Parenting Points —  A strong self-image is a strong child!

Submitted to the AFRO by Marnita Coleman When a baby is born, families almost always want to know who the baby looks like. DNA, passed from parents to offspring, contains specific traits from genes.  While children may...

Black Leaders and Organizers Address Black Youth and Mental Health

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Just a couple weeks shy of National Mental Health Month, a young Black boy took his life due to bullying. Nigel Shelby’s story may have taken some people...

Norton Introduces Bill to Ban E-Cigarette Smoking on Amtrak

By AFRO Staff Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today she has introduced the Banning Smoking on Amtrak Act of 2019, which would codify Amtrak’s internal policy prohibiting smoking, including electronic cigarettes, on its trains.  The...

The Healing Power of the Living Well

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Throughout history, people of color have gathered at the water for healing, cleansing and revitalization. Chapter four of the Book of John speaks specifically of Jesus traveling to a town...

Singleton’s Death a Stark Reminder of Stroke Signs and Prevention

By Dr. Janet Seabrook When I first heard that award-winning, Hollywood film producer John Singleton had been placed on life support, I immediately wanted to know: why? After all, I knew he was barely 50,...

U.S. Department of Agriculture Renews $2.5M Partnership With Thurgood Marshall College Fund For HBCU...

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is proud to announce today the continued partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement...

Why Wakanda Matters to Black Mental Health

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO “Our children are dying,” Dr. Harriette E. Wimms told the AFRO. “It’s so powerful and so frightening.” Saturday, April 13, the AFRO attended act two of the Black...

Among the Flowers, Animals or Pints of Beer, Yoga is a Draw

By Sanchali Singh, Capital News Service Walking through the United States Botanic Garden, you might be surprised to see some visitors carrying yoga mats on their backs. Most likely, they just finished or are about to...

Black Maternal Health Crisis Prompts Politicians, Providers to Act

By AMBRIAH UNDERWOOD, Capital News Service One previous cesarean section, a five-page written plan outlining post-delivery care for her oldest child and around 12 weeks of natural childbirth classes still didn’t prove to be enough preparation...

National Cannabis Fest on Weed Holiday “ 4/20”

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Legend has it “420” (4:20 or 4/20) became notorious in the marijuana community after 1971, when five students at San Rafael High School in California would meet at 4:20...

Sarbanes Calls Insulin-Pricing System “Hocus Pocus”

By BRIAN ABATE and EUGENE "JESSE" NASH IV, Capital News Service WASHINGTON - Maryland Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes on Wednesday criticized insulin producers for their lack of transparency in setting prices. “I do not buy the argument...

Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Might be Declared Global Emergency

By JAMEY KEATEN and MARIA CHENG Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — A top Red Cross official said Friday he's "more concerned than I have ever been" about the possible regional spread of the Ebola virus...
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