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    Entrepreneur Gives Back with Prom Makeovers

    The 2017 prom season has officially arrived. For the 2017 season, 10 out of 20 students from Crossland High School in Temple Hills, Md. won the opportunity to get complete makeovers from Jessica Dew, founder...

    Shame of the U.N.

    Janila Jean said she was a 16-year-old virgin living in Jacmel, Haiti when a U.N. peacekeeper from Brazil raped her at gunpoint and left her pregnant. An Associated Press investigation of U.N. missions during...

    Minority Medical Marijuana License Deal Goes Up In Smoke

    A last minute compromise that would have provided up to five medical marijuana licenses to minority companies fell apart at the last minute as Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch failed to entertain a motion...

    Eleanor Roosevelt Maintains Undefeated Status

    Eleanor Roosevelt High School’s senior pitcher Renee Rodgers earned her fourth victory of the year as the Raiders decimated Henry A. Wise Jr. High School 15-2 during a girls' softball match on April 10....

    Area Pastors Look to Connect with Communities More

    The Collective Empowerment Group, established in 1993 as the Collective Banking Group, has grown from 47 churches to more than 200 religious leaders. In the last three decades, the pastors in the organization have...

    1st Black Woman on N.Y. State’s Highest Court Found Dead on Bank of Hudson...

    NEW YORK (AP) — The first Black woman appointed to the state's highest court has been found dead on the bank of the Hudson River. Sheila Abdus-Salaam's body was discovered along the riverside near Harlem...

    Tony-Winning Gospel Singer Linda Hopkins Dies at 92

    Actress and gospel singer Linda Hopkins, who won a Tony Award in 1972 for the musical "Inner City," died Monday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to her great-niece Hazel Lindsey. She was 92. Inspired by blues...

    Dave Chappelle Salutes Charlie Murphy at John Mayer Concert

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dave Chappelle has teamed up with John Mayer to remember comedian Charlie Murphy. Chappelle appeared on stage at Mayer's Columbus, Ohio, concert Wednesday night and told the crowd "everybody in comedy...

    District Masons Fight Prostate Cancer

    On the cold April 8 morning, a sliver of sunlight illuminated West Potomac Park where Stephen Jefferson and his wife were registering  people for a 5K walk to bring awareness to prostate cancer. In June...

    Coleman moving against Transportation Dept. bias

    William T. Coleman, a civil rights pioneer in law and life, died on March 31 at the age of 96. In 1975 the AFRO wrote about Coleman’s attempts, as then U.S. Secretary of Transportation,...

    Restoring Trust in the Police

    Here in Baltimore, our work to restore the public’s trust in our police officers – so essential to effective public safety – continues. With the full support of Baltimore’s elected and appointed leaders and civil...

    NAACP Statement on Confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch

    The recent decision by Republican-led and partisan inspired Senators to bypass our normal confirmation process represents an ill-considered moment by the world’s greatest deliberative body. The Supreme Court is a critical nonpartisan instrument of our...

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