BSO Concert Season Begins

By AFRO Staff The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Inc. (BSO) and members of the Orchestra and the Musicians’ Association of Metropolitan Baltimore, a local 40-543, announced at a joint press conference that they have reached a...

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...

Group Grants $1.6M For Places That Are Part Of Black History

By Chevel Johnson, The Associated Press More than $1.6 million in grants are going to 22 sites and organizations to help preserve Black history. The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced the grants Friday during the 25th...

There’s Still Time to See UnSeen At Portrait Gallery

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Even though The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is technically not on the National Mall geographically, it is still one of the most important museums in the District. Over the...

New Website offers Services to Revolutionize Black Lodging Experience

Black travelers can now make lodging arrangements without fearing racial discrimination thanks to a new website called Noirbnb. The famous house and rental sharing site, Airbnb, has faced controversy over claims by patrons of...

Jon Batiste Headlines Event for New Orleans Jazz Museum

By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — "Late Show" bandleader Jon Batiste comes home to Louisiana next month for a fundraiser benefiting the New Orleans Jazz Museum. The Dec. 8 event takes place at the...

Driving While Black: Police Continue to Profile, Stop and Search African American Drivers

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Two new recently published reports show that racial profiling – particularly “Driving While Black” – remains a crisis in America. A recent report issued by Missouri’s attorney general Eric Schmitt revealed...

Michelle Obama Surprises Detroit Students at Motown Museum

By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Michelle Obama surprised a group of Detroit college students on Tuesday afternoon, walking into the Motown Museum as the young men of color took part in a roundtable...

Tutu Awards Prize to US School Shooting Survivors

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A group of young Americans who campaigned against gun violence after surviving a deadly shooting at their Florida school have received a prize from former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu. Tutu said...

‘Traveling While Black’ guidebooks May be Out of Print, But Still Resonate Today

By Cotten Seiler, Dickinson College (THE CONVERSATION) In the summer of 2017, the NAACP issued a travel advisory for the state of Missouri. Modeled after the international advisories issued by the U.S. State Department, the NAACP...

Tryp Rideshare

By Black News PR Everybody knows about Uber and Lyft, but there's a new rideshare company called Tryp that is becoming especially popular with Black and other minority entrepreneurs. It's the only rideshare platform that...

The Made Man Honors 100 Black Men in DC

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, bmcadoo@afro.com The 2018 U.S. Made Man Experience Tour is making its rounds to 11 cities in the nation where they are unapologetically celebrating Black men in all their excellence. This past...

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