What’s the Greenprint? Ask Beyonce

By LEANNE ITALIE, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — So, what's all that Greenprint stuff on Beyonce's Instagram feed? Bey stirred up the beehive Thursday when she advocated plant-based living in a rare social media endorsement. It...

Farmer Nell & Doc Cheatham: Freedom Fighters for Food Sovereignty

By Tiffany C. Ginyard, Special to the Afro “We are concerned about the constant use of federal funds to support this most notorious expression of segregation. Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is...

The Government Shutdown: Another Storm for Black Farmers, Cooperatives, and Southern Rural Communities

Written by NNPA Storm-weary Southern Farmers now face fresh economic fears amid a political storm which seems to have no end in sight. While there is no worry about wind or water this time, farmers still recovering...

MD School System Raises Funds For Student Meals During Shutdown

By The Associated Press UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Maryland school district is raising money to help provide meals for students affected by the partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump's promised U.S.-Mexico border...

Beef-Friendly Nebraska Eyes Regulations On The Word ‘Meat’

By GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term "meat" on product labels, Nebraska's powerful farm groups are pushing for...

African American Chefs Break the Glass Ceiling in the Culinary World

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The culinary business world is as cut throat as any other. It’s also known as an industry that hasn’t always allowed for much diversity in management and ownership...

Federal Judge Orders Settlement Talks in Soybean Seed Suit

By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge ordered settlement talks Thursday in a lawsuit filed by Black farmers from Mississippi and Tennessee who claim a company sold them faulty, low-yield...

Share Low Carb? Low Fat? What the Latest Dieting Studies Tell Us

By CANDICE CHOI , AP Food & Health Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Bacon and black coffee for breakfast, or oatmeal and bananas? If you're planning to try to lose weight in 2019, you're sure to...

White House Pastry Chefs Make National Mall in Gingerbread

By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The traditional White House gingerbread house isn't exactly a house this year. It's a massive, sugary replica of the entire National Mall. The pastry creation — featured at Monday's...

Black Chef Says, ‘This Industry Isn’t Easy For Folks Like Us’

By Lenore T. Adkins, AFRO Contributor Jerome Grant, executive chef of Sweet Home Café, the popular restaurant inside the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, has some simple advice when it comes to...

DCPS Students Throw Down

By Lenore T. Adkins, AFRO Contributor Taahir Kelly may be a track star at Roosevelt High School, but nothing makes his face light up more than when he’s talking about all the cooking he’s done at...

Wall Delivers DC Residents Thanksgiving Turkeys Through Bright Beginnings

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer The most successful point guards in the NBA are driven to deliver.  They make the team around them better setting them up for success even when the team is...

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