By DaQuan Lawrence, AFRO International Writer, DLawrence@afro.com As the June 27 traffic stop-turned-killing of Nahel Merzouk, 17, in Nanterre, France, led to weeks of nationwide protest and social unrest, many are saying the authorities’ overtly militarized response mirrors France’s history of colonialism and anti-Black oppression. The weeks following Merzouk’s unlawful death were filled with acts
AFRO inside look: thought leaders and creatives join Vice President Kamala Harris at her residence to celebrate Black visual artists
By Savannah G.M. Wood, Special to the AFRO On the evening of Monday, September 19, I was honored to attend a private event at the Vice President of the United States’s residence celebrating Black visual artists. Jessica Bell Brown, Curator and Department Head for Contemporary Art at the Baltimore Museum of Art and Curator of
By Mekhi Abbott, Special to the AFRO ‘It’s like hockey on horseback’ A perfect illustration of the sport of polo. However, even though one can start to picture what playing polo looks like after reading that quote, most black people couldn’t imagine themselves riding on the back of a horse and still can’t picture themselves
By Colleen Slevin and Matthew Brown The Associated Press BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — Elijah McClain’s mother left a Colorado courtroom in tears Sept. 22 after prosecutors showed video footage of the 23-year-old Black man pinned down by police officers during a fatal 2019 confrontation, which rose to prominence during nationwide protests over racial discrimination and
By Aria Brent, AFRO Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, making right now the perfect time to learn how to recognize symptoms of the disease and what treatment options are available. Rev. Dr. Kevin Slayton, pastor of Northwood- Appold United Methodist Church (Northwood- Appold UMC), uses his role as a faith leader
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser invites residents and visitors to celebrate the launch of Dine All Night, the newest addition to the popular annual Art All Night program. Supported by the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), Dine All Night will feature unique menus, experiences and offerings from over 60 restaurants across
By Joseph Williams, Word in Black Dr. Fallon Wilson has seen the future, and it is Black. A technology maven and self-described prophet, her visions are of Black Americans thriving in a society that’s equal parts Black Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and Wakanda. Every Black school and household will have broadband internet access. Well-funded historically
President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine commended Canada for its role in equipping Ukraine with weapons and training soldiers.
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met on Friday with African leaders in hopes of reversing a coup in Niger, as the U.S. tries to deliver on promises to the growing but troubled continent.
While the Ukrainian military remains focused on retaking territory in the east, American officials are pushing for a shift to the south.