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...

‘Hidden Figure’ Katherine Johnson Being Honored in Bronze

By The Associated Press Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician whose calculations helped bring Apollo astronauts back to Earth, is being honored at her alma mater with a bronze statue and a scholarship in her name. West...

D.C. Celebrates Pride Month

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia is launching a number of events in honor of national Pride Month, which both celebrates and raises awareness about the LGBTQ community. D.C. Mayor Muriel...

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...

Soul of Sonoma Highlights Black Premium Wine Experience

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Soul of Sonoma wants to raise the profile of the few Black-owned vineyards, wineries and establishments producing quality wine. Boasting “unparalleled tasting experiences at premium wineries and featured venues,”...

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...

Former AFRO Reporter, William C. Rhoden, Among Those Inducted into Hall of Fame

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO A former AFRO reporter was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Hall of Fame May 25. William “Bill” Rhoden, journalist, columnist and author, is a Morgan...

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...

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...

A Royal Wedding Bridges the Atlantic, Opens Up a Modern Era

By DANICA KIRKA, JILL LAWLESS and GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press The son of British royalty and the daughter of middle-class Americans wed May 19 in a service that reflected Prince Harry's royal heritage, Meghan Markle's biracial...

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...

Against the Odds: 3 Black Doctors Detail Journey to Success

By CHEVEL JOHNSON, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One used to deal drugs on the streets of New Orleans. Another grew up in Chicago with two drug-addicted parents. A third survived the tough streets...

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