Baltimore Organization Helps Fathers

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent The Center for Urban Families acts as a leading voice in the national conversation on responsible fatherhood and an advocate for child support reform in Maryland. It also...

Black Restaurant Week Returns For a Tasty, Third Bite

By Marshall A. Latimore As he emerges from his Jeep Cherokee just outside the valet stand at Boogalou Restaurant & Lounge in Midtown, adorned in a tailored suit and patterned dress shirt, Warren Luckett is...

Baltimore Chef Tastes Sweet Success

By Stacy Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent It’s easy to think that personal chefs are only for the rich and famous. However, many top-notch cooks such as Baltimore’s Dorien Murphy regularly answer the call to pack...

Hopkins Expands Live Near Your Work

By AFRO Staff Johns Hopkins University and Medicine are significantly expanding the already-long list of Baltimore neighborhoods where employees can get money to buy homes through the Live Near Your Work program. The program is a...

Broccoli City Launches ‘Food & Grooves’

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] This fall music enthusiasts and foodies alike will be able to converge at D.C.’s Union Market for a cultural experience that will titillate both the taste buds and ear...

Oblate Sisters of Providence

By Ralph E. Moore, Jr., Special to the AFRO The Oblate Sisters of Providence are celebrating 190 years of service this year and are still going strong. I first met them in 1957, and I am...

Chicago Native Chris Williams Becomes the Youngest Black Subway Franchise Owner in Georgia

By Marshall A. Latimore and Miana Massey Chris Williams II is a young entrepreneur and a recently sought after business guru hailing from Chicago’s South Side. After Williams discharged from the Army National Guard and finished...

New Website Helps Diners Find Black-Owned Restaurants

By Lisa Fitch, Our Weekly News Los Angeles Contributor More than 2,000 Black-owned eateries are featured on the new internet-based restaurant locator eatblackowned.com, which launched June 21 intending to support Black-owned restaurants. “There’s only one thing that...

Haymarket Brewing Nods to History with Defender Beer

By Tia Carol Jones, NNPA Newswire The Chicago Defender, one of the premier newspapers in the Black Press, recently announced the end of its print edition and a move to the Web. To honor its historical...

Wells Fargo Announces $1 Billion Affordable Housing Commitment

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The lack of affordable housing has caught the attention of Wells Fargo and the banking giant isn’t taking it lightly and has unveiled an ambitious plan to tackle...

Urban Farmers Work To End Food Deserts in D.C.

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The wasteland of fresh food shopping options has pushed some residents east of the Anacostia River to take measures into their hands. Those who live in D.C.’s Ward...

Press-On Nails, Global Pizazz 

By Nyame-kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO In the last decade the Black beauty industry has expanded expeditiously. Statistics show that in 2017, the African-American community contributed 85 percent of the sales to the beauty industry...

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