Taraji Henson Testifies on Capitol Hill

By Lauren Victoria Burke, Special to the AFRO Award-winning actress and ‘Empire’ star Taraji P. Henson testified before members of Congress on mental health issues in the African American community. “I am here using my celebrity, using...

‘Survive, Not Enjoy’: Heat, Humidity Gripping Half the US

By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races, chased baseball fans out of...

Mayor Bowser Tackles Measles

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is giving residents easier access to vaccination in an effort to combat the nation wide measles outbreak before it has the chance to...

Breast Cancer is the Most Imperative Health Issue Facing African American Women

By Ricki Fairley, Vice President, Sisters Network, Inc. Though Black women get breast cancer at a slightly lower incidence rate than white women, Black women are 42% more like to DIE of breast cancer than...

Minority-Owned Naturade Rolls Out Organic Nutritional Shakes

(Business Wire) – Minority-owned Naturade VeganSmart, the premier choice for all-in-one nutritional vegan shakes, vegan recipes and a cleanse program, is excited to announce the introduction of VeganSmart All-in-One Organic Shakes. The new USDA Organic shakes offer a...

Howard University Hospital Announces WIC Center

By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO Howard University Hospital announced the opening of their Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Family Center at the Joint Base Anacostia –Bolling (JBAB), located at 53 MacDill Boulevard (Building 53)...

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...
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