By Ericka Alston Buck, Special to the AFRO Your person is only your person for as long as they’re your person. Once, when I was on a healing journey regarding my fear of vulnerability and my inability to commit, I was faced with this life changing revelation: “All relationships involve taking a risk. We must
Tyron and April Harper are the husband and wife team behind Harp Vision, a business started to provide natural relief to people’s chronic pain. (Photo by Anthony Georgis) By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org Husband and wife Tyron and April Harper suffered from chronic pain for years. Tyron Harper deals with fibromyalgia, a disorder
By Navy Office of Community Outreach SOUTH CHINA SEA (July 7, 2023) Aviation Support Equipment Technician 2nd Class D’Angelo Scriven, from Baltimore, sings on the aft mess decks aboard the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), during an open-mic night hosted by the Morale, Welfare and Recreation committee in the
Photo: Anna Tolipova via 123RF Zombie debt is a term that describes old debts that have been written off or deemed uncollectible by the original creditor. This usually happens when zero payments have been received for a specific period, typically six months or more, and the creditor has exhausted all efforts to collect the debt.
By Aria Brent, AFRO Staff Writer, email@example.com The Commission on African American History and Culture (CAAHC) has a new chair in charge. Edwin T. Johnson, Ph.D stepped into his role as chair of the CAAHC on July 1. Johnson also serves as the university historian and special assistant to the provost at Morgan State University.
By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org Four eighth-grade students from New Song Academy recently won big at the Philanthropy Tank Finals Event in Pikesville, Md. Aniya Ponton, Samahj Chestnut, Ryeona Watson and Logan Reynolds received $13,000 for their business pitch, an initiative to improve access to healthy food choices, called Bmore Fresh. The social
Afros, twists and plaits: Trinidad and Tobago on a quest for more diverse hairstyles at schools afteroutcry
By Dánica CotoThe Associated Press Government officials are pushing to relax hair codes at schools in Trinidad and Tobago following a recent public outcry over nearly two dozen students who didn’t receive their high school diploma because they wore Afros, cornrows and other hairstyles at graduation. Education Minister Nyan Gadsby-Dolly called for new rules that
By: DaQuan Lawrence AFRO International Writer DLawrence@afro.com Law enforcement officers in Baltimore and Philadelphia arrested individuals suspected of involvement in mass shootings that occurred around the Fourth of July holiday weekend. On July 7, members of Baltimore Police Department’s (BPD) Homicide and SWAT team arrested a 17-year-old male, after obtaining a search warrant and examining
By Alex Veiga, AP Business Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Would-be homebuyers are willing to take on sharply higher mortgage payments, even as home prices have begun to pull back this year. The median monthly payment listed on applications for home purchase loans jumped 14.1% in May from a year earlier to an all-time high
Harvard and UNC-Chapel Hill find a way forward after Supreme Court strikes affirmative action in college admissions
By Deborah Bailey, AFRO Contributing Editor, email@example.com Claudine Gay, the 30th President of Harvard University, knew months ago that the Supreme Court would render a decision on Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College close to the end of the term in late June. Gay quickly realized that a good deal