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...

New Website offers Services to Revolutionize Black Lodging Experience

Black travelers can now make lodging arrangements without fearing racial discrimination thanks to a new website called Noirbnb. The famous house and rental sharing site, Airbnb, has faced controversy over claims by patrons of...

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...

Former Slave Holding Mansion Now Home to Black Artists

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO About 20 miles south of Washington, D.C. lies an old plantation which once housed slaves that has been transformed into a home for some of the most innovative Black...

Smithsonian Scholar Takes D.C. Kids Inside the Fascinating World of Cell Phones

Joshua Bell, a cultural anthropologist with the Smithsonian Institution, recently talked to students at a District of Columbia charter school about an everyday gadget that most people in the world use and how it...

D.C. Brings the Funk

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO It’s official: Washington, D.C. keeps it funky. The 5th Annual Funk Parade will take place on May 12 despite concerns that the event would be cancelled. Instead of cancellation, this...

Fate of Annual HBCU Cuba Programs Unclear

With President Donald Trump enacting a new Cuba policy that aims to, among other things, curb tourism to the communist island, educators running journalism programs at Howard University and Morgan State University need more...

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...

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...

Charles White’s Signature Paintings Headed to N.Y.’s Museum of Modern Art

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO An exclusive exhibition known as “Charles White: A Retrospective” will be the first in more than 30 years to be recognized at the renowned Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)...

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...

Delta Flight Attendant Now Guard’s First Black Female Pilot

By Wayne Crenshaw, The Associated Press /Telegraph of Macon 1st Lt. Andrea Lewis' mom visited her at work Feb. 6, and had good reasons to be proud. Lewis started her aviation career as a flight attendant for...

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