Alelia Murphy Celebrated as Supercentenarian at 114

The oldest woman in the United States is Black.  Alelia Murphy has been confirmed as the oldest living person in the United States. She just celebrated her 114th birthday on July 6th. She was honored...

Stevie Wonder Says He’s Getting A Kidney Transplant In Fall

By Gregory Katz, The Associated Press Stevie Wonder surprised concertgoers in London the night of July 6 by announcing that he will take a break from performing so that he can receive a kidney transplant...

Bodden Foundation to Address Mental Health

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Former NFL defensive back and Prince George’s County native Leigh Bodden knows all too well about dealing with pain and putting on a brave face.  Most of...

Air Pollution vs. People of Color

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO As the 2020 race for Presidency of the United States unfolds, climate change is amongst one of the most pressing issues that the candidates are being asked to share...

Bill Introduced to Improve Maternal Healthcare

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Expectant mothers face challenges when seeking quality prenatal care in the District of Columbia.  Economic and transportation barriers contribute to the District’s infant mortality rate which is...

Are Low-Income Residents a Priority?

By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, Special to the AFRO Water has for the most part has been restored to the residents of Poe Homes in West Baltimore.  But an air of wariness remains among residents...

Water With No Pressure at Poe Homes

By Jamesia Downer, AFRO Intern Summer has just started, and the temperatures around the city are rising. In a West Baltimore community, Poe Homes, the residents lived in their homes for up to eight days without...

Mary and Main Offers Millennial Business Example

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] When Hope Wiseman graduated from Spelman College she had the world in the palm of her hand. After earning her degree from the  prestigious all women’s Historically...

Trump on Healthcare

By Ricardo Alonszo-Zaldivar WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to help keep costs down . The idea is to give...

‘Michael Jackson Drug’ Still Prompts Curiosity From Patients

By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer It remains the most widely used anesthetic in U.S. hospitals, but many patients still remember propofol as the drug that killed Michael Jackson. Most are no longer afraid of...

Sen. Sanders and Rep. Cummings Call on Justice Department to Investigate Generic Drug Companies...

By AFRO Staff Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, wrote to Attorney General William Barr...

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...
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