AFRO to host event honoring funeral professionals as ‘unsung heroes’

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, 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


‘God willing, we will meet again in Libya.’ A migrant family’s tale shows chaos at Tunisian border

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


Reginald F. Lewis Museum exhibit highlights Afro-futurism movement

By Aria BrentAFRO Staff 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


Google Black Founders Fund awards $150,000 to Baltimore cybersecurity maven

By Megan SaylesAFRO Business 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.


Historically Black fraternity drops Florida for convention because of DeSantis policies

BY MIKE SCHNEIDERUpdated 12:11 PM EDT, July 29, 2023 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The oldest historically Black collegiate fraternity in the U.S. says it is relocating a planned convention in two years from Florida because of what it described as Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration’s “harmful, racist and insensitive” policies towards African Americans. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity said this