New Book Explores Black Christian Experience in White Churches

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Being pregnant is hard enough for any woman. Trying to write a book while you’re pregnant can feel positively unbearable. Austin Channing Brown tells the AFRO, “It was physically difficult....

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,...

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...

Solar Program Sparks Residents Job Prospects

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO In a week the District of Columbia will add a new cohort of Solar Installers to the growing number of residents entering an in demand industry. Solar Works...

15-Year-Old Graduates College, Looks to Next Challenge

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Torrington Ford, 15, who was homeschooled by his mother Tarita, says he constantly asked her to push him as a student. “I would always tell my mom, mom I want a...

RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone, hoping you all are in great spirits, enjoying life, keeping a positive mind and treating others as you wish to be treated. The Avenue Bakery, where Jazz,...

Gayle King Blabbed About Her Bestie Oprah’s Alleged Weed Habit

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Although she’s been successful in her own right, whenever Gayle King, CBS This Morning anchor and official best friend to Oprah Winfrey, gets interviewed, she often is expected to...

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...

No, White Ladies of Virginia Tech, You Can Not Use the N-Word

The women of Virginia Tech’s lacrosse team were apparently feeling themselves after beating Elon on March 24. Someone on the team posted a video of group of apparently all White women singing along to Lil’...

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...

Howard and Harvard Grad Comes Home to Baltimore

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO A Baltimore native has returned home from Harvard Law School. D’Sean Williams-Brown, 25, is now studying for his bar exam after graduating in Harvard’s 2018 class. Born in 1993, Williams-Brown...

Is It Time to #MuteRKelly?

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] For over twenty years, Robert Kelly, better known as R. Kelly, has been engrossed in controversy regarding crude behavior, to say the least, with young women- more specifically, teenage...
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