Obesity Among Black Women Outrageously High

By Darcie Ortique, OW Contributor Betty Busby, 55, has struggled with her weight since high school. “It’s in my genes to be chubby, and I have always thanked God that I have a man that...

AFRO Reporters Tie the Knot!

Taya Graham and Stephen Janis, two veteran, award-winning investigative reporters, recently got married at Gertrude's restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art. AFRO Baltimore Editor, Sean Yoes delivered the toast after the couple exchanged their vows....

The Simple Things

By Marnita Coleman Special to AFRO Looking back over my childhood, I can remember things that my parents taught my siblings and I, and certain behaviors that they expected from us.  At the time, it didn't...

A Survivor’s Survival Guide

By Jacqueline R. McEwan God Still Heals So you shall serve the LORD your God, and he will bless your bread, and your water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of you. (Exodus...

WENDY’S WINDOW: Black Women For Positive Change

By Wendy Gladney Black Women for Positive Change (BW4PC) is a national policy-focused network of predominately African American women and “Good Brothers” from various states here in the U.S. Its primary goals are to positively...

How You Feel About Money Impacts Your Spending

Written by NNPA We all have a personal relationship with money, and it will often show in how we spend it. But our feelings about finance can sometimes lead to negative spending habits that can...

A Survivor’s Survival Guide

By Natalie L. Jones-Wallace You need a support team, even if it is just one person.  I am a 77-year-old retired educator, and I’ve been a very proud breast cancer survivor for over 25 years. For...

Rep. Cummings Wrote His Love for Baltimore

When we approached Rep. Elijah Cummings to write the foreword of the AFRO’s book, “The Thing I Love About Baltimore,” there was no hesitation. In spite of his schedule and the many things he...

A Survivor’s Survival Guide 

By Pearl B. Spencer, Special to AFRO Do your research, develop a plan and stick with it. July 1990 will always remain green in my memory. That was the day my doctor told me that the lumps...

Seafarers: Historic Black Yacht Club

By Jessica Dortch, AFRO Staff, [email protected]  Being Black in America is hard.  In the 50s and 60s, it was even harder.  A group of Blacks in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area were interested in boating on the...

Cincinnati To Consider Outlawing Natural Hair Discrimination

By The Asssociated Press A city council member in Cincinnati wants to prohibit discrimination against natural hair and natural hairstyles associated with race. Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Seelbach is proposing that natural hair be added to...

A Survivor’s Survival Guide

For the month of October, the AFRO is celebrates all cancer survivors and encourages them to share their top tips for surviving cancer. Survivor Marnita Coleman shares a tip and some insight with our...

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