10 Best The Staple Singers Songs of All Time

The Staple Singers were an influential American gospel, soul, and R&B group formed in the 1950s. The group consisted of family members Roebuck “Pops” Staples, his daughters Mavis, Cleotha, and Yvonne, and later, son Pervis. Known for their distinctive blend of soulful harmonies and socially conscious lyrics, the Staple Singers made a significant impact on


10 Best John Lennon Songs of All Time

John Lennon, born John Winston Lennon, was an iconic English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who is best known as one of the founding members of the Beatles. Born in 1940 in Liverpool, England, Lennon’s talent, creativity, and outspoken personality made him one of the most influential figures in the history of popular music. As


10 Best Inxs Songs of All Time

INXS was an Australian rock band that rose to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s, known for their infectious blend of new wave, pop, and rock music. The band’s lineup consisted of lead vocalist Michael Hutchence, guitarist Tim Farriss, bassist Garry Gary Beers, brothers Andrew Farriss on keyboards and Jon Farriss on drums, and guitarist


10 Best One Direction Songs of All Time

One Direction was a British-Irish boy band that gained international fame and became a global sensation in the early 2010s. The band was formed on the reality TV show “The X Factor” in 2010, and its members—Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson—were brought together to create a musical group. One


10 Best Patti Labelle Songs of All Time

Patti LaBelle, born Patricia Louise Holt, is an American singer, actress, and entrepreneur known for her powerful and dynamic vocal abilities. Born in 1944 in Pennsylvania, LaBelle has enjoyed a long and illustrious career spanning several decades, earning her the title of “Godmother of Soul” and establishing herself as one of the most iconic voices


25 Black films we’re looking forward to in 2023

by Kaiya Shunyata In the first few months of this year alone, Black films have made some significant strides. From Michael B. Jordan making his directorial debut with “Creed III” to A.V Rockwell’s tender and poignant “A Thousand and One” making noise at Sundance, 2023 is shaping to be a substantial year for Black cinema.


Breaking down racial disparities in diabetes prevalence

Andrey_Popov // Shutterstock Diabetes is a disease about which there are countless myths, misconceptions, and even moral judgments. Widespread cultural beliefs about who develops diabetes—as well as how and why—contribute to stigma and shame around the illness while obscuring its real, and very troubling, social determinants. To many, diabetes—particularly Type 2—is associated with bad decision-making:


Black Music Month: a salute to the Black church

By Ralph E. Moore JrSpecial to the AFRO Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye photo credit: courtesy of Spotify Photo courtesy of Unsplash / Adrien Olichon Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye photo credit: courtesy of Spotify Black entertainers may be varied in genre and style, but from Aretha Franklin to Marvin Gaye, many have a shared


Counties with the highest unemployment in Maryland

By Stacker Unemployment rates, while significantly lower than the alarming pandemic peak of 14.7 percent experienced in April 2020, remain a subject of concern, though experts’ views on a potential recession are mixed. The last economic recession—the Great Recession of 2007-2009—sent rates up to 10% as of October 2009. It was not until the spring

Chicago and Midwest Air Quality Declines as Canada Wildfire Smoke Lingers – The New York Times

Chicago and Midwest Air Quality Declines as Canada Wildfire Smoke Lingers  The New York Times Midwest air quality plummets as Canada wildfire smoke moves in  Yahoo News Chicago Skyline Obscured By Thick Smoke | Weather.com  The Weather Channel Chicago air quality worst in the world today  Crain’s Chicago Business Streaming Live: Monitoring air quality as Chicago tops list of