Ariyana Abroad: on the road to Ghana

By Ariyana Griffin, Special to the AFRO In Los Angeles, where I am originally from, we have a small subsection called Leimert Park Village – aka Africatown. The pavement is engraved with Adinkra symbols. African drum sessions take over the streets and Black owned businesses occupy the buildings. It is a place where we can


A Guide to Saving Money on Minimum Wage

Photo: milkos via 123RF Living on minimum wage can be challenging, especially when trying to save money. Yet, putting money aside for emergencies and large expenses is one of the most critical pieces of creating financial well-being. A few thousand dollars in savings can protect you from going into debt or other consequences, such as eviction


G.I. Restoration Act of 2023: Federal legislation aims to restore benefits denied Black veterans in original G.I. bill

By Deborah Bailey, AFRO Contributing Editor, The G.I. Restoration Act of 2023, introduced in Congress this year by Assistant Democratic Leader Jim D. Clyburn (D-SC-6) and Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA), aims to change life in America for Black descendants of World War II veterans who were denied the benefits of the original G.I. Bill