Kampala: The Party Capital of East Africa

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Disclaimer: In my other life I am a House Music impresario and my foundation in House was built at two legendary dance clubs: Odell’s and Paradox.  I’ve also clubbed extensively in...

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...

AFRAM, Baltimore’s African American Festival Returns August 10-11, 2019

Baltimore's AFRAM festival returns to Druid Hill Park August 10-11 starting at 12 p.m. each day. The festival is a celebration of African American life, music and culture and is free and open to...

Organization Sparks ‘Year of Return’

By Nyame-kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO With 2019 marking the 400 year anniversary of the first recorded slave ships docking on Western Shores, The United States Congress recently put into motion, H.R. 1242, a bill...

Tryp Rideshare

By Black News PR Everybody knows about Uber and Lyft, but there's a new rideshare company called Tryp that is becoming especially popular with Black and other minority entrepreneurs. It's the only rideshare platform that...

Driving While Black: Police Continue to Profile, Stop and Search African American Drivers

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Two new recently published reports show that racial profiling – particularly “Driving While Black” – remains a crisis in America. A recent report issued by Missouri’s attorney general Eric Schmitt revealed...

‘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...

What do you love about Baltimore?

By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, Special to the AFRO No one would deny Baltimore is a city with its own unique challenges, but it is so much more than tally-marks in negative columns. Ask any Baltimorean,...

Group Grants $1.6M For Places That Are Part Of Black History

By Chevel Johnson, The Associated Press More than $1.6 million in grants are going to 22 sites and organizations to help preserve Black history. The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced the grants Friday during the 25th...

New Exhibit Traces 4 Centuries of Black History in Virginia

By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The artifacts in a new exhibit tracing four centuries of Black history in Virginia range from the painful to the poignant: leg shackles and chains used...

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...

Second Black-Owned Store Opens at National Harbor

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Rocky Parrish is not the kind of man who likes to ride the wave he makes them.  Whether in his one time role as an outspoken sports...

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