The Avi8ted Mindset

Lafayette Barnes IV, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Growing up in Washington, D.C. in the ’90s wasn’t easy. With the influence of drugs and crime, one could easily find themselves on the wrong path. Charlton Woodyard II’s parents...

Actresses of Color Make Equal-Pay Quest a Group Effort

By Lynn Elber and Lindsey Bahr, AP Entertainment Writers Actresses of color are getting more roles and acclaim, but not commensurate money. Recognizing that achieving change isn't a solo act, they looked for help — and...

‘Survive, Not Enjoy’: Heat, Humidity Gripping Half the US

By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races, chased baseball fans out of...

Cutting Edges

By Imani Wj Wright, Baltimore Resident “The Barbershop Series” exhibition features the work of renowned Baltimore artist, puppeteer and museum educator Schroeder Cherry, Ed.D. The series pays homage to one of the most enduring African American...

Island of Kauai Dotted Golf Courses

    By JOHN MARSHALL LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii has some of the most beautiful and memorable golf courses in the world. And the quiet island of Kauai may have the most picturesque courses on the...

Grill, Eat, Chill, Repeat

    By AFRO Staff To turn a midweek dinner into something special, try cooking easy pork tenderloin on the grill. To produce beautifully browned pork with a rich crust and tender, juicy meat, we started with a...

Spiritually Speaking: Free at Last. Claim It.

    By James Washington, The Dallas Weekly News and NNPA Newswire Contributor One of the hardest things to understand in this life and then, to do, is to love yourself. God even commands us to love our...

Innovation is Key to Reaching, Educating Blacks About Prostate Cancer

    By AFRO Staff “We know that African-American men are more than twice as likely than men of all other races to die from prostate cancer,” said Thomas A. Farrington, founder and president, the Prostate Health...

Setting the Record Straight: 3 Myths of Estate Planning

    By Susan Francis, Special to the AFRO Planning for the end of life is a heavy topic. It is full of emotions, stress and uncertainties. It’s common for our volunteer attorneys to meet with a...

Panic at DC Pride Parade Sends People Running

By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A panic caused by a mistaken belief that a gun had been fired during a pride parade in the nation's capital sent people running through the city's...

Black Pride Ends as Capital Pride Begins

By George Kevin, Special to the AFRO Pride is officially here, and while the next week promises a plethora of events for all, this past weekend celebrated D.C. Black Pride. This years theme was “Our Truths...

Parenting Points —  A strong self-image is a strong child!

Submitted to the AFRO by Marnita Coleman When a baby is born, families almost always want to know who the baby looks like. DNA, passed from parents to offspring, contains specific traits from genes.  While children may...

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