Millennials Listen Intently as Candidates Debate Health Care

WASHINGTON INFORMER — Camara Stokes Hudson raised her arms in the air and clapped when Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said the country should provide universal child care and universal pre-kindergarten, especially to help...

Serving A More Diverse, Older Adult Population

— SPONSORED — By Jennifer Jimenez Maraña, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Broadmead The older adult population is growing larger and more diverse.  As older adults of all backgrounds age, where can someone find a community...

$7M Pours Into HBCU Doing Ohio's 1st Hemp Research

By The Associated Press A historically Black university in Ohio is advancing its plans to become the first public institution in the state to conduct hemp research. Central State University announced Aug. 8 it has received $7.1...

Planned Parenthood Names Acting President and CEO

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO During a critical time for reproductive rights, Planned Parenthood has made a shift in leadership, announcing that Alexis McGill Johnson will serve as the acting president and CEO of...

Morgan Awarded $35 Mil for Research

By AFRO Staff Morgan State University has secured a total of $35 million in new grant awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s largest public funder of biomedical research. The funding will be...

Black Congressional Leadership Grills JUUL Executives

By AFRO Staff The rise in youth consumption of nicotine products in recent years was at issue before Congress July 24 and 25. The simultaneous emergence of vape culture and a tobacco-free nicotine products industry, coupled...

Former Ebola Patient Calls Attention to Current Outbreak

By RON HARRIS Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — As the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history rages in Congo, a doctor who survived the deadly disease five years ago worries that people aren't paying enough...

North Texas Doctor Shares his Hope for More Black Physicians

By IRENA FISCHER-HWANG The Dallas Morning News DALLAS (AP) — Dr. Dale Okorodudu appears to be a perfectly ordinary guy: He has a mortgage, a wife and three young children whom he carts around in...

Fighter Dies After Fight Card At MGM 

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] A damaging blow may have been dealt to major boxing matches coming to Maryland after the death of a fighter during a nationally televised card at MGM National Harbor.   Junior...

D.C. Health Warns Against Disease

By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia Health Department is warning residents against an increase in an intestial illness, called Cyclosporiasis, after 14 people have been diagnosed in 2019 compared to 8...

Crazy Like a Fox Tour Comes Home

By Brittney Johnson, AFRO Intern Baltimore native Melony Hill has created a safe and intimate space for Black women to learn, heal, and thrive. Her brainchild, Crazy Like A Fox, an empowerment tour has been widely...

Taraji Henson Testifies on Capitol Hill

By Lauren Victoria Burke, Special to the AFRO Award-winning actress and ‘Empire’ star Taraji P. Henson testified before members of Congress on mental health issues in the African American community. “I am here using my celebrity, using...
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