Second Black-Owned Store Opens at National Harbor

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Rocky Parrish is not the kind of man who likes to ride the wave he makes them.  Whether in his one time role as an outspoken sports...

Legislatively Mandated Transit Fare Increase

Single-Trip Fares to Increase by 10 Cents on Local Bus, Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink and MobilityLink BALTIMORE, MD (May 14, 2019) – As required by the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013, the Maryland...

Detroit-Area Sculptor to Memorialize Civil Rights Activist

By The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — A 23-year-old sculptor is shaping the memory of a Detroit civil rights activist who was slain in Alabama during a 1965 voting rights march. Austen Brantley is preparing to...

Recap: Delta Day in Annapolis 2019

By Christel York, Special to the AFRO On March 6, over 250 members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. from across the state of Maryland gathered for their annual Delta Day in Annapolis. The theme, “Sounding...

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...

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...

Freedom Trail Brings Back African-American Patriots Tours

By The Associated Press The Freedom Trail in Boston is bringing back its African-American Patriots Tours in time for Black History Month. The tours celebrate the African-American patriots who played a vital role in the start...

Hip-Hop Museum Preserves Rap Music History in D.C.

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer,  [email protected] Forty years ago, near the end of the Jimmy Carter administration, when the Baltimore Orioles were making a run to the World Series, the music world was caught off guard...

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...

Studying in South Africa and Learning Who I Am

By Darielis Cruz, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. I was born in Moca, a small city in the Dominican Republic, and today I am a 21-year-old junior at Mercy College, in New Jersey. Thanks to the...

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...

The Made Man Honors 100 Black Men in DC

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] 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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