Panic at DC Pride Parade Sends People Running

By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A panic caused by a mistaken belief that a gun had been fired during a pride parade in the nation's capital sent people running through the city's...

Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Recognized as a National Treasure

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO In honor of African American Music Appreciation Month, The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced June 19 that the childhood home of civil rights icon, musician and singer, Nina...

Greeks Raise Funds for Delta Member Killed at Waffle House

By AFRO Staff DeEbony Groves, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, was set to graduate from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee next month. Instead she and three other people were gunned down over the...

Gayle King Blabbed About Her Bestie Oprah’s Alleged Weed Habit

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Although she’s been successful in her own right, whenever Gayle King, CBS This Morning anchor and official best friend to Oprah Winfrey, gets interviewed, she often is expected to...

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...

‘Survive, Not Enjoy’: Heat, Humidity Gripping Half the US

By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races, chased baseball fans out of...

TV One Launches a Channel for Millennial and Gen X Women of Color

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] In January young women of color will have a channel dedicated to them, brought to audiences through TV ONE’s new station, CLEO TV. Named after Queen Cleopatra, millennials and members...

Psychologist Insults Black Fathers at Co-Parenting Forum

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] A leading Black psychologist recently told a conference on co-parenting in the District of Columbia that the role of fathers – particularly African American fathers – is increasingly becoming...

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...

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...

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...

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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