Parenting Points: Create Bedtime Routines for Your Children

By Marnita Coleman, Special to AFRO Putting the kids to bed can be a frustrating task. They never want to go to bed, even if they are fast asleep on the sofa. Our little ones will...

Funeral Schedule for Congressman Elijah E. Cummings in Baltimore, MD and Washington DC. 

Oct. 23 Public viewing at Morgan State University’s Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Dr., Baltimore, Md. 21218, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., immediately followed by a Community-Wide Celebration of the Life of Congressman Elijah...

Wisconsin Students Walk Out To Protest Racial Slur Firing of Black Employee

By Todd Richmond, The Associated Press Students at a Wisconsin high school skipped class Oct. 18 and marched through the streets of the state capital to protest the firing of a Black security guard who was...

Unrest at the African Union Follows Firing of Popular Ambassador

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent A speech denouncing France’s colonization of Africa and continued efforts to unite Africa and the African Diaspora may has cost Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, the African Union’s ambassador to the...

Ex-Officer Who Killed Black Man Given 1-year Prison Sentence

By The Associated Press A former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, fleeing Black man was sentenced to one year in prison Oct. 18, nearly two weeks after a jury acquitted him of manslaughter...

Untreated Breast Cancer: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Story

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Newswire Contributor October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the proliferation of pink ribbons is about to start. Predatory capitalists will make breast cancer their cause, producing pink t-shirts, pocketbooks, everything....

Government Price Arbitration Is Dicey Policy

By Dr. Salatore J. Giorgianni, PharmD Men’s Health Network We are all concerned about the cost of medications. As the leading health advocacy and education non-profit for advancing the comprehensive health of boys and men in...

EXCLUSIVE: President Trump to Deliver Keynote at Benedict College Criminal Justice Reform Event

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent President Donald Trump will travel to Columbia, S.C., on Oct. 25, to deliver the keynote address at the 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum, NNPA Newswire has learned exclusively. Hosted...

Baltimore Film Debut: Meet Ms. Renaissance

By Jessica Dortch, AFRO Staff, [email protected]  Meet Ms. Renaissance: she’s ambitious, she’s driven, but “to find her dream career, she just might have to try them all.” On Oct. 19, catch the pilot episode of Ambre Anderson’s...

BSU & MSU Win, Howard Falls

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Three homecomings on the same day marked the midway point in college football season. Bowie and Morgan State gave the alumni and friends a reason to celebrate, while Howard...

AFRO to Publish Special Edition Commemorating the life of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings

By AFRO Staff The AFRO is honored to have always been listed as the first job on Rep. Elijah E. Cumming’s curricula vita and is returning the honor with a commemorative publication, “From a Sharecropper’s...

Remembering A Baltimore Hero

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington D.C. Editor Father, husband, beloved Baltimorean and Maryland’s Seventh Congressional District Democratic Representative, Elijah Cummings, died in the early morning of Oct. 17, due to complications from long-standing health challenges,...

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