Black History Month 2017

    AFRO Honors Black Leadership in Education

    On Feb. 23, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, the AFRO will host an event to celebrate leaders in education in...

    Spotlight on Black Educators: Maria Thompson, President of Coppin State University

    For Dr. Maria Thompson, president of Coppin State University, education is a family business. Her paternal grandmother, both of her parents, and her two older sisters were all educators, so it seemed only right that...

    A Lesson from Black History for 2017

    In asking America to focus upon the significance to African Americans of gaining an empowering public education, both historically and today, The Association for the Study of African-American Life and History has done our...

    Coretta Scott King’s ‘My Life, My Love, My Legacy’

    The spouses of revolutionary leaders, celebrities, and famous athletes, tend to get overlooked. It’s rare that we get a vivid description of what life was like for the spouse. It’s even rarer that we...

    African-American GIs of WWII: Fighting for Democracy Abroad and at Home

    Until the last decade, the contributions of African-American soldiers in World War II barely registered in America’s collective memory of that war. The “tan soldiers,” as the Black press affectionately called them, were also...

    Lynch Trial Begins

    Carolyn Bryant, the woman who’s accusation against Emmett Till lead to his brutal lynching, recently recanted her allegations. The following article from 1955 details the beginning of the trial against J.W. Milam and Roy...

    Spotlight on Black Educators: Baltimore County Superintendent of BCPS’s S. Dallas Dance

    Baltimore County Schools Superintendent S. Dallas Dance didn’t plan on being an educator. He went to college planning to study law, but once he discovered his talent tutoring other students, he shifted to studying education. Dance...

    AFRO’s Moses Newson Remembers the Emmett Till Trial

    As part of Black History month the AFRO is celebrating the life of Moses Newson, the former executive editor of the paper, who turned 90-years-old this month. In the Fall of 1955 Newson covered the...

    Spotlight on Black Educators: D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson

    D.C. Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson started on Feb. 1. "I have spent the past few months hearing ideas from students, families, and community members and now I am excited to get the work started....

    SHACKLES FROM THE DEEP

    Tracing the Path of a Sunken Slave Ship, a Bitter Past, and a Rich Legacy Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Cottman delivers a tale of the unique and mostly unknown true story of the discovery and exploration of...

    Editor Has Close Brush With Death

    Moses J. Newson turns 90 on Feb. 5. The fearless AFRO reporter sent back news from some of the most dangerous places in America during the fight for civil rights in the 1950s and...

    Fmr. Morgan Dean Named Black Engineer of the Year

    Dr. Eugene M. DeLoatch was named by BEYA STEM as the 2017 Black Engineer of the Year for bringing about progress in higher education during his 50-year career. He will receive the award on...
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