Book Explores How to be Emotionally Free

By Ariel Medley, Special to the AFRO When we think of emancipation, we think of freedom.  But what about the emancipation of our emotional barriers?  When faced with life’s difficulties, how do we summon the courage...

Black-Owned Studio Tones Bodies

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Caption: Maya Dennis (left), Jillian Carter (center) and Alexis Miller (right), all work at Sidebarre, a Black-owned barre company that teaches classes in D.C. and Maryland. Carter, 24,...

Ex-Players Open Up About Marijuana and the NFL

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] More and more ex-NFL players are opening up about using marijuana during their playing careers. Recently retired tight end Martellus Bennett told reporters just a week ago that he estimates about...

Vick and Church Leaders Seek to Inspire Next Generation

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO On April 13 and 14, First Baptist Church of Glenarden was filled with more than two-thousand men for the 18th  annual “Mighty Men of Valor,” a conference tailored...

After Royal Wedding, Bishop Curry Takes on Poverty

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO The presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church will lead a silent vigil and procession on the White House Thursday. Bishop Michael Curry, the first Black leader of...

Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Recognized as a National Treasure

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO In honor of African American Music Appreciation Month, The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced June 19 that the childhood home of civil rights icon, musician and singer, Nina...

AFRO’s Sean Yoes Pens New Book Chronicling Influential “Race and Politics” Column

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO In his “Race and Politics” column, Sean Yoes, has chronicled many of the difficult challenges and tragedies over the last three years in Baltimore since the death of Freddie...

Psychologist Insults Black Fathers at Co-Parenting Forum

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] A leading Black psychologist recently told a conference on co-parenting in the District of Columbia that the role of fathers – particularly African American fathers – is increasingly becoming...

Ubiquitous Women’s Expo Celebrates Black Beauty

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO The 5th annual Ubiquitous Women’s Expo brought women and men of color together in Washington, D.C., for a weekend of entertainment and knowledge about everything that represents “Black Girl...

Greeks Raise Funds for Delta Member Killed at Waffle House

By AFRO Staff DeEbony Groves, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, was set to graduate from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee next month. Instead she and three other people were gunned down over the...

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...

Irène P. Mathieu’s Poetic Approach to Global Health

By Tilesha Brown, Special to the AFRO Irène P. Mathieu was a featured poet at the recent Virginia Festival of the Book. At the New Dominion Book Shop, in downtown Charlottesville, she read to a room...

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