Black hair should be clean of politics

By Wayne Campbell Black hair continues to be policed– and these days those at the forefront of the discrimination have a new face.   Sadly, negative opinions against Black hair these days are not only being expressed by our former European colonizers– but by those who have Black skin.  We have all read about Black students


AFRO CEO and Publisher Dr. Frances ‘Toni’ Draper speaks at commencement ceremony for Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education

By Aria Brent, AFRO Staff Writer On the evening of May 23 Johns Hopkins University’s (JHU) School of Education (SOE) held their 114th commencement ceremony, celebrating the latest group of alumni to join the network of over 24,000 educators.  AFRO Publisher and CEO Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper delivered the commencement speech for the SOE graduates


NAACP issues travel advisory for Florida

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, On May 20 the NAACP Board of Directors issued a travel notice for Florida, warning individuals that Florida is “openly hostile” concerning Black Americans, people of color and people within the LGBTQ+ community. The notice advises the aforementioned groups to “understand that the state of Florida devalues and


A Beginner’s Guide to Opening a Small Business

Photo: southworks via 123RF Have you ever considered starting your own business? The Commerce Insitute notes, “data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows an average of 4.4 million businesses are started every year.” Many people start a small business because they want to be their own boss or are dissatisfied working for someone else, particularly in corporate