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...

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...

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...

Baltimore Students to Study African Diaspora in Cuba

While youth in Baltimore are working summer-jobs or fending for themselves during the summer break, a group of students from Frederick Douglass High School will get an opportunity to study abroad in Cuba. The opportunity...

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...

What do you love about Baltimore?

By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, Special to the AFRO No one would deny Baltimore is a city with its own unique challenges, but it is so much more than tally-marks in negative columns. Ask any Baltimorean,...

Smithsonian Scholar Takes D.C. Kids Inside the Fascinating World of Cell Phones

Joshua Bell, a cultural anthropologist with the Smithsonian Institution, recently talked to students at a District of Columbia charter school about an everyday gadget that most people in the world use and how it...

Kampala: The Party Capital of East Africa

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Disclaimer: In my other life I am a House Music impresario and my foundation in House was built at two legendary dance clubs: Odell’s and Paradox.  I’ve also clubbed extensively in...

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...

Kids in Bahamas Stranded With Schools Damaged by Hurricane

By MELISSA HERNANDEZ of Fresh Take Florida news service Fresh Take Florida, a news service of the University of Florida GREAT ABACO ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — As unimaginable winds from Hurricane Dorian pushed the Atlantic...

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...

Black Eyed Peas Star Accuses Qantas Attendant Of Racism

By The Associated Press Black Eyed Peas musician will.i.am has accused a flight attendant from Australia’s national carrier Qantas of being racist and rude to him on a flight. The musician said he was met by police...

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