Tuesday, March 31, 2020


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 in a statement Tuesday that...

Black Authors Book Expo Kicks off Black History Month

By Michael Gainey Special to the AFRO Local authors kicked off Black History month, Feb. 1, with the Black Authors Book Expo at the Baltimore War Memorial Building.  “The turnout has been great,” organizer Andrea Jones said. Jones said more than 500...

Another $5 Million Donation to NMAAHC

By AFRO Staff Walmart announced on Jan. 27, a $5 million grant to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C. Walmart’s support of NMAAHC is a part of the company’s continued commitment to...

5K Moves To National Mall

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer mgray@afro.com Graduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) from local and regional alumni association chapters are taking over the National Mall in early July.  The DC HBCU Alumni Alliance will host its “8th Annual HBCU...

Fate of Annual HBCU Cuba Programs Unclear

With President Donald Trump enacting a new Cuba policy that aims to, among other things, curb tourism to the communist island, educators running journalism programs at Howard University and Morgan State University need more time to digest how the...

AFRO Publisher Retraces Grandfather’s 1959 Trek to Cuba

By DeWayne Wickham HAVANA, Cuba – When AFRO American publisher Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper walked off JetBlue flight 503 last week into the international terminal of Cuba’s Jose Marti Airport she wasn’t just entering what for many Americans is thought...

Tulane Holding 3rd Biennial Black Women’s Health Conference

By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University is holding a free conference about black women's health Friday and Saturday. The topic is "Matters of the Heart: Cardiovascular Disease, Health and Healing." Most sessions of the third Biennial Black...

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 discussion on education. The former first...

BWI Marshall Airport and Fraport Maryland Welcome New Pop-Up Shops

For Immediate Release                                                              Contact: Jonathan Dean February 27, 2020   ...

Delta Flight Attendant Now Guard’s First Black Female Pilot

By Wayne Crenshaw, The Associated Press /Telegraph of Macon 1st Lt. Andrea Lewis' mom visited her at work Feb. 6, and had good reasons to be proud. Lewis started her aviation career as a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines and now...

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 that black drivers across that...

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 it.  A place to learn...



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