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hired production, archives, and digital solution coordinators to help advance our design and formatting of our paper, historical documents, digital marketing, and sustainability efforts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 business writer to chronicle the rebuilding of businesses
  • Received a grant to report on “Securing the Bag” solutions to food deserts in Baltimore 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 – subscribe here and save until January 15th

Save 20% and join our family this holiday season! We can’t tell our story without you!! Please click here to join and use code AFROHOLIDAY for 20% OFF!

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. Know of a needy family? Please send your letter to by Dec 11th. Want to donate? Visit here and share the holiday love!

AFRO’s own Diane Hocker shown here with Mrs Santa Donors from the Steppin’ Out Bunch – On the right Mildred Harper, President and on the left Yvonne Cook, Executive Board Member

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
  • Memorialize your loved one in our AFRO cookbook keepsake, please send your family recipes to be included to by January 31st

Enjoy our Lives and New Podcast

Each week our team comes to you LIVE interviewing guests with our DC editor Micha Green, discuss hot topics on the Chicken Boxx and promote 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!