Top five hurricane season preparation tips

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


There can’t be reparations without climate justice

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


Five albums to listen to during Black Music Month 

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