Cincinnati To Consider Outlawing Natural Hair Discrimination

By The Asssociated Press A city council member in Cincinnati wants to prohibit discrimination against natural hair and natural hairstyles associated with race. Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Seelbach is proposing that natural hair be added to...

A Survivor’s Survival Guide

For the month of October, the AFRO is celebrates all cancer survivors and encourages them to share their top tips for surviving cancer. Survivor Marnita Coleman shares a tip and some insight with our...

Homeless Atlanta Honor Student Goes to Yale

By ADW News Atlanta native Chelesa Fearce is living proof that you can rise above your circumstances and overcome the odds. Despite battling homelessness throughout her high school years, she went on to be named valedictorian of...

Exercise Affects The Brain

By Black Health Matters Researchers are investigating whether physical activity has beneficial effects on age-related declines in cognitive function. Most people know that regular exercise can keep the body looking and feeling young. What about the...

Healthy Living Depends On Location

By Black Health Matters Did you know that where you live determines how long and how well you’ll live? In news that probably won’t surprise you, folks in the South, regardless of race, and Blacks nationwide...

Parenting Points: Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child

By Marnita Coleman In sharing with friends about the controversial topic “spare the rod spoil the child,” I’ve found that many of us grew up in an era where “spankings” were the dominant method of...

How Millennials Are Expanding The Gaming Industry

By Destiny Royston, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The gaming industry is expanding, and millennials are the driving force. What used to be considered a waste of time and quarters is now a full-blown industry....

Working Moms Promote Family Unity

By Saybin Roberson Working Moms, Latanya Foster-Phillips and Teree Henderson have teamed up, bringing the love of their babies and motherhood to the forefront to welcome Little Play Society to Los Angeles. One of first of...

Bowie Man Looks to Expand Historically Black Motorcycle Club

By RACHAEL PACELLA, The Capital  BOWIE, Md. (AP) — As a chapter president in one of the nation's oldest African American motorcycle clubs, Rodney "Rhodes" Yancey covers a lot of road. It's called the State Burner's...

Combining Culture with Currency

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO The award-winning creative agency, The Digital Footprint, hosted an interactive financial event called “CapTalk” on Aug. 24. The event, held in Washington D.C. is a way to combine culture...

AARP Celebrates Black Women

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent Sisters from AARP, a free digital newsletter that celebrates Generation X and Baby Boomer African American women, has announced its “Sisterhood is Beautiful” essay contest. Subscribers can submit stories...

Baltimore Organization Helps Fathers

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent The Center for Urban Families acts as a leading voice in the national conversation on responsible fatherhood and an advocate for child support reform in Maryland. It also...

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