Healthy Living Depends On Location

By Black Health Matters Did you know that where you live determines how long and how well you’ll live? In news that probably won’t surprise you, folks in the South, regardless of race, and Blacks nationwide...

Parenting Points: Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child

By Marnita Coleman In sharing with friends about the controversial topic “spare the rod spoil the child,” I’ve found that many of us grew up in an era where “spankings” were the dominant method of...

How Millennials Are Expanding The Gaming Industry

By Destiny Royston, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The gaming industry is expanding, and millennials are the driving force. What used to be considered a waste of time and quarters is now a full-blown industry....

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...

Bowie Man Looks to Expand Historically Black Motorcycle Club

By RACHAEL PACELLA, The Capital  BOWIE, Md. (AP) — As a chapter president in one of the nation's oldest African American motorcycle clubs, Rodney "Rhodes" Yancey covers a lot of road. It's called the State Burner's...

Combining Culture with Currency

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO The award-winning creative agency, The Digital Footprint, hosted an interactive financial event called “CapTalk” on Aug. 24. The event, held in Washington D.C. is a way to combine culture...

AARP Celebrates Black Women

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent Sisters from AARP, a free digital newsletter that celebrates Generation X and Baby Boomer African American women, has announced its “Sisterhood is Beautiful” essay contest. Subscribers can submit stories...

Baltimore Organization Helps Fathers

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent The Center for Urban Families acts as a leading voice in the national conversation on responsible fatherhood and an advocate for child support reform in Maryland. It also...

Hopkins Expands Live Near Your Work

By AFRO Staff Johns Hopkins University and Medicine are significantly expanding the already-long list of Baltimore neighborhoods where employees can get money to buy homes through the Live Near Your Work program. The program is a...

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...

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...

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...

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