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...

From Slaveholding County To Tourist Attraction: Prince Georges County Celebrates 322nd Birthday

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO Founded on April 23, 1696, Prince George’s County has had a dramatic shift in its 322 years of existence from being the biggest slave owning county in Maryland,...

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...

Meek Mill: People Going Through Same Ordeal Depending on Him

By The Associated Press Rapper Meek Mill said Wednesday that now that he's out of prison, a lot of people facing similar battles with the criminal justice system are depending on him. "I got a lot...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Why Aren’t More Black Baltimoreans Working?

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Black Baltimoreans remain dramatically behind Baltimore Whites across several key employment sectors, a new study reveals. The study, commissioned by Associated Black Charities (ABC), penetrated into traditionally generalized employment...

Former NFL Great Michael Vick Doesn’t Dodge His Past

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Michael Vick became an NFL legend by eluding defenders that were trying to stop him.  With his playing days now over Vick doesn’t run away from his past...

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