Church Organization Fights For Food Equity in the Black Community

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO In 2018, it is important to find ways to empower our communities with resources, education and economic opportunity.  Many churches and Pastors have various community programs that  meet these...

Divine Designs Grace Carpet at Met Gala

By The Associated Press Divine designs floated up the red carpet at Monday's religion-themed Met Gala in shimmering golds, reds and fuchsia, in crowns and in crosses, and even a pair of giant wings. One lesson...

Rapper Wale Says Being Dark Skinned Hurt His Career

Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] While rap has been known to highlight women, drugs, money and violence, in recent years a more emotional style has been popularized by rappers such as Drake, Logic, J. Cole...

Michelle Obama, De Niro, Zendaya Fete College-Bound Kids

By The Associated Press Michelle Obama told college-bound Philadelphia high school seniors Wednesday about when she applied to universities. Her counselor advised her not to set her sights too high and warned that some of...

Hackers Try to Ruin NASA Competition for Three Black Teens

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] India Skinner, Mikayla Sharrieff and Bria Snell are 11th graders and members of the cheerleading squad at Banneker High School in Washington, D.C., who are spreading their “Black Girl...

LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

I wish you flowers sunshine and smiles. I wish you children that grow to make you proud. I wish you pretty things to wear, sweet things to smell. I wish you well. I wish...

Is It Time to #MuteRKelly?

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] For over twenty years, Robert Kelly, better known as R. Kelly, has been engrossed in controversy regarding crude behavior, to say the least, with young women- more specifically, teenage...

From Slaveholding County To Tourist Attraction: Prince Georges County Celebrates 322nd Birthday

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO Founded on April 23, 1696, Prince George’s County has had a dramatic shift in its 322 years of existence from being the biggest slave owning county in Maryland,...

Black Women’s Health Week Raises National Awareness

By Christina Sturdivant Sani, Special to the AFRO “This is an important initiative that we should all support and get behind,” tweeted rapper Common on April 17, in support of the first-ever Black Maternal Health Week. From...

Meek Mill: People Going Through Same Ordeal Depending on Him

By The Associated Press Rapper Meek Mill said Wednesday that now that he's out of prison, a lot of people facing similar battles with the criminal justice system are depending on him. "I got a lot...

RAMBLING ROSE

By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone, hoping you all are in great spirits, enjoying life, keeping a positive mind and treating others as you wish to be treated. The Avenue Bakery, where Jazz,...

Are You Your Sister’s Keeper?

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Finger sandwiches, fruit tarts and big hats were on display at the second Annual AFRO High Tea April 21, yet the tea tradition was not the focus of the...

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