It’s Flu Season In Maryland

By Ana Mulero and Shardha Kalyanam, Capital News Service The intensity of this flu season is hard to predict because it varies from year to year, so there’s no telling whether it will be mild or...

Parenting Points: Keep Your Child On Task

By Marnita Coleman, Special to AFRO Who doesn’t get a little distracted every now and then? Our children are no exception to the rule.  As you may know by now, they are very easily distracted, but...

JHPD Accountability Board Is Hiring!

By AFRO Staff The Johns Hopkins University Police Accountability Board, a crucial element of the effort to make the future Johns Hopkins Police Department a model of transparent, accountable, and community-oriented policing is pleased to...

Australian Researchers Say Botswana is Ancestral Home of Modern Humans

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The ancestral home of modern humans is in Botswana, according to a new study by researchers at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney. Although some of...

Could You Have Prediabetes?

By AFRO Staff Diabetes doesn’t discriminate. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention has launched a public education campaign targeting the 86 million American adults with what’s known as prediabetes. More than one...

Parenting Points: Give Your Kids The Best You’ve Got

By Marnita Coleman, Special to AFRO We tend to spruce up things a bit whenever we have guests, or company, over the house. We want our guests to experience all of the comfort of a tidy...

Black Teen Suicide Reaches Historic Highs

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia African American teenagers in the United States historically have had lower suicide rates than their white counterparts – until now. A new study analyzing suicide among American teens by a...

D.C. Speaks: Battling Breast Cancer with God as Guide

By Bernetta Townsend “D.C. SPEAKS” is a series branching from the AFRO’s goal of engaging residents in the storytelling of their own communities.  To continue providing hyper local accounts to readers, the AFRO has taken to...

The Simple Things

By Marnita Coleman Special to AFRO Looking back over my childhood, I can remember things that my parents taught my siblings and I, and certain behaviors that they expected from us.  At the time, it didn't...

A Survivor’s Survival Guide

By Jacqueline R. McEwan God Still Heals So you shall serve the LORD your God, and he will bless your bread, and your water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of you. (Exodus...

COMMENTARY: Deadly and Dangerous — Healthcare in America

By Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer, UAW via NNPA Laughter is the Best Medicine, says the Reader’s Digest version of America. But, not when it’s the only medicine, responds the America that far too many have known and...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Survivor’s Survival Guide

By Eboni Rogers, Special to AFRO Fight like a girl, and win!  My story is not unique from any other woman’s story, but it’s my story nonetheless. Have you ever sat and wondered how your life would...

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