By Dayvon Love, Special to the AFRO For 13 years, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS) has been aspiring to be an independent, Black, revolutionary political organization that can have a meaningful impact on the lives of Black people in the Baltimore region. We were clear that in order to advocate in a way that
By Yugo Hines, Special to the AFRO October is National Depression Awareness Month, a time for advocates and health organizations around the globe to focus on educating the public about the condition that affects more than 280 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Though National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) is recognized on
By Marnita Coleman, Special to the AFRO Bishop C. Guy Robinson, pastor of The Tabernacle of the Lord Church and Ministries in West Baltimore, is on a journey to normalize mental wellness from his pulpit. Known as a “mental health theologian,” he believes partnerships between pastors and mental health professionals in service to the African-American
Slave descendants discuss connections to D.C., Virginia estates during landmark lecture on Georgetown campus
By Mennatalla IbrahimSpecial to the AFRO There’s great comfort and privilege in tracing one’s features or mannerisms through a family line. However, for many African Americans across the country, this task is often marked with a unique pain and difficulty due to the absence or distortion of records left behind during slavery. The annual Tudor
By Joseph Williams, Word In Black Jenn Roberts had done everything right. But it all felt wrong. “I was one of the first in my family to go off to college,” she said. “I found a good guy in college, got married really early — did all the things I was supposed to do. And
D.C. authorities investigate death of A’nee Roberson, Black transgender woman fatally struck by car after assault
By Chrisleen HerardSpecial to the AFRO A’nee Roberson was near Nellie’s Sports Bar on the early morning of Oct. 14 when she was attacked by an unknown assailant. Authorities say after the attack she ended up on a roadway, where she was fatally struck by a vehicle. D.C. authorities are now investigating whether gender identity
The California governor is on a weeklong visit to China aimed at negotiating climate partnerships.
The Supreme Court declared unconstitutional a legal clause requiring transgender people to undergo sterilization to legally change their gender identity.
A huge religious festival shows that India remains a country of diverse political and social beliefs, despite the right-wing national government’s dominance.
A widely cited missile video does not shed light on what happened, a Times analysis concludes.