Parenting Points: Give Your Kids The Best You’ve Got

By Marnita Coleman, Special to AFRO We tend to spruce up things a bit whenever we have guests, or company, over the house. We want our guests to experience all of the comfort of a tidy...

Black Teen Suicide Reaches Historic Highs

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia African American teenagers in the United States historically have had lower suicide rates than their white counterparts – until now. A new study analyzing suicide among American teens by a...

D.C. Speaks: Battling Breast Cancer with God as Guide

By Bernetta Townsend “D.C. SPEAKS” is a series branching from the AFRO’s goal of engaging residents in the storytelling of their own communities.  To continue providing hyper local accounts to readers, the AFRO has taken to...

The Simple Things

By Marnita Coleman Special to AFRO Looking back over my childhood, I can remember things that my parents taught my siblings and I, and certain behaviors that they expected from us.  At the time, it didn't...

A Survivor’s Survival Guide

By Jacqueline R. McEwan God Still Heals So you shall serve the LORD your God, and he will bless your bread, and your water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of you. (Exodus...

COMMENTARY: Deadly and Dangerous — Healthcare in America

By Ray Curry, Secretary-Treasurer, UAW via NNPA Laughter is the Best Medicine, says the Reader’s Digest version of America. But, not when it’s the only medicine, responds the America that far too many have known and...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Survivor’s Survival Guide

By Eboni Rogers, Special to AFRO Fight like a girl, and win!  My story is not unique from any other woman’s story, but it’s my story nonetheless. Have you ever sat and wondered how your life would...

DC Named in “Horrifying” St. Elizabeth’s Complaint

By AFRO Staff St. Elizabeth’s Hospital reported its water clean and clear of bacteria in the late evening of October 23. The psychiatric hospital expected water service to resume the same night. However, the Washington Lawyers’...

Red Cross Seeks Blood Donors During Flu Season

By AFRO Staff The American Red Cross has put out the call for blood donors this Fall. Anticipating a drop in eligible donors as flu season approaches, the Red Cross is seeking to “ensure a strong...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Survivor’s Survival Guide

By Marnita Coleman, Special to AFRO Help someone to overcome their problem and it will help you overcome yours.  You reap what you sow. Family, as I bring this article to a close, I would like to...

UN Says 1st Local Polio Case Found in Zambia Since 1995

By The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says Zambia has reported its first local case of polio since 1995, in a 2-year-old boy paralyzed by a virus derived from the vaccine. In...

Hopkins Among Top Hospitals For Blacks 

By Special to AFRO The website, BlackDoctor.org (BDO), the leading health and wellness online destination for African Americans, announced its 2019-20 Top Hospitals & Health Systems for Diversity. These hospitals represent all regions of the United...

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