The spiritual dimension of Kwanzaa

by Jitahadi Imara One of the many attractive aspects of Kwanzaa, the African American holiday celebrated December 26th through January 1st, is its spiritual feature. Although Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday, it nevertheless has a spiritual dimension. One of the many attractive aspects of Kwanzaa, the African American holiday celebrated December 26th through January


Acupuncture: don’t be afraid of the needles that heal

By Reginald Williams, Special to the AFRO According to the Healthcare System Performance Ranking, America ranks last in access to care, healthcare outcomes, and administrative efficiency. Simultaneously, the great United States is the most expensive healthcare system in the industrial world. Despite being one of the wealthiest nations worldwide, America’s citizens and healthcare systems are


Jury deliberated seven hours before finding Daystar “Tory Lanez” Peterson guilty of shooting Megan thee Stallion, sentencing set for Jan. 27

By AFRO Staff The future of Daystar Peterson, known worldwide by the rap moniker “Tory Lanez,” was decided by a jury in just seven hours, according to information released by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The guilty verdict was handed down after the jury heard evidence of Peterson’s involvement in the shooting of


Christmas Greetings from the AFRO

Thomas Stockett Holiday Drawings Thomas Stockett served as the AFRO’s editorial cartoonist from 1955 until his death in 2007. Throughout that time, he was the visual voice of the paper, illustrating its editorial point of view to help readers envision numerous topics from a Black perspective. His illustrations provide historical relevance to African American Studies, African Diaspora


Baltimore Choral Arts Society and Morgan State University Choir to usher Christmas at Baltimore Basilica on MPT

By Reginald Williams, Special to the AFRO The Baltimore Choral Arts Society presents Christmas with Choral Arts, a 29-year-old tradition, featuring holiday music and dramatic readings on Dec. 24. The event, which includes an audience sing-along, will be presented by Artworks and aired on Maryland Public Television (MPT) at 8 p.m.  The concert will feature