Thursday, July 2, 2020


SPLC Announces $30 Million Investment to Increase Voter Registration

By NNPA Newswire Staff Report The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) today announced it is investing up to $30 million from its endowment in voter outreach organizations in the Deep South to increase voter registration and participation among people of...

Happy Relationships Help Your Health

By Black Health Matters 80s rocker Huey Lewis was right: the power of love is a curious thing, and it might just save your life, or at least make it longer and healthier. Studies have shown happy relationships in general, and...

Meet the Pageant Queen

Interviewed By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor Sydney Jackson, 18, is the reigning Miss District of Columbia Teen USA 2020. Sydney graduated from the Edmund Burke School in Washington, D.C. where she was the co-president of the student body, played varsity...

Black Fitness Trainer Receives $400K Investment

MEET THE VIRTUAL BLACK FITNESS TRAINER WHO JUST RECEIVED A $400K INVESTMENT FROM TWO PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS Nationwide ( -- Meet James Fisher Jr, founder and CEO of Mission Fit Fitness, which has just received a $400K investment from two...

Thursday, May 28th Webinar: Accelerating Efforts to Address the Prostate Cancer Racial Disparity

Accelerating Efforts to Address the Prostate Cancer Racial Disparity With Church Partners A panel discussion outlining strategies to accelerate support for African American communities in the fight against prostate cancer during and beyond COVID-19.

Trauma and COVID-19

By AFRO Staff The Baltimore City Office of Equity and Civil Rights (OECR)  invites all Baltimoreans to join a virtual presentation on how the pandemic has impacted and created trauma in communities on May 20. Participants will also learn how...

Queen Bee Masks

By Myra Owens Queen, Special to the AFRO I posted a selfie, April 26, on Facebook, wearing a mask that I designed and created. The post said “quarantine life made me pull out my sewing machine.  I will wear these...

You Can Overcome It!

By Nicky Rene Special to the AFRO On May 5, 2011, the day of celebration for my son’s dedication, I was still in recovery from having my first major surgery, and my mental health was at its worst. Weighing in at...

How Coronavirus Affects Pregnancy

By Black Health Matters  As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, pregnant women report concerns about how COVID-19 could affect them and their unborn babies. Current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say women should avoid contact...

Teen Vogue Hosts Virtual Prom

By Jessica Dortch AFRO Production Editor Everyone has been adjusting to quarantine life in their own way, from hosting virtual business meetings to virtual watch parties on Netflix to the well-known Club Quarantine hosted by DJ D-Nice. We are all coming...

The Well: Chaos and Growth: Two Sides of the Same Coin

By Andi Pyatt  “The Well” is a recurring column to remind us of the power we possess in mind, body and spirit. A few days ago, around 9 o’clock at night, I heard my son running down the steps of our...

Understanding Social Security Survivors Benefits

By Diana Varela, Public Affairs Specialist Social Security Unfortunately, tragedy can strike without any warning. The loss of a family member can be devastating both emotionally and financially. Social Security helps by providing income for the families of workers who die....