By Ralph E. Moore, Jr., Special to the AFRO Starting way back in 1944, the great Sam Lacy was sports editor for the AFRO American Newspaper. Mr. Lacy not only […] The post Commentary: The AFRO at 130: a look back at the legacy of Sam Lacy appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By AFRO Staff Black Americans experienced a new level of freedom as automobiles and public transportation evolved over time. Though it was dangerous to be a Black American on the […] The post AFRO on the move: how traveling reporters kept readers informed from coast to coast appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By Kara Thompson, Special to the AFRO When the Freedom Riders risked their lives in 1961 to protest the segregated bus system in the American south, Moses Newson was there. […] The post Moses Newson: Black journalist extraordinaire and AFRO all star speaks at 95 appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By U.S. Representative Kweisi Mfume (MD-7), Special to the AFRO For 130 years, the AFRO-American Newspaper has been the eyes, ears, and voice of our community. On the anniversary of its […] The post Congressman Kweisi Mfume reflects on the AFRO at 130 appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
Greenwood Rising: New Digital Resources Shed Light on Overlooked History of ‘Black Wall Street’ and the ‘1921 Tulsa Race Massacre’
The digital guide makes the history and collection available to scholars, historians, teachers, and students anywhere in the world Tulsa, OK – August 11, 2022 – Today, Greenwood Rising announced a […] The post Greenwood Rising: New Digital Resources Shed Light on Overlooked History of ‘Black Wall Street’ and the ‘1921 Tulsa Race Massacre’ appeared first
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent, @StacyBrownMedia Even as Tony Finau, Taylor Pendrith, Cameron Champ, and others stormed the leaderboard, officials were once again making sure that […] The post Rocket mortgage ‘Changing the Course’ for Black Detroit residents during PGA tour event appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By LaNail R. Plummer, Ed.D In 2004, I gave birth to my first child. I was 23 years old, a recent college graduate, an officer in the United States Army, […] The post Black women and the freedom of choice appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By Courtney Alexander, Digital Marketing Editor Before becoming the award-winning gospel singer he is today, Deitrick Haddon was gaining inspiration from his family. The Detroit, Mich. native began his career […] The post Deitrick Haddon discusses being authentic to his craft and latest gospel projects appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Lamont Dozier, the middle name of the celebrated Holland-Dozier-Holland team that wrote and produced “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Heat Wave” and dozens […] The post Motown songwriter-producer Lamont Dozier dead at 81 appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By Ralph E. Moore Jr., Special to the AFRO The Social Justice Committee of St. Ann Catholic Church has been working on a letter writing campaign to Pope Francis for […] The post #FaithWorks: The Moore Report: We’re saints too appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .