Leaders Speak on Barry Farms Development After Landmark Decision

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO  Plans for the redevelopment of the Barry Farms neighborhood may be rerouted following the recent news of the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB) decision, Oct. 3, to support the...

‘I was Appalled’: Black Customers say Host Told Them to Move

By TERESA CRAWFORD and DON BABWIN Associated Press AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An attorney representing a group of Black customers who say they were asked to change tables at a Chicago-area Buffalo Wild Wings because...

Salon Owner Looks to Help White Parents With Black Hair Care

By SAFIYA CHARLES, Montgomery Advertiser MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Some of the most distinct memories that Black women recall of their childhood involve hair. Many can remember sitting between their mother's, aunt's and grandmother's legs, determined...

PRESS ROOM: National Museum of African American Music Assembles All-Star Band of Creative Agencies...

Written by the NNPA NASHVILLE, TENN. (November 2019) — When the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) officially opens its doors in the summer of 2020, it will be a first-of-its-kind cultural institution that...

Black News Channel Now to Launch to a Larger Viewing Audience

Written by the NNPA Tallahassee, Florida—November 6, 2019–Black News Channel (BNC) announced today that it has updated the launch of the nation’s only African American news network to January 6, 2020 in order to more...

Celebrating Two Intrepid Black Women Journalists

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The International Women’s Media Foundation, which supports female journalists around the world, honored two fearless, Black women making a name for themselves with their groundbreaking, powerful journalism.  Nikole Hannah-Jones,...

Black Restaurant Week: A Lesson In Cooperative Economics

By Carl Thomas, Special to the AFRO On Nov. 4 Black restaurant and food service providers will compete in a cocktail competition to name the best bartender in the region.  Then on Nov. 6, Black restauranteurs,...

Busboys and Poets To Serve Contest Winner’s Sweet Potato Pie

By Lenore T. Adkins Special to the AFRO Watch out, Patti LaBelle.  Anacostia resident Mary Satcher, 82, is coming for you with a riff on the sweet potato pie recipe that’s been a family mainstay for decades.    Satcher’s...

Rhim Named ‘Nonprofit Leader of the Year’

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] For more than a quarter century, Prince George’s County and D.C. residents looking to prepare or enhance their professional skills have been transformed by the Seat Pleasant-based the Training...

NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal Partners with HBCU’s Miles College for Campus Venture

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia A new partnership between NBA great Shaquille O’Neal and Miles College will help bring a Papa John’s Pizzeria to every Historically Black College and University Campus in the...

Entrepreneur Creates Coupon Program for Black-owned Businesses to Compete With Groupon

By Chicago Defender via NNPA Nashville, Tenn. — While many startups and small businesses struggle with building customer loyalty, Black-owned businesses must work even harder because of negative stereotypes. One common misconception is that all...

Youth Bakes a Bright Future

By Troy Donté Prestwood Special to the AFRO The temperatures outside may be cooling off, but it’s quite the opposite inside the kitchen of 13-year old Madelynn Martin. With the home oven set to 350 degrees,...

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