There’s Still Time to See UnSeen At Portrait Gallery

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Even though The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is technically not on the National Mall geographically, it is still one of the most important museums in the District. Over the...

Studying in South Africa and Learning Who I Am

By Darielis Cruz, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. I was born in Moca, a small city in the Dominican Republic, and today I am a 21-year-old junior at Mercy College, in New Jersey. Thanks to the...

Gordon Parks Exhibit Showcases Photographer’s Evolving Vision and Genius

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Gordon Parks has left an indelible mark on Black culture and the broader contemporary culture. Born in Kansas in 1912, the renowned photographer documentarian, filmmaker and author has created works...

The Made Man Honors 100 Black Men in DC

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The 2018 U.S. Made Man Experience Tour is making its rounds to 11 cities in the nation where they are unapologetically celebrating Black men in all their excellence. This past...

Michelle Obama Surprises Detroit Students at Motown Museum

By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Michelle Obama surprised a group of Detroit college students on Tuesday afternoon, walking into the Motown Museum as the young men of color took part in a roundtable...

Tutu Awards Prize to US School Shooting Survivors

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A group of young Americans who campaigned against gun violence after surviving a deadly shooting at their Florida school have received a prize from former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu. Tutu said...

Time for France to Give Back Looted African Art, Experts Say

By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — African artworks held in French museums — richly carved thrones, doors to a royal kingdom, wooden statues imbued with spiritual meaning — may be heading back home...

Airbnb Offers More than Just a Place to Stay

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia After more than a decade in business, Airbnb has gone beyond being recognized as just a worldwide accommodations platform that folks use as an alternative to hotels. The company...

Jon Batiste Headlines Event for New Orleans Jazz Museum

By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — "Late Show" bandleader Jon Batiste comes home to Louisiana next month for a fundraiser benefiting the New Orleans Jazz Museum. The Dec. 8 event takes place at the...

Zambian Royalty Finds Refuge at HBCUs, But At What Cost?

By Lynette Monroe, Special to the AFRO For many African Americans, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) serve as a place of refuge. A place to reconcile identity in a world that seeks to erase...

Tulane Holding 3rd Biennial Black Women’s Health Conference

By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University is holding a free conference about black women's health Friday and Saturday. The topic is "Matters of the Heart: Cardiovascular Disease, Health and Healing." Most sessions...

First Black Female White House Reporter Gets Newseum Statue

By Jesse J. Holland, The Associated Press Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House. In recognition of her achievements, the Newseum unveiled a statue...

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