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...

Rosa Parks House to be Shown, After Trans-Atlantic Odyssey

By MICHELLE R. SMITH and DAVID RISING, Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The small, tired house with peeling white paint once served as a refuge for Rosa Parks in Detroit. It has traveled across the...

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...

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’...

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