After Royal Wedding, Bishop Curry Takes on Poverty

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO The presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church will lead a silent vigil and procession on the White House Thursday. Bishop Michael Curry, the first Black leader of...

Thank You to the OGs at the Barbershop

By Christopher Hearn, Special to the AFRO The following is a speech delivered by at New York University’s commencement on May 16 by a graduating student. It has been lightly edited and condensed for space...

A Royal Wedding Bridges the Atlantic, Opens Up a Modern Era

By DANICA KIRKA, JILL LAWLESS and GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press The son of British royalty and the daughter of middle-class Americans wed May 19 in a service that reflected Prince Harry's royal heritage, Meghan Markle's biracial...

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...

Against the Odds: 3 Black Doctors Detail Journey to Success

By CHEVEL JOHNSON, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One used to deal drugs on the streets of New Orleans. Another grew up in Chicago with two drug-addicted parents. A third survived the tough streets...

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...

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