Black Authors Book Expo Kicks off Black History Month

By Michael Gainey Special to the AFRO Local authors kicked off Black History month, Feb. 1, with the Black Authors Book Expo at the Baltimore War Memorial Building.  “The turnout has been great,” organizer Andrea Jones said....

AFRO Exclusive: Catching Up With Biggest Loser Cast Member Phi

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] The Biggest Loser is back on television with a revamp that features old and new faces and facets.  This time the show is on USA as opposed to the NBC network...

Single Mother Gets a New House

By Brianna Rhodes Special to the AFRO A single mother of five received the keys to a newly renovated home on Thursday all thanks to real estate investor, Dr. Joseph Asamoah and the help of D.C....

District “Cleared” the K St. N.E. Underpass. Now What?

By Will Schick Special to the AFRO It is perhaps, one of the greatest ironies for the unsheltered people living in the underpasses at K, L, and M Streets N.E.- to be amidst a sea of...

Public Enemy’s Keith Shocklee Turns his Heart Attack Into a Call to Action

American Heart Association News Don't take Keith Shocklee's word for it when he says he didn't look like someone about to have a heart attack. Check his photos from 2018 and you'll find a producer who...

The Black Struggle in 2019: Staying aware, facing injustice and fighting for the future

By Brian 18X Crawford | J.S. Adams and Toure Muhammad |The Final [email protected] via NNPA 2019 saw challenges and signs of a continual awakening of the Black community, even as racism and police killings remained...

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. 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...

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...

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...

Local Entrepreneurs Dispel Myths of CBD

By Camille Davis Special to the AFRO Entrepreneurs, Tanya Duckett and Shara Gibson, owners of Local Meditations, called an emergency press conference on Dec. 10 in an effort to dispel negative connotations associated with local, legitimate...

The Heights

By Catrice Greer It’s been years I think of you often And I remember You sitting on the stoop With your boys, your cousins Doing what you knew But wanting more One day After arrests, adventures, girlfriends Missteps and babies You turned 21 The sun was shining It...

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