US-Based gospel artist, Z-LOUS is out with a dance-ready new single “Bow Down,” featuring Award-winning Nigerian gospel sensation, Eben – available today on all major music streaming platforms. This marks Z-lous’ first new music this year and follows his acclaimed collaboration with WCI New York Choir on “Awesome God” released in 2022. Accompanied by a
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By Amaka Watson, Defender Network Hurricane season is here, meaning the time has come to prepare for natural disasters that traditionally impact America’s southern states. Preparation is key when it comes to catastrophic events. Individuals and families must take proactive steps to safeguard themselves against potential storms. Here are the top five steps you can
By Maya Richard-Craven, Word in Black Imagine a world where Black folks experience liberation. We receive reparations for centuries of racial harms. Compensation goes beyond making amends for the atrocities committed during slavery. And the environmental problems affecting Black people get addressed head-on. If the promised 40 acres and a mule had been given, that
By Askya Alexander, Special to the AFRO The Mental Health America Conference hosted a weeklong event in Washington, D.C. from June 6 to June 10. The organization brought renowned experts, practitioners and advocates from across the country to address the pressing challenges surrounding mental health. This year’s theme happened to bring a particular emphasis on
By Aria Brent, AFRO Staff Writer, email@example.com Residents in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia (DMV) area once again experienced unhealthy air quality on June 29 due to wildfires rage in Canada. The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) issued an alarming air quality alert. “Northwest winds have pushed smoke from the Great Lakes region into
By Bria Overs, Word in Black From coast to coast, Americans are closely watching and dreading the upcoming end to the federal student loan payment pause. Borrowers in some states, however, have more debt than others. For Black people, the lasting effects of their debt depend on where they live which is often in those
By Michelle Richardson Black History Month isn’t the only time of the year dedicated to the culture. Along with Juneteenth, June is also Black Music Month. Black Music Month was created by former President Jimmy Carter in 1979 to “celebrate the African American musical influences that comprise an essential part of our nation’s treasured cultural
Elected officials, community leaders and education advocates weigh in on Supreme Court decision to nix affirmative action
By AFRO Staff The Supreme Court eliminated the use of affirmative action in higher education on June 29, siding with the conservative group, Students for Fair Admissions (SF, which alleged discrimination against Asian applicants. The ruling means that race will no longer be considered in the admissions process for colleges and universities across the United