Former Slave Holding Mansion Now Home to Black Artists

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO About 20 miles south of Washington, D.C. lies an old plantation which once housed slaves that has been transformed into a home for some of the most innovative Black...

New Exhibit Traces 4 Centuries of Black History in Virginia

By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The artifacts in a new exhibit tracing four centuries of Black history in Virginia range from the painful to the poignant: leg shackles and chains used...

D.C. Students Travel to the Black Side of Panama

Seventeen students at National Collegiate Preparatory Public Charter High School in Southeast Washington D.C. traveled and studied in Panama as a part of their curriculum, recently. Shannon Cox, who teaches Spanish, helped arrange the May...

Organization Sparks ‘Year of Return’

By Nyame-kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO With 2019 marking the 400 year anniversary of the first recorded slave ships docking on Western Shores, The United States Congress recently put into motion, H.R. 1242, a bill...

Zambian Royalty Finds Refuge at HBCUs, But At What Cost?

By Lynette Monroe, Special to the AFRO For many African Americans, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) serve as a place of refuge. A place to reconcile identity in a world that seeks to erase...

Gordon Parks Exhibit Showcases Photographer’s Evolving Vision and Genius

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Gordon Parks has left an indelible mark on Black culture and the broader contemporary culture. Born in Kansas in 1912, the renowned photographer documentarian, filmmaker and author has created works...

‘Survive, Not Enjoy’: Heat, Humidity Gripping Half the US

By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races, chased baseball fans out of...

Most and Least Ethnically Diverse U.S. Cities Identified

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia With immigration reform remaining one of the most prominent political issues, suggesting that the U.S. demographic landscape may soon change, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report...

Charles White’s Signature Paintings Headed to N.Y.’s Museum of Modern Art

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO An exclusive exhibition known as “Charles White: A Retrospective” will be the first in more than 30 years to be recognized at the renowned Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)...

Afro Cubans Abound at Kennedy Center Festival

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO A two-week festival at the Kennedy Center highlighting Cuba’s vibrant cultural arts scene in music, dance, visual arts, cinema, theater, fashion and other disciplines includes Cuban artists 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...

AFRAM, Baltimore’s African American Festival Returns August 10-11, 2019

Baltimore's AFRAM festival returns to Druid Hill Park August 10-11 starting at 12 p.m. each day. The festival is a celebration of African American life, music and culture and is free and open to...

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