France’s militarized law enforcement continues a history of anti-Black racism

By DaQuan Lawrence, AFRO International Writer, 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

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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


A knack for horseback

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


PRESS ROOM: D.C. presents ‘Dine All Night’

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