African American Mayors head U.S.’s four largest cities

By AmNews Staff Reports, New York Amsterdam News The African American Mayors Association held its ninth annual conference April 19-21 in Washington, D.C. Under the conference theme “Our Mayors Our Cities: The Catalyst for Equitable and Inclusive Growth,” participants talked about the future of leadership, change, and growth in cities across America.  This year’s conference was historic


Simone Biles says ‘I Do’

By The Defender News Service Simone Biles is married. The Olympic gymnast married NFL player Jonathan Owens. The 26-year-old announced the exciting news on social media on Saturday. The pair was first romantically linked in 2020 after meeting on a dating app. More than one year after announcing their engagement, the Olympian, 26, and football


Ashleigh Fields hired as new AFRO assistant editor

By Aria Brent, AFRO Staff A fresh perspective has arrived at The AFRO-American Newspapers. Ashleigh Fields has been named the new assistant editor, bringing new ideas to the oldest Black-owned business in Maryland.  Fields’ passion for Black media is one she’s been pursuing throughout her entire college tenure. The North Carolina native is a graduating


Howard University hosts panel and expo for Black women

By Corinne DorseySpecial to the AFRO Howard University held a moderated discussion on April 13 focused on helping Black women in media achieve success. The event, titled the “Black Women Empowerment Panel and Expo,” was part of the annual Springfest event in Cramton Auditorium.  The event showcased the diversity and depth of Black women’s experiences