Wells Fargo awards $50 million to NAACP

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, msayles@afro.com Wells Fargo recently awarded the NAACP a $50 million grant to help the civil rights organization develop a new national headquarters in Washington D.C. and bolster local NAACP branches across the country.  The grant marks the single-largest donation that the NAACP has ever received from a corporation.  “We’re


Open My Heart Foundation hosts Red Dress Gala

By AFRO Staff Open My Heart Foundation’s recently honored heart and stroke survivors at the 8th Annual Red Dress Gala. The event was held at Martin’s Crosswinds on Saturday, Feb. 18th. The organization, founded by Florence Champagne, works year round to positively impact heart health disparities in the Black community via advocacy, support groups,  and


Congressman Kweisi Mfume Introduces Legislation to Commemorate African American World War II Hero Doris Miller

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Kweisi Mfume (MD-07) announced the introduction of a pair of bills to commemorate the life and legacy of African American Mess Attendant Doris ‘Dorie’ Miller. During the attack on Pearl Harbor, Mess Attendant Miller manned an anti-aircraft gun and downed enemy planes, despite the fact that the racially segregated steward’s