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Photographer tells story of empowerment through a Nigerian woman in current exhibit

By Micha Green D.C. and Digital Editor mgreen@afro.com The old adage says that a picture is worth one-thousand words, and photographer Lisa Brown, has been using a film camera to relay stories since the age of seven.  Brown’s most recent work, which...

Fashion vet Frenchye Harris wants to normalize access to Black-owned brands

By Nadine Matthews Special to the AFRO “Less than 1% of Black-owned brands are carried by retailers,” Frenchye Harris told the AFRO in a recent interview. “It leaves them out of the conversation. And the Black fashion movement is trying to...

Trap Music Museum honors life of Christopher Wallace in Biggie exhibit

The Trap Music Museum art gallery honored the life of Christopher Wallace. “Growing up in NYC, Biggie’s music always curated a vibe. When pitched the opportunity to honor him through art - it was a no-brainer.” - Krystal Garner,...

Expanded museum traces legacy of slavery in America

By Kim Chandler The Associated Press The statues of chained men, women and children stick hauntingly out of sand as simulated waves crash overhead, a symbol to the estimated two million people for whom the slave trade ended in a watery...

#WordinBlack: Racist much? Katy ISD bans another Black book

By Houston Defender This post was originally published on Defender Network The Katy Independent School District is at it again – banning a Black book because of its ‘racial’ content. Award-winning children’s author Jerry Craft was scheduled to visit students virtually on Oct. 4 to discuss...

MD-based nonprofit introduces underserved children to media arts

By AFRO Staff Suffering from an undiagnosed learning disability—dyslexia—made school a constant uphill battle for Robert Jackson. Media arts was his salvation—boosting his confidence and self-esteem and offering a path to a rewarding career. Now, he wants to offer that...

Introducing ‘Pleasure Doing Business With You,’ the AFRO’s first podcast

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer Report for America Corps Member msayles@afro.com Shortly after joining the AFRO as the business writer in June, my supervisor and mentor, Dorothy Boulware, AFRO managing editor, asked me if I enjoyed listening to podcasts. I told...

Adrienne Allen pens message to children living with drug-addicted parents in new book

By Nadine Matthews Special to the AFRO For many Americans, the pandemic brought certain things full circle. Some people started cooking again, others revisited their long-ago passion for painting or dancing. Some people started working out again. For Maryland native Adrienne...

Book review: Carmelo Anthony’s ‘Memoir of Survival and Hope’

By Ralph E. Moore Jr. Special to the AFRO Carmelo Anthony’s memoir, “Where Tomorrows Aren’t Promised” (co-authored with D. Watkins) reads like a friendly conversation on the front steps of a rowhouse on a calm summer night.  It is an easy...

Author & mother pens love letter to her children in sentimental new bedtime story

Glo Rose presents her debut children’s picture book “Good Night My Blessing: A Mom’s Love Letter” to remind children they are tremendously loved PHOENIX. – As a loving and proud mother to two amazing young sons, author Glo Rose was...

‘Departure Story’ explores coming of age as a Black immigrant in the U.S.

By Dareise A. Jones Special to the AFRO Rowana Abbensetts Dobson, writer, mental health advocate and entrepreneur published her first novel Departure Story this summer. Born in Brooklyn, New York to parents who immigrated from Guyana, the Abbensetts family moved to Queens when...

Baltimore’s David Miller encourages Black boys to read and dream

By Marnita Coleman Special to the AFRO While college touring in Florida with his daughter, we caught up with David Miller, Baltimore’s esteemed social entrepreneur, for a candid conversation about the launch of his new children’s book, family dynamics and future...

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