AFRO to host event honoring funeral professionals as ‘unsung heroes’

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, While nurses, doctors, paramedics and other health care providers were rightfully praised for their frontline service during the COVID-19 pandemic, funeral directors became the forgotten heroes.  Not only did they manage unprecedented death tolls, navigated social distancing protocols while still conducting funeral services and comforted families who couldn’t


Reginald F. Lewis Museum exhibit highlights Afro-futurism movement

By Aria BrentAFRO Staff The Reginald F. Lewis Museum currently has their “Afro-Futurist Manifesto: Blackness Reimagined” exhibit on display. The multi-medium art display is highlighting the idea of Afro-futurism and the many pioneers who have helped shape the ever growing subculture. Afro-futurism is dynamic and isn’t easily defined; however, its inability to be limited


Education in America: we are not colorblind

Kerry Mitchell Brown, Ph.D (Courtesy Photo) By Kerry Mitchell Brown, Ph.D This country has never had equitable and inclusive structures, and colorblindness has never been a thing. The national identity built into our structures, laws, practices, and lived experiences is White supremacist. Race and skin color have always had consequences in this country. Affirmative action


Carlee Russell admits it was all a hoax

By ReShonda Tate, Houston Defender The 25-year-old Alabama woman whose account of her mysterious 48-hour disappearance was questioned by police, has admitted she was not kidnapped. According to a statement from her attorney, Carlee Russell, admitted to Hoover police that she was not abducted from the side of Interstate 459 when she said she stopped