Pride Parade Returns to Baltimore

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO With an expanded footprint, new parade route and new events, Baltimore Pride 2018 appears poised to repeat and expand on previous successes come kickoff June 15. “Last year,...

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...

Vick and Church Leaders Seek to Inspire Next Generation

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO On April 13 and 14, First Baptist Church of Glenarden was filled with more than two-thousand men for the 18th  annual “Mighty Men of Valor,” a conference tailored...

Paying for Funerals Impossible for Many Poor Families

By COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Darlene Hardison would have loved to have a funeral for her father and uncle and bury them in marked graves at a Michigan cemetery. But she and...

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...

Cutting Edges

By Imani Wj Wright, Baltimore Resident “The Barbershop Series” exhibition features the work of renowned Baltimore artist, puppeteer and museum educator Schroeder Cherry, Ed.D. The series pays homage to one of the most enduring African American...

After Much-Hyped Commutation, Memphis Woman Begins New Life

By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The hype over the commutation of her life sentence by President Donald Trump at the request of Kim Kardashian West has started to die down. Now,...

Howard and Harvard Grad Comes Home to Baltimore

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO A Baltimore native has returned home from Harvard Law School. D’Sean Williams-Brown, 25, is now studying for his bar exam after graduating in Harvard’s 2018 class. Born in 1993, Williams-Brown...

Korean War Veteran Gets a New Home

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] After years of struggling in poverty and living in a dilapidated house, Pfc. Thomas Pressley, who served in the Korean War, received a particularly special Veterans Day gift- a...

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...

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...

Rosa Parks House to be Shown, After Trans-Atlantic Odyssey

By MICHELLE R. SMITH and DAVID RISING, Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The small, tired house with peeling white paint once served as a refuge for Rosa Parks in Detroit. It has traveled across the...

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