AFRO Exclusive:  ‘Updates From Quarantine in China’

Devika Koppikar, the former press secretary for the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, is chronicling her experience being quarantined in China due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  As a precaution, the local authorities are...

CareFirst Names Destiny-Simone Ramjohn to Lead Community Health and Social Impact Efforts

Baltimore and Washington, D.C. — CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) has tapped former Kaiser executive Destiny-Simone Ramjohn as the organization’s new Vice President of Community Health and Social impact. CareFirst’s Community Health and Social Impact team...

Maryland Bills Aim to Restrict Kratom

By Kevin Brown Capital News Service Kratom, a substance that users told lawmakers they take as a pain and addiction treatment, would see more stringent regulation in Maryland under legislation making its way through the General...

Don’t ‘O.D.’ on Tragic News

By Black Health Matters How much bad news is too much for our well-being? How do we stay informed without being overwhelmed? You know you’re close to hitting your limit when you start hearing rumblings...

`Free Water’ Only for the Wealthy?

By Stephen Janis Special to the AFRO For decades, Baltimore city foreclosed on homeowners with past due water bills for as little as $750. But revelations that a cadre of wealthy homeowners and businesses have not...

Giant Food Supports Black History Month Through Bags 4 My Cause

LANDOVER, Md., Jan. 30, 2020 PRNewswire -- Giant Food, the leading greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, is encouraging customers to join in its support of Black History Month through its charitable bag program,...

We Need More Black Urologists

By Black Health Matters A war is being waged to close the gap in diagnosis, treatment and death related to prostate cancer between African-American men and those of other races. The battlefields include the relative...

District “Cleared” the K St. N.E. Underpass. Now What?

By Will Schick Special to the AFRO It is perhaps, one of the greatest ironies for the unsheltered people living in the underpasses at K, L, and M Streets N.E.- to be amidst a sea of...

Public Enemy’s Keith Shocklee Turns his Heart Attack Into a Call to Action

American Heart Association News Don't take Keith Shocklee's word for it when he says he didn't look like someone about to have a heart attack. Check his photos from 2018 and you'll find a producer who...

Rep. Ayanna Pressley Goes Public With Alopecia and Baldness

By LEANNE ITALIE, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Ayanna Pressley, whose hair twists have been an inspiration to young girls and part of her personal identity and political brand, said Thursday that...

Free Auricular Acupuncture at NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] Like every year, “NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo” will offer a great deal of exhibits, activities, giveaways and services, and Maryland University Integrative Health (MUIH) is excited to be joining...

Homelessness Epidemic: District Displaces Tent City Occupants

By Tyra Wilkes Special to the AFRO Displaced occupants of an encampment on K Street N.E. were recently met with an “eviction” notice informing them that as of Jan. 16, “all property blocking this sidewalk is...

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