Eli Lilly Diabetes Center Assists with Insulin Affordability

By AFRO Staff The American Diabetes Association estimates that over 30 million Americans are affected by diabetes and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. In the African American population, studies...

Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe Marks 60 Years By Looking Back At Its Founder

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It was March 1958 when an African-American dancer named Alvin Ailey, then making his living on the Broadway stage, gathered up a group of fellow dancers...

Durant is Mondawmin Santa For More Than Three Decades

Luke Durant has been the Mondawmin Mall Santa Claus for 34 years. Here Kashton asks Santa for a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Ninja Megazoid. Mondawmin Mall, in the heart of West Baltimore, is one of the oldest malls...

Sonja Herbert Creates Sisterhood of Black Pilates Instructors

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you should probably just make it yourself. That is the principle that Sonja Herbert was going by when she was...

From Foster Care to Miss D.C.

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Cordelia Cranshaw was crowned Miss District of Columbia USA on Dec. 8, yet her road to queen was not easy.  Having already worked to empower young people through her...

Tyler Perry Pays Off $400K Worth of Layaways

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Customers at two suburban Atlanta Walmart stores received a holiday surprise when they found out actor Tyler Perry had paid for their layaway items. Perry, who intended the gift...

Baltimore Organization Helping Fathers, Families with Sustainable Employment, Life Skills

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Twenty years ago, Christy Lee Shockley was a single mother living in a shelter and unable to keep a job. The trauma she had experienced in her childhood caught...

Dear Black People: Adoption is a Great Option

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Entertainment and Culture Editor November was National Adoption Awareness Month, which came about as an effort to encourage families to consider adopting children in the foster care system. First...

New YouTube Show Entertaining and Educating LGBTQ Youth

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Advocates for Youth, a national non-profit focusing on young people’s sexual reproductive health and rights, is providing fun-filled entertainment packed with a lesson particularly targeting LGBTQ youth, through the...

AFRO Editorial Cartoonist’s Work on Display in D.C.

By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Fifty years ago, following the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., his wife, Coretta Scott King, founded the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change to continue his legacy...

Building the Faith on a Firm Family Foundation

By Jacquinette D. Murphy, North Dallas Gazette Contributing Writer “I have the BEST job in the world!” Apostle Herman L. Murray recently declared these words to the congregation of the Full Gospel Holy Temple Churches, Incorporated....

The Comprehensive Guide to Sleep Deprivation: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Submitted to the AFRO by YooHealth It has been stated that 1 in 3 adults in the USA is not getting enough sleep, and this is a problem. Sleep deprivation can cause a whole range...

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