Shawn Yancy Presents 10th Girl’s Night Out Benefit

By Charise Wallace Special to the AFRO Reporter Shawn Yancy is showcasing her 2018 10th Girl’s Night Out evening of entertainment, fashion and food for a special cause, Saturday, June 23 at American University’s Kaizen...

Michelle Obama’s Memoir Conveys Lessons of an Eventful Life

By CHEVEL JOHNSON, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama said Friday that her upcoming memoir "Becoming" is a "re-humanization effort" that shares the "ordinariness of a very extraordinary story" that...

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...

Why LaVar Ball Deserves Father of the Year

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] You can call LaVar Ball a lot of things. Some folks have described him as “crazy” or “out of his mind.” Some have taken the opposite approach, dubbing him a calculating...

Pride Parade Returns to Baltimore

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO With an expanded footprint, new parade route and new events, Baltimore Pride 2018 appears poised to repeat and expand on previous successes come kickoff June 15. “Last year,...

Art Exhibit Shows Humanity of Sex Workers

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about sex workers in the District? Is it disgust or do you see them as people...

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....

Dunbar Class of 1953 Celebrating 65 Years Together!

Members of the Dunbar Sr. High School Class of 1953 recently gathered for a reunion. They are (front row), Lenora McBride, Selena Redd, Joyce Dean, Olga Norris, Florence Rice and Betty Wilson, (standing), John...

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...

Celebrating Black Fatherhood

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been petrified of being a father. Between all the talk about Black men being absent from the household, being wife beaters and...

After Much-Hyped Commutation, Memphis Woman Begins New Life

By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The hype over the commutation of her life sentence by President Donald Trump at the request of Kim Kardashian West has started to die down. Now,...

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...

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