15-Year-Old Graduates College, Looks to Next Challenge

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] Torrington Ford, 15, who was homeschooled by his mother Tarita, says he constantly asked her to push him as a student. “I would always tell my mom, mom I want a...

Irène P. Mathieu’s Poetic Approach to Global Health

By Tilesha Brown, Special to the AFRO Irène P. Mathieu was a featured poet at the recent Virginia Festival of the Book. At the New Dominion Book Shop, in downtown Charlottesville, she read to a room...

Clean Blockers ‘Loved’ City at Anniversary Celebration

By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, Special to the AFRO The question was asked and answered many times at the August 13 celebration of the AFRO’s 85th Clean Block Anniversary at Cylburn Arboretum. What do you love...

Women Entrepreneurs Work to Empower One Another

By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The Woman Behind the Business (WBB) hosted their networking takeover at Spa Logic on July 19, in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Northwest, Washington, D.C.. The WBB is a...

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...

`Sweetheart Gang’ Honors the Essential Black Mother

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] “Black Girl Magic” is a phrase that captures the undeniable power of Black women. But, there would be no Black Girl Magic without the Black Mommas who birthed them. Tales from...

Black Male Yoga Initiative Helps Heal Young Brothers One at a Time

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] I spent most of my birthday (July 1) weekend at a “no tech Yoga retreat” at the Bar-T Mountainside Summer Camp, in Urbana, Maryland. For those who know me well, the...

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...

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...

Homeless Atlanta Honor Student Goes to Yale

By ADW News Atlanta native Chelesa Fearce is living proof that you can rise above your circumstances and overcome the odds. Despite battling homelessness throughout her high school years, she went on to be named valedictorian of...

Working Moms Promote Family Unity

By Saybin Roberson Working Moms, Latanya Foster-Phillips and Teree Henderson have teamed up, bringing the love of their babies and motherhood to the forefront to welcome Little Play Society to Los Angeles. One of first of...

Exercise Affects The Brain

By Black Health Matters Researchers are investigating whether physical activity has beneficial effects on age-related declines in cognitive function. Most people know that regular exercise can keep the body looking and feeling young. What about the...
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