Natalie Gillard Uses Her DIY Talents to Promote Inclusion

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO When most people think of DIY they think of furniture or household accessories, but Natalie Gillard, a passionate DIYer who routinely creates her own clothing and household items, took...

Black Male Yoga Initiative Helps Heal Young Brothers One at a Time

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] I spent most of my birthday (July 1) weekend at a “no tech Yoga retreat” at the Bar-T Mountainside Summer Camp, in Urbana, Maryland. For those who know me well, the...

Black Fathers Turn to Facebook to Strengthen Bonds

By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO Matt Prestbury says when he started gathering together groups of Black fathers, it was because he was a newly-single dad, looking for other people like him. “I began to look...

Baltimore Organization Helping Fathers, Families with Sustainable Employment, Life Skills

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Twenty years ago, Christy Lee Shockley was a single mother living in a shelter and unable to keep a job. The trauma she had experienced in her childhood caught...

Are You Your Sister’s Keeper?

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Finger sandwiches, fruit tarts and big hats were on display at the second Annual AFRO High Tea April 21, yet the tea tradition was not the focus of the...

Harvard Opens Door to Gullah Language and Culture to Seventh Graders

Special to the AFRO by Renee Foose Gullah/Geechee represents a small population of African Americans living in the coastal low country of South Carolina, Georgia and Northeastern Florida. Gullah/Geechee represents not only a people, but...

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...

Ndaba Mandela’s Memoir Reveals Lessons Learned from Madiba

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO "Always stay humble. Be a leader. Don’t drive a Jaguar because you don’t want people to know how wealthy you are." Those are some of the critical lessons...

Young Named One of ‘Talkers Heavy Hundred’ Sixth Year In a Row

Larry Young, the venerable Baltimore radio host was named one of the most important radio talk show hosts in the nation, by Talkers Magazine, known as, “the Bible of Talk Radio and the new...

Black Women’s Health Week Raises National Awareness

By Christina Sturdivant Sani, Special to the AFRO “This is an important initiative that we should all support and get behind,” tweeted rapper Common on April 17, in support of the first-ever Black Maternal Health Week. From...

Thank You to the OGs at the Barbershop

By Christopher Hearn, Special to the AFRO The following is a speech delivered by at New York University’s commencement on May 16 by a graduating student. It has been lightly edited and condensed for space...

Falsely Accused Black College Students Get Apology

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — The city manager and police chief in a suburban St. Louis town apologized Thursday to a group of Black college students after police wrongly accused them of a dine-and-dash...

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