Black History Month 2017

Black History Month 2017

AFRO Hosts Event Honoring Black Educators

On Feb. 23 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, the AFRO honored those leaders in the Maryland/D.C....

Washington D.C. Arts Collective Promoting Local Black Storytelling Industry

Three arts groups based in Washington, D.C., are joining forces to create a film and theater collective to galvanize the Black storytelling industry, locally....

Definitely Back to Birmingham’ Pledges Dr. King

During Feb. the AFRO has been celebrating the work of former AFRO Executive Editor Moses J. Newson, who turned 90-years-old this month. In this...

Black Women Change Wildest Dreams into Reality

Stephanie Wilson and Joan Higginbotham, two Black women who dared to dream the impossible. One reached for the stars, the other was exceptional at...

Dr. Robert Higgins: A Hopkins Historical First

Exceeding Expectations – two words characterize Dr. Robert S. D.  Higgins’s life as a son, surgeon and the first African American appointed as Director...

Spotlight on Black Educators: Sonja Santelises, CEO, BCPS

Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) CEO Sonja Santelises has always loved everything about the learning process. As an educator, she said she is privileged...
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Sam Lacy Scoop Derailed History at University of Maryland

Former Afro Sports Editor and Hall of Fame journalist Sam Lacy was always ahead of his time. He tackled the social injustices of race...

Civil Rights: Unfinished Business of Our Nation’s History

As one of his final acts in office, President Obama established the Freedom Riders National Monument.  Building upon the ‘Journey of Reconciliation,’ an integrated...

Civil Rights Icon Calls on Students

Bowie State University students received a call to action from the first Black person to graduate from Central High School in Little Rock, Ark....

Spotlight on Black Educators: University of D.C. President Ronald Mason

The University of the District of Columbia is recognized federally as an urban land-grant institution and a HBCU. In May 2015, Ronald Mason was...

Manse Built by America’s First Self-made Millionairess in Jeopardy

When Madam C.J. Walker first rolled into Irvington, New York, in her high-powered motorcar, the 49-year-old beauty magnate caused tongues to wag. “Impossible,” the...

Group Seeks to Showcase Frederick Md. County’s Black History

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Frederick judge in 1913 struck down Maryland's "grandfather clause" as unconstitutional. Maryland was one of a number of states with...