Travel

Expanded museum traces legacy of slavery in America

By Kim Chandler The Associated Press The statues of chained men, women and children stick hauntingly out of sand as simulated waves crash overhead, a symbol to the estimated two million people for whom the slave trade ended in a watery...

Civil Rights Museum to honor Michelle Obama, Poor People’s Campaign

By AFRO Staff The National Civil Rights Museum has named former first lady Michelle Obama and the Poor People’s Campaign as recipients of its 2021 Freedom Award. “This year is the double 30th anniversary of the National Civil Rights Museum, dedicated to...

Dine out in San Diego: Enjoy an eclectic culinary experience

By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Travel and Food Writer San Diego’s year-round temperate climate, world-famous zoo and an old town that dates back to the 1800s attract 35M+ visitors every year to this Southern California city. Those who come...

Cruise ships and COVID: Know before you go

By Roz Brown, Texas News Service via MD News Connection HOUSTON -- To vaccinate or not to vaccinate is a pending dilemma for passengers expecting to be welcomed aboard a cruise ship as the industry prepares a post-pandemic restart. The Port...

What I Like: Tales from The DIVA’S Kitchen

By Linnyette Richardson-Hall AFRO Guest Editor The DIVA’S Kitchen is the vehicle which gives me the opportunity me to connect through social media, television, print and interpersonal food experiences to those who love great food, and how to make it.   Let...

Upcoming Black Travel Summit to attract thousands of professionals

By Blacknews.com The annual Black Travel Summit is a conference, exhibition, awards gala and global network for industry professionals and enthusiasts to exchange and generate ideas about collaborating with and expanding the Black travel industry. Taking place virtually and in-person...

Cicadas emerge

By Reginald Allen II Special to the AFRO Though unwelcomed, it has been 17 years since the periodical cicada, ‘Brood X,’ was seen in the state of Maryland and other regional states. For the mid-atlantic, southeast and bordering states in the...

Spring breakers can tour the world right in Baltimore

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com With the COVID-19 pandemic still plaguing cities across the United States and globe, some families might be reluctant to travel internationally. However, while many in the Washington Metropolitan area, might not consider taking a trip...

Many history interpreters of color carry weight of racism

By CHRISTINE FERNANDO, Associated Press Stephen Seals stood onstage waiting to be auctioned off. Moments later, a white slave auctioneer pointed a gun at one of the other Black men gathered with Seals, and a Black mother cried for her...

Traditional healing in contemporary context

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com As a spiritual, self-identifying Christian, with a lot of knowledge and respect for other religious practices and theologies, this reporter has always understood the power of what the World Health Organization (WHO) defines as “traditional...

Traditional healing vs. western medicine in the African continent

By Deborah Bailey Special to the AFRO As a new South African variant of Covid-19 spreads, traditional health practitioners in South Africa are appealing to South African president Cyril Ramaphosa to provide funding to bridge the divide between traditional African healing...

National Cherry Blossom Festival goes virtual

By Sharece Crawford Special to the AFRO The AFRO got a behind the scenes look at some of the 2021 featured Cherry Blossom experiences. The global tourist attraction, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, is now taking place virtually — from the...

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