Drowning In Debt

You can call it the ripple effect, the domino theory or whatever you wish. When applied to debt, it simply means that one thing after another keeps coming, and generally it is not good...

Tech Company Innovates Foster Care

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Staff A Falls Church non-profit has won first place at the inaugural Innovate for Good Challenge. The winner, Connect Our Kids, is developing data-driven intelligent software to enhance the abilities of...

Rebecca Dupas: ‘Not Without Black Women’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Award-winning poet Rebecca Dupas’ latest literary offering, Not Without Black Women, should perhaps be the mantra of the Democratic Party, reflecting its most loyal voting bloc. But, her compilation of...

Family of Girl Shocked at MGM Plans to Sue

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] On Nov.18, Rydricka Rosier posted a video of her family celebrating her daughter, Zynae Green’s, seventh birthday in a hospital room rather than home, after she was electrocuted at...

‘Don’t Be Late for Poetry’: Black Chakra

Interview by Betty Harvin, Special to the AFRO Jacob Mayberry, a Baltimore spoken word artist, emcee, National Poetry Slam champion, Texas Grand Slam champion and teaching artist,  Black Chakra, sat with the AFRO to celebrate poetry...

New Report Offers Solutions to Wealth Divide

By AFRO Staff The racial wealth divide is greater today than it was nearly four decades ago and trends point to its continued widening. A new report, “Ten Solutions to Bridge the Racial Wealth Divide,” released by...

Dealing With Rising Banking Fees

There was a time that having a bank account at a big bank was a money maker for customers and not a money loser. Those days have come and gone. The national banks have...

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...

Miami Dolphins Owner May Have Accidentally Helped Kaepernick Prove His Collusion Suit Against the...

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross may have shared some comments publicly that could end up helping Colin Kaepernick grievance suit that claimed the NFL’s owners colluded to keep him from being signed to a...

Gazette Staff Among Time Magazine Honorees

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Many anticipated Time Magazine would name the current occupant of the White House their 2018 “Person of the Year.” Instead the venerable publication honored the entity Donald Trump has declared...

Eddie Brown’s ‘Beating the Odds’ ‘Not a Black Story, but a Business Story’

To say that Eddie Brown has beaten the odds is an understatement. He owns and operates the second- oldest, Black-owned investment firm in the nation, Brown Capital Management, based in Baltimore. And although he...

Baltimore Organization Helping Fathers, Families with Sustainable Employment, Life Skills

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Twenty years ago, Christy Lee Shockley was a single mother living in a shelter and unable to keep a job. The trauma she had experienced in her childhood caught...

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