Saturday, April 4, 2020


First-Ever HBCU Museum Opens Down the Street

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO The walls are covered with school sports memorabilia, personal photographs, and newspaper articles. The furniture is modern, yet understated, as not to take away from the artifacts on the walls. The curators...

Study: White College Admissions Counselors Prefer Deracialized Blacks As Potential Students

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Which prospective Black college students are more likely to get a response from White admissions counselors at predominantly White institutions (PWIs)? According to a study Florida Gulf Coast University sociologist Ted Thornhill published September...

Howard Mourns Passing of Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., surgeon, oncologist, professor and civic leader died on May 25, leaving his family, friends and the Howard University community grieving. “It is with a heavy heart that I write to...

Sex Ring Allegations Shake Georgia AKA Chapter

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] A Georgia chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority is under scrutiny for allegedly being part of a sex ring. At the Alpha Beta AKA Chapter at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Georgia 21...

Bowers, DC’s Popular PA Voice of 30 Years, Suddenly Passes at 55

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The signature public address announcer for D.C. sports has passed away. Shellie Bowers, who was best known for his trademark phrase “HU…you know” during football and basketball games at Howard University succumbed December 4. ...


Office of the President July 12, 2019 The Honorable Bernard C. "Jack" Young Mayor, City of Baltimore 250 City Hall, 100 N. Holliday Street Baltimore, MD 21202 Commissioner Michael Harrison Baltimore City Police Department 601 E. Fayette Street Baltimore, MD 21202   Dear Mayor Young and Commissioner Harrison: I am writing...

Fourth Circuit Orders Maryland to Negotiate With HBCUs

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered plaintiffs representing alumni and graduates of Maryland’s four HBCU’s to the negotiating table for a fourth time, Wednesday. The order is another attempt at mediation with...

BSU and HU Alumni Earn DC HBCU Alliance Awards

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Two distinguished alumni from Bowie State and Howard University are among the six-member class who will be presented with HBCU Alumni Awards September 20 as the DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance holds its...

HBCU-TV Launches New App

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Behind the scenes, Curtis Symonds has been a player in the cable television industry for nearly 40 years.  In the dark ages when Black Entertainment Television was an idea that was looking for...

Howard Leads HBCU Awards

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Howard University is leading with 12 finalist nominations in the 2019 HBCU Awards.  Presented by HBCU Digest, the HBCU Awards are the first and only national awards ceremony honoring individual and institutional achievements at...

Goldman Sachs 10kSBP at Morgan State

By Imani Wj Wright Special to AFRO Recently, Morgan State University hosted Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Business Program Graduation. Goldman Sachs was proud to announce that the 2019 graduating class included 110 entrepreneurs in the Baltimore area. "Fulfilling its commitment to small...

AFRO Publisher Retraces Grandfather’s 1959 Trek to Cuba

By DeWayne Wickham HAVANA, Cuba – When AFRO American publisher Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper walked off JetBlue flight 503 last week into the international terminal of Cuba’s Jose Marti Airport she wasn’t just entering what for many Americans is thought...