NBA Legend Abdul-Jabbar Talks Auction to Help Kids in STEM

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia When Kareem Abdul-Jabbar left the NBA in 1989 at age 42, no NBA player had ever scored more points, blocked more shots, won more Most Valuable Player Awards,...

Glamourina Offers Afrocentric Inspired Wear to Culturally Conscious Women

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] As Black History Month comes to a close and Women’s History Month is ushered in, Glamourina, a women’s active-wear brand, perfectly intersects both month-long celebrations as a Black-women-owned and...

Lisa Borders Steps Down as Head of Time’s Up Organization

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lisa Borders says she has resigned as president and CEO of Time's Up, the gender equality initiative formed last year in response to sexual misconduct allegations in...

Black PR Spotlight: Gloria Jones

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] For a person of color in the workforce, more often than not, it might seem hard to get a position that offers a seat at the decision making table,...

Walker’s Legacy Foundation Launches Initiative for Moms

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Walker’s Legacy Foundation announced a new business initiative to provide moms in the District with entrepreneurial skills, resources and networks to help them grow their businesses. During a press conference...

Men’s Self-Care in Baltimore

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Staff Randy Lewis can’t say for certain when the new trend of men’s self-care took off, but he’s loving  being in front of it. “I always took care of myself, always...

Documentary Shows An Old Profession In A New Way

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Last year D.C. made the news when the Economic Policy Institute released a report that stated that unemployment for African Americans in the District was the highest in the...

PRESS ROOM: Homeownership in D.C., Maryland Get $7.1 Million Boost from NeighborhoodLIFT Program

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Wells Fargo Company, NeighborWorks America, MANNA, Inc. and Community Housing Partners announced the NeighborhoodLIFT program. The program which focuses on boosting local homeownership in Washington, D.C., and Prince...

Baltimore Group Awarding Grants to Local Changemakers

Baltimore, MD (BlackNews.com) -- Building Black Futures Together is their motto. CLLCTIVLY.org, a community-based organization in Baltimore is spearheading an effort to show the tremendous impact Black lives are having throughout the community. Each...

Former Wizard Star Promotes New Book at Frederick Douglass High School

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff “When the police stop you, there are different rules that you have,” Etan Thomas told the AFRO. “That’s just the way that it is.” Thomas, a retired 9-year Washington Wizard...

Study: Top US Firms are Diversifying Their Boards Faster

By ALEXANDRA OLSON, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — America's largest companies added women and minorities to their boards of directors at a faster pace over the past two years, a period when sexual...

Prince George’s Power Couples: Terrells Find Balance

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected]       Attorney Julius Terrell and his wife Cheryl are from two different worlds but have blended their lives into one thriving relationship that works at the office and at...

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