With the release of the highly addictive single ‘Sweet Serenity’ by sax-man and Portland native Eldon T Jones there has never been a better time to take a look back on the career to date of this talented performer. In fact Eldon fell in love with music from an early age. Inspired by luminaries such
Black and bipolar: meet the people working to reduce stigma around mental illness in the Black community
By Mylika Scatliffe, AFRO Women’s Health Writer Noah Dyson is 23 years old, Black, and living with bipolar disorder. Attitudes about mood disorders and mental illness are slowly improving, but even today there is still stigma. “I hate the word ‘crazy,’” said Dyson. “It’s dismissive of a person’s experience. You don’t know what trauma has
By Helen Bezuneh, Special to the AFRO Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, president of the Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition (BACC), was overjoyed to hear that Circuit Court Judge Karla Smith had ruled in favor of the coalition’s fight to prevent what they call the “desecration” of a historically Black cemetery in Bethesda in 2021. She couldn’t have predicted
By Zsana Hoskins, Special to the AFRO The 2023 Ubiquitous Women’s annual expo, elevated the Black beauty industry for a ninth year by inviting Black celebrities and business owners to invest in one another. The Ubiquitous Women’s Expo was founded by Germaine Bolds-Leftridge, creator of IKnow Skincare, to uplift, empower and inspire women of color.
By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org While nurses, doctors, paramedics and other health care providers were rightfully praised for their frontline service during the COVID-19 pandemic, funeral directors became the forgotten heroes. Not only did they manage unprecedented death tolls, navigated social distancing protocols while still conducting funeral services and comforted families who couldn’t
By David J. Byrd One of the most iconic photographs in recent sports history is one of basketball legend Michael Jordan celebrating his fourth NBA championship by holding up three fingers in celebration with a cigar in his mouth. Like millions of other Black Americans, Jordan enjoys the occasional simple pleasure of smoking a celebratory
By Jesse BedaynThe Associated Press/Report for America DENVER (AP) — As Denver neared triple-digit temperatures, Ben Gallegos sat shirtless on his porch, swatting flies off his legs and spritzing himself with a misting fan to try to get through the heat. Gallegos, like many in the nation’s poorest neighborhoods, doesn’t have air conditioning. The 68-year-old
By Renata Brito, Elaine Ganley and Samy MagdyThe Associated Press When Mbengue Nyimbilo Crepin regained consciousness after collapsing in the desert, the sun had already set. Tunisian authorities had violently forced him, his wife and their 6-year-old daughter across the border to Libya by foot without water, in the blazing heat, he said. Nyimbilo crumpled
By Aria BrentAFRO Staff Writerabrent@afro.com The Reginald F. Lewis Museum currently has their “Afro-Futurist Manifesto: Blackness Reimagined” exhibit on display. The multi-medium art display is highlighting the idea of Afro-futurism and the many pioneers who have helped shape the ever growing subculture. Afro-futurism is dynamic and isn’t easily defined; however, its inability to be limited
By Megan SaylesAFRO Business Writermsayles@afro.com Google for Startups recently announced the winners of its 2023 Black Founders Fund, a program that provides equity-free cash awards and wraparound support for Black-led startups to advance their businesses. One winner came from Baltimore. Cybersecurity maven Tina Williams-Koroma has been awarded $150,000 in equity-free cash for her company, CyDeploy.