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Celebrating Women's History Month

    Dr. Anna McPhatter, Interim Provost & Vice President

    By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Dr. Anna McPhatter is not only an experienced social worker and researcher, she is a life-long educator.  Currently serving as interim provost and senior vice president for...

    Vaile Leonard, Founder & Executive Director, Light of Truth Center

    By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO The Rev. Vaile Leonard is the founder of Light of Truth Center (LTC), a non-profit organization that embraces a new innovative, three-phase process of recovery, transition, and restoration...

    Gwendolyn Woody, Health & Business Coach

    By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Gwen Woody is a Baltimore native and Texas-based entrepreneur who is paving the way for the community to learn about diabetes. Woody has established three businesses in the...

    Cordelia Cranshaw, Miss D.C., U.S.A.

    By Micha Green, AFRO D.C. Editor The road to beauty queen was not always easy for Miss District of Columbia 2019, Cordelia Cranshaw. With 18 siblings, a mother in prison and father with alcoholism, the 26-year-old...

    Tiffany D. Cross, Co-Founder & Managing Editor

    By Micha Green, AFRO D.C. Editor As Co-Founder and Managing Editor of The Beat DC, a national platform that covers politics, business, media and people of color, Tiffany D. Cross is a major contribution to...

    Jo Ann Jenkins, President and CEO of AARP

    By Tia Trammell, Special to the AFRO Jo Ann Jenkins, president and CEO of AARP, is a seasoned leader and innovator in business. To date she is in the business of empowering people to choose...

    BWR Releases Sixth Annual Report About Black Women

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) Intergenerational Public Policy Network released their sixth annual BWR Report, “Black Women in the U.S. & Key States, 2019: Centering Black Women & Girls...

    An Open Love Letter to Black Women

    By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.com My ascended mother Leslie is the star of the three most seminal moments of my life; the day I was born, the day I accepted Christ as my Lord and...

    NNPA Honors Black Lives Matter Founder with Newsmaker of the Year Award

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Alicia Garza said she’s “super excited” about being named the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) 2019 Newsmaker of the Year, an award she’s scheduled to receive on Thursday,...

    An Open Letter Celebrating Black Women

    Submitted to the AFRO Kevin Daniels As we observe and celebrate around the country what has been deemed Women’s History Month, the progress of this country would have been completely halted without the productivity and...

    NNPA Enshrines AFRO Editor Emeritus

    By AFRO Staff Frances L. Murphy, II, publisher emeritus of the Washington AFRO-AMERICAN Newspapers was enshrined this week by the National Newspaper Publisher’s Association (NNPA) as one of two Black outstanding newspaper publishers to be...

    Joan Williams, Miss Crown City 1958 who was Denied a Place in the Rose...

    This article was originally published in the Pasadena Weekly. Joan Williams, whose story of racial reconciliation inspired the nation, passed away from ovarian cancer on Feb. 20 at her home near the Rose Bowl. She...

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