What’s the Greenprint? Ask Beyonce

By LEANNE ITALIE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — So, what's all that Greenprint stuff on Beyonce's Instagram feed? Bey stirred up the beehive Thursday when she advocated plant-based living in a rare social media endorsement. It...

Grosso Hopes To Reduce Opioid Related Deaths with New Marijuana Legislation

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Council member David Grosso (D- At-large) presented legislation that would give D.C. residents more access to the District’s medical marijuana program. This effort is one of many measures to...

Uplift Maryland Offers Free Training for People Interested In Cannabis Industry

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Next month people looking to leap into the growing cannabis enterprise may get a chance thanks to Uplift Maryland, a community based one stop information hub, that will offer...

Emotion Run High in Minnesota Debate on Legalizing Marijuana

By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Emotions ran high as debate kicked off at the state Capitol on Wednesday on whether Minnesota should legalize recreational marijuana, with cannabis supporters heckling opponents of...

Grosso Pushes Marijuana Legislation with Democratic House in Session

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer District of Columbia Council Member David Grosso pushed a revised version of his Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Act, a bill that could surge through with a Democratic House of...

MD School System Raises Funds For Student Meals During Shutdown

By The Associated Press UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Maryland school district is raising money to help provide meals for students affected by the partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump's promised U.S.-Mexico border...

Beef-Friendly Nebraska Eyes Regulations On The Word ‘Meat’

By GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term "meat" on product labels, Nebraska's powerful farm groups are pushing for...

Bare-handed Surgeries as Zimbabwe’s Health System Collapses

By Farai Mutsaka, The Associated Press A doctors' strike in Zimbabwe has crippled a health system that was already in intensive care from neglect. It mirrors the state of affairs in a country that was full of...

The D.C. HIV/STI Crisis Continues for Marginalized Demos

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Here is the science. The CDC confirmed the study and world view from HIV advocates and professionals that “people with HIV who take HIV medicine as prescribed and get and...

Prince George’s Gets CDC Grant

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] Improvements to health care have been a major cause for concern for residents of Prince George’s County but improvements continue.  The Centers for Disease Control recently announced that it...

Federal Judge Orders Settlement Talks in Soybean Seed Suit

By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge ordered settlement talks Thursday in a lawsuit filed by Black farmers from Mississippi and Tennessee who claim a company sold them faulty, low-yield...

Eli Lilly Diabetes Center Assists with Insulin Affordability

By AFRO Staff The American Diabetes Association estimates that over 30 million Americans are affected by diabetes and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. In the African American population, studies...
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