AFRO Exclusive with Taraji P. Henson

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] In the Black community, mental health is often treated as the elephant in the room that no one really wants to talk about. Between “praying the pain away,” worrying about...

Baltimore Funeral Director Recalls Laying to Rest ‘A Queen’

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Carlton C. Douglass knew he was going to be a part of Aretha Franklin’s August 31 funeral immediately. “Almost the day that she passed away,” the Baltimore radio personality...

Sister and Mom Trio Celebrate 2nd Anniversary of Smoothies and Business

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Note to everyone. Not every business venture with family ends up on Iyanla's “Fix My Life” on OWN. In fact Lauren Williamson, Chanel Grant, and their mother Toya...

First Black Teen Author Ever to Write 3 Books Being Used By School Districts...

By BlackNews.com Hillside, NJ — 15-year old Essynce Moore is the only African American teen author that has written three books that are mandatory readings for several school district curriculums including Hillside, NJ School District;...

PRESS ROOM: SunTrust Foundation Awards $2.7 Million in Grants to Winners of the 2019...

By The Atlanta Tribune via BlackPressUSA.com The SunTrust Foundation announced the winners of the 2019 Lighting the Way Awards, giving a total of $2.7 million in grants to 36 nonprofit organizations across the South and...

Made in DC Pop-Up Comes to Reagan Airport

By WI Web Staff WASHINGTON INFORMER — Kristi Whitfield, director of the D.C. Department of Small and Local Business Development and Rahama Wright, the founder and CEO of Shea Yeleen Health and Beauty, celebrated the...

Lonnie G. Bunch III Named Secretary of Smithsonian

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Lonnie G. Bunch III has been named the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian, making him the first African American to hold the position, in its 74-year history....

Local Boys’ Candle Business Expanding to Macy’s

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When three of Celena Gill’s sons asked her to buy them a Nerf gun and more than $500 in video games, she told them to get a job...

Don’t Say “She Cuts Good For A Girl”

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When Lesley Bryant opened The Lady Clipper Barber Shop in 2017, she wanted it to serve people of all races, genders, sexual orientations and ages in part because she...

Pepco Powers Ward 6

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] As the nation celebrated Juneteenth and the official ending to  American chattel slavery, Pepco commemorated the historic date with the official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly restored James C....

First Black Woman NASCAR Owner Steps Up

The first Black woman to own a NASCAR team completed her first official race Feb. 18. Melissa Harville-Lebron, CEO of W. M. Stone Enterprises and owner of E2 Northeast Motorsports, and her racing team debuted...

Refugee Chefs Showcase Skills 

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The flavors of the world were shared by refugee chefs during the first Tables Without Borders multi restaurant event in the District of Columbia.   Five separate establishments gave...

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