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First African-American women-owned winery in Md

By CherRae Dickerson, Special to the AFRO Two African American women turned their love for wine into a business.  Philosophy Winery co-founders Kimberly Johnson and Denise Matthews said they are the first African-American women to own a winery in Maryland. They...

Baltimore County Fall Restaurant Week 2021 kicks off October 15

By Jannette J. Witmyer, Special to the Afro  #AFRONews@Noon If all goes according to plan, Baltimore County Fall Restaurant Week 2021, October 15-24, will provide a shot in the arm to area restaurants and the county’s hospitality industry, as they rebound...

WaySlay app delivers products to local beauty shops in 15 minutes or less

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer Report for America Corps Member msayles@afro.com Years ago, Mike James’ girlfriend found herself in a predicament while getting ready for an event. She needed some last minute beauty supplies but did not have time to...

Yoga Thrives helps practitioners get through the pandemic

By Chris Barylick Special to the AFRO The COVID-19 pandemic, by anyone’s definition, has been a slog beyond words. Since March of 2020, the world has started and stopped, opened and closed and reopened in fits and spurts, and the mental...

America’s first Black-owned distillery secures partnership with Delta Air Lines

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer Report for America Corps Member msayles@afro.com When Chris Montana and his wife, Shanelle, opened Minnesota-based Du Nord Social Spirits in 2013, it became the first Black-owned distillery in the country. The husband and wife duo and...

Get in touch with yourself by practicing mindfulness and meditation

By Black Health Matters  Meditation and mindfulness can be valuable allies at times like this. Of course, they don’t keep you free from disease. But they can help you be free(er) from panic, more able to protect yourself, and more...

Spirituality is an essential anchor to the soul

By Marnita Coleman Special to the AFRO Americans are setting their course towards a healthier lifestyle, mind, body and soul. It is not a fad or trending topic, here today and gone tomorrow; Statistics indicate a steady incline in one’s search...

Warrior survivor: Dr. Taleshia Chandler plans to win the fight of her life

By Mylika Scatliffe Special to the AFRO Dr. Taleshia Chandler is a 47-year-old administrative dean in Richmond, Va. public schools. She is the mother of three children, ages 23, 21 and 18. She loves to sing and travel. When we began...

The Seasoned Finisher

By Deneen Penny-Rymes The following passage is an excerpt from the book “Life Happens…But You Can Finish: The Trials, Triumphs and Truths of 12 Amazing Finishers,” by Frances “Toni” Draper and Pam Love.  But none of these things move me, neither...

Take your life back and keep on surviving!

Submitted by Juernene Bass A survivor’s story can encompass hurt, pain, sorrow and even some hope and joy for tomorrow. Psalm 30:5 For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a...

Study examines relationship between racism and sleep disorders

By Black Health Matters The heightened awareness of police brutality, coupled with the stark realities of the coronavirus pandemic, which has affected us disproportionately, was a sobering reminder that the tendency to focus on public health data in the aggregate...

Life happens…but you can finish

By Frances “Toni” Draper AFRO CEO and Publisher Seven years ago, Dr. Pamela Love Manning and I compiled stories of 12 Black women who successfully fulfilled their dreams and aspirations, despite tremendous obstacles. Many of these women experienced unbelievable trauma stemming...

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