By Aria Brent, AFRO Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org It can be hard to support someone as they navigate grief. It’s even harder helping a child process one of life’s biggest challenges– but in many Black communities, conversations about death are happening earlier and earlier as youth increasingly become victims of violent crime. Grief is a feeling
By Anissa Durham, Word in Black Whether you’ve ever experienced suicidal ideations or talked about it — Black folks are suffering in silence. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Feelings of sadness and hopelessness are common in the Black community. Some people may experience suicidal ideation, which means wanting to take your own
Forest Park Senior Center: Baltimore residents, community leaders and law enforcement join together for National Night Out
By AFRO Staff From East to West, Baltimore residents of all ages participated in National Night Out. The Forest Park Senior Center joined the cause, hosting an event at their location, in the 4800 block of Liberty Heights Avenue. Mayor Scott (left) attended multiple NNO events with other officials and community leaders like Maryland State Del.
By Danielle Browne America’s farmers are aging. To avoid a crisis, we need to lower the economic barriers of entry for young farmers. I consider my days in the sun as a young, organic farmer to be the most rewarding work I’ve done. The days were long, hot, and unforgiving, but I felt free. Farmers
By Megan Sayles AFRO Business Writer email@example.com The AFRO took time to honor the “Unsung Heroes” of the COVID-19 pandemic at Valley Mansion by Martin’s on Aug. 6. The media company commended morticians for the critical and often under recognized role they played in helping families navigate the loss of a loved one during a
Renowned civil rights advocate Charles J. Ogletree Jr. dies, leaving a legacy of justice and empowerment
By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia Charles J. Ogletree Jr., a distinguished Harvard Law School professor, celebrated attorney, and leading civil rights advocate, has died at 70.Ogletree, who had battled Alzheimer’s disease since 2015, reportedly died at his home in Maryland.“Charles was a tireless advocate for civil rights, equality, human dignity, and social
By Maria ShermanAP Music Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three years have passed since hip-hop superstar Megan Thee Stallion was shot multiple times by rapper Tory Lanez in Los Angeles following a pool party at the home of Kylie Jenner. On Aug. 7, Lanez is scheduled to be sentenced, following his December conviction on three
Attending colleges ‘in the middle of nowhere’ can present a struggle for Black students who need hair care products. (Black PR Wire) – When Rahya Kelley isn’t attending classes or practicing with her cheerleading squad at Olivet College, she styles the hair of Black students on campus. But it can be tough for Kelley to
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Police have arrested a 17-year-old high school student on a hate-motivated murder charge in the fatal stabbing of a professional dancer during an altercation between two groups of friends at a New York City gas station last weekend. Police took the teenager into custody Aug. 4 in connection
The storm, which battered Okinawa last week, made an unusual zigzag move and now threatens the Japanese island of Kyushu.