babies You turned 21 The sun was shining It...

The Weight of Poverty

By Antonio Moore Special to the AFRO You would think that it would be easy to get a decent meal in Baltimore, since the city has always been a “foodie” destination. All the best restaurants that...

Not Just Arabesques: Misty Copeland Imparts Her Life Lessons

By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — No other ballet dancer has crossed over into mainstream popular culture quite like Misty Copeland. That was Copeland at the recent American Music Awards, dancing a...

Maryland Teen Wins 2019 World of Children Award 

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO Grace Callwood was recognized with the highly acclaimed 2019 World of Children Youth Award for her humanitarian efforts through her Maryland-based nonprofit, “The We Cancerve Movement,” on Nov. 7...

Obesity Among Black Women Outrageously High

By Darcie Ortique, OW Contributor Betty Busby, 55, has struggled with her weight since high school. “It’s in my genes to be chubby, and I have always thanked God that I have a man that...

AFRO Reporters Tie the Knot!

Taya Graham and Stephen Janis, two veteran, award-winning investigative reporters, recently got married at Gertrude's restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art. AFRO Baltimore Editor, Sean Yoes delivered the toast after the couple exchanged their vows....

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...

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