Ubiquitous Women’s Expo Celebrates Black Beauty

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO The 5th annual Ubiquitous Women’s Expo brought women and men of color together in Washington, D.C., for a weekend of entertainment and knowledge about everything that represents “Black Girl...

Virginia Ali, Owner of Ben’s Chili Bowl, Embraces 60 Years of Change

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO For decades, Ben’s Chili Bowl owner Virginia Ali ate a beef hotdog daily that she slathered with mustard, onions and of course, the restaurant’s famous chili. But nine years...

In Franklin’s Anthems, Women Heard an Empowering Message

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin never saw herself as a feminist heroine. That, she quipped, was Gloria Steinem's role. But she leaves a legacy of indelible anthems that...

A Diva Far Beyond Her Disability

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Donna Walton, the epitome of beauty, charm, and grace, is mobilizing generations who refuse to be defined by anatomy or physical realities. At the age of 18, Walton...

Solar Program Sparks Residents Job Prospects

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO In a week the District of Columbia will add a new cohort of Solar Installers to the growing number of residents entering an in demand industry. Solar Works...

Women Entrepreneurs Work to Empower One Another

By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The Woman Behind the Business (WBB) hosted their networking takeover at Spa Logic on July 19, in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Northwest, Washington, D.C.. The WBB is a...

Falsely Accused Black College Students Get Apology

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — The city manager and police chief in a suburban St. Louis town apologized Thursday to a group of Black college students after police wrongly accused them of a dine-and-dash...

AFRO’s Sean Yoes Pens New Book Chronicling Influential “Race and Politics” Column

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO In his “Race and Politics” column, Sean Yoes, has chronicled many of the difficult challenges and tragedies over the last three years in Baltimore since the death of Freddie...

Black Male Yoga Initiative Helps Heal Young Brothers One at a Time

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] I spent most of my birthday (July 1) weekend at a “no tech Yoga retreat” at the Bar-T Mountainside Summer Camp, in Urbana, Maryland. For those who know me well, the...

84th Annual AFRO Clean Block Kick Off

On June 28, the AFRO Newspapers held the kick off for the 2018 Clean Block campaign where leaders and members of community organizations gathered to continue an 84 year tradition for the city and...

Ndaba Mandela’s Memoir Reveals Lessons Learned from Madiba

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO "Always stay humble. Be a leader. Don’t drive a Jaguar because you don’t want people to know how wealthy you are." Those are some of the critical lessons...

Vintage Wishes Creates Vintage Queens, an all Female Cypher in DC

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO The rap industry may be dominated by males, but females continue to write their own history, which is why DMV based producer Ramone Messam is launching Vintage Wishes,...

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