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....

Wells Fargo Announces $1 Billion Affordable Housing Commitment

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The lack of affordable housing has caught the attention of Wells Fargo and the banking giant isn’t taking it lightly and has unveiled an ambitious plan to tackle...

Black Fathers Turn to Facebook to Strengthen Bonds

By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO Matt Prestbury says when he started gathering together groups of Black fathers, it was because he was a newly-single dad, looking for other people like him. “I began to look...

Former Ballerina’s Project Expands Perception of Black Womanhood

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO Aesha Ash had already been retired from dancing for several years when the image flashed across the television screen. A familiar wave of frustration ran through her. She...

‘The Bake’ Will Use Late Skate to Honor Dr. King’s Legacy

Late Skate at ‘The Bake’ Honoring King’s Legacy of Compassion and Cooperation   By Tiffany Ginyard, Special to the AFRO (Updated 01/29/2019) - When skaters gather, 11 p.m., Jan. 19 (due to inclement weather the date was postponed to...

Soar Like an Eagle: 12 African American Teens Reach the Pinnacle of Success in...

Boy Scout Troop 242, led by Scoutmaster Dameion Crook, Sr., presented the 12 African American Eagle Scouts during the Eagle Court of Honor ceremony that was held at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. His son...

Parenting Points —  A strong self-image is a strong child!

Submitted to the AFRO by Marnita Coleman When a baby is born, families almost always want to know who the baby looks like. DNA, passed from parents to offspring, contains specific traits from genes.  While children may...

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...

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...

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...

Falsely Accused Black College Students Get Apology

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — The city manager and police chief in a suburban St. Louis town apologized Thursday to a group of Black college students after police wrongly accused them of a dine-and-dash...

Oblate Sisters of Providence

By Ralph E. Moore, Jr., Special to the AFRO The Oblate Sisters of Providence are celebrating 190 years of service this year and are still going strong. I first met them in 1957, and I am...

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