Rep. Ayanna Pressley Goes Public With Alopecia and Baldness

By LEANNE ITALIE, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Ayanna Pressley, whose hair twists have been an inspiration to young girls and part of her personal identity and political brand, said Thursday that...

Local Chef Breaks Food Out of the Box

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] Sometimes having “no rules,” is where creativity thrives, and clearly that’s the case when it comes to Chef Damian Brown and the memorable, delicious, nostalgia inducing food he’s whipping up...

5K Moves To National Mall

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] Graduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) from local and regional alumni association chapters are taking over the National Mall in early July.  The DC HBCU Alumni Alliance will...

New Colin’s Seafood and Grill Eatery Coming to Baltimore

By AFRO Staff Black restaurateur Dante Daniels is expanding his Colin's Seafood and Grill franchise into Baltimore City, According to the Baltimore Business Journal, another branch of the restaurant will be opened at the intersection of...

Ways to Stay Fit in Winter

By Black Health Matters Since the temperature has dropped, it’s also time to drop into those bulky sweaters, some comfort food and those television marathons. If, however, you want to finish the final month of...

D.C. Sailor Deployed to Arabian Sea

On Jan. 5,Retail Services Specialist Seaman Mohamed Sesay, from Washington D.C., completed a load of laundry in ship's laundry aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Arabian Sea. The...

Fleeing War, Poverty, African Migrants Face Racism in Egypt

By SAMY MAGDY Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Two Sudanese sisters, Seham and Ekhlas Bashir, were walking their children home from elementary school in a Cairo neighborhood when a group of Egyptian teenagers crowded around...

D.C. Speaks: 2020 New Decade, New Vision

By AFRO Staff, Special Contributors “D.C. SPEAKS” is a series branching from the AFRO’s goal of engaging residents in the storytelling of their own communities.  To continue providing hyper local accounts to readers, the AFRO has...

Whole Foods Plans Development At Old Walter Reed

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] The gentrification of Northwest, Washington, D.C. continues with a new real estate development anchored by a Whole Foods supermarket on the old Walter Reed Hospital’s medical campus. A project featuring over...

Bringing Awareness to Black Mental Health, Even at HBCUs

By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] As women who were already “woke,” about the importance of prioritizing mental health care after experiences of their own Starr Barbour and Sasha Nicole teamed up to bring awareness to the...

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...

A Well-Aged Mind: Cognitive Health

By Black Health Matters Getting older can bring many changes, both physically and mentally. Even when you’re healthy, your brain and body start slowing down. Maintaining your cognitive health—the ability to clearly think, learn, and...

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