Give the gift of local news

Founded almost 130 years ago, the AFRO American Newspapers (AFRO) provides readers with good news about the Black community not otherwise found and thanks to readers like you, We’re Still here!

Our staff have worked hard over the past several months – our work speaks for itself:

This past year we:

  • Hosted over 50 Chicken Boxx Facebook Live episodes that addressed topics and stereotypes particular to our community
  • Identified and hired production, archives, and digital solution coordinators to help advance our design and formatting of our paper, historical documents, digital marketing, and sustainability efforts
  • Hired a political writer to chronicle the rebuilding of businesses
  • Received grants to support our digital efforts and more!!

Here are a few ways you can help the AFRO:

Become a member here

Perhaps one of the most powerful ways you can help the AFRO is by subscribing. Your membership will directly fund our newsroom, allowing us to keep telling the OUR stories — and expand.

You can subscribe for a full year or month to month. Members get unlimited access stories, free e-blasts, the digital edition directly to your in box as well as special promos from local businesses.

Want to gift a subscription for the holidays? An AFRO subscription makes for a perfect present — and it’s always on time!!

Subscribers are now members!

We can’t tell our story without you!! Please click here to join!

Visit our AFRO Mall

Wear and gift our swag and if you use code: AFRO HOLIDAY you will get 10% off until Jan 15th

We sell shorts, hats, leggings, hoodies and more!  Get AFRO Swag now.  We just recently added AFRO branded leggings and sweats.  The AFRO Mall is restocked often with new colors and designs so check back often.


Your tax deductible gift to AFRO Charities which has served tens of thousands of families in the Baltimore area, and has become a holiday giving tradition for people and organizations across the region could use your support.   Donations help provide holiday cheer to needy families. Want to donate? Visit here and share the holiday love! Pictures from our 2022 Mrs Santa Celebration are below!

Sign Up

Sign up for our free text service.  Our text subscribers have access to latest news and promotions from our advertisers right to their phone just signup here or text “AFRO” to 410-936-5002 to stay informed about our AFRO upcoming events, promotions, news briefs and more!

Become a content creator

  • Contribute to content, we love to hear about what is happening in your neighborhood. We can’t get enough good news about our community!  We also are looking for small business owners to highlight in our new podcast. Send story ideas and business contact info to

Enjoy our Lives and New Podcast

Each week our team comes to you LIVE either interviewing guests or sharing top news stories, discussing hot topics on the Chicken Boxx and promoting local businesses on our Podcast, Pleasure Doing Business With you – All of the archived content is located on our YouTube Channel and Facebook Page

Spread the word about the AFRO!

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Wishing you and your family a joyous holiday season!