Arts & Culture

Atima Omara, Political Pioneer with No Fear of Failing

By Tilesha Brown, Special to the AFRO Atima Omara is an award-winning political strategist, advocate, writer and speaker based in Washington, D.C. She made history in 2013 when she became the first African American, and only the fifth woman, to be...

Erin J. Gilbert’s Job is to Archive Black Art for the Smithsonian

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Erin J. Gilbert recalls the wise advice of a former mentor who told her, “Nothing matters besides acquisitions, exhibitions and publication.” In the world of fine art, the value of a piece of art...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO “We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind… And He's allowed me to go up to the...

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