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...

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...

Island of Kauai Dotted Golf Courses

    By JOHN MARSHALL LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii has some of the most beautiful and memorable golf courses in the world. And the quiet island of Kauai may have the most picturesque courses on the...

Jack Whitten, Artist as Sojourner and Refugee, on Display at BMA

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Jack Whitten, the distinguished contemporary Black artist, premieres at the the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) this weekend. “Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2017” features 40 works of an artist...

D.C. Brings the Funk

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO It’s official: Washington, D.C. keeps it funky. The 5th Annual Funk Parade will take place on May 12 despite concerns that the event would be cancelled. Instead of cancellation, this...

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...

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...

First Black Female White House Reporter Gets Newseum Statue

By Jesse J. Holland, The Associated Press Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House. In recognition of her achievements, the Newseum unveiled a statue...

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...

Superhero Focused Library Opens in Ward 4

By Lenore T. Adkins,Special to the AFRO Can’t get enough of “Black Panther” and Marvel’s other exciting super heroes? Disney Publishing Worldwide and Little Free Library have joined forces to launch a Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War-themed...

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...

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...

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