Women Entrepreneurs Work to Empower One Another

By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The Woman Behind the Business (WBB) hosted their networking takeover at Spa Logic on July 19, in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Northwest, Washington, D.C.. The WBB is a...

Falsely Accused Black College Students Get Apology

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — The city manager and police chief in a suburban St. Louis town apologized Thursday to a group of Black college students after police wrongly accused them of a dine-and-dash...

AFRO’s Sean Yoes Pens New Book Chronicling Influential “Race and Politics” Column

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO In his “Race and Politics” column, Sean Yoes, has chronicled many of the difficult challenges and tragedies over the last three years in Baltimore since the death of Freddie...

Black Male Yoga Initiative Helps Heal Young Brothers One at a Time

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] I spent most of my birthday (July 1) weekend at a “no tech Yoga retreat” at the Bar-T Mountainside Summer Camp, in Urbana, Maryland. For those who know me well, the...

84th Annual AFRO Clean Block Kick Off

On June 28, the AFRO Newspapers held the kick off for the 2018 Clean Block campaign where leaders and members of community organizations gathered to continue an 84 year tradition for the city and...

Ndaba Mandela’s Memoir Reveals Lessons Learned from Madiba

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO "Always stay humble. Be a leader. Don’t drive a Jaguar because you don’t want people to know how wealthy you are." Those are some of the critical lessons...

Vintage Wishes Creates Vintage Queens, an all Female Cypher in DC

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO The rap industry may be dominated by males, but females continue to write their own history, which is why DMV based producer Ramone Messam is launching Vintage Wishes,...

Natalie Gillard Uses Her DIY Talents to Promote Inclusion

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO When most people think of DIY they think of furniture or household accessories, but Natalie Gillard, a passionate DIYer who routinely creates her own clothing and household items, took...

Shawn Yancy Presents 10th Girl’s Night Out Benefit

By Charise Wallace Special to the AFRO Reporter Shawn Yancy is showcasing her 2018 10th Girl’s Night Out evening of entertainment, fashion and food for a special cause, Saturday, June 23 at American University’s Kaizen...

Michelle Obama’s Memoir Conveys Lessons of an Eventful Life

By CHEVEL JOHNSON, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama said Friday that her upcoming memoir "Becoming" is a "re-humanization effort" that shares the "ordinariness of a very extraordinary story" that...

Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Recognized as a National Treasure

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO In honor of African American Music Appreciation Month, The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced June 19 that the childhood home of civil rights icon, musician and singer, Nina...

Why LaVar Ball Deserves Father of the Year

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] You can call LaVar Ball a lot of things. Some folks have described him as “crazy” or “out of his mind.” Some have taken the opposite approach, dubbing him a calculating...
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