Phylicia Rashad steps down as Dean of Howard University’s Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts

By Deborah Bailey, AFRO Contributing Editor, Phylicia Rashad, dean of Howard University’s Chadwick Boseman College of Fine Arts, is stepping down from her position at the end of the 2023-2024 academic year.   Rashad, appointed by Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick in May 2021, shocked many as her resignation was announced just days before


Zimbabwe’s opposition alleges ‘gigantic fraud’ in vote that extends the ZANU-PF party’s 43-year rule

By Farai Mutsaka and Gerald ImrayThe Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader on Aug. 27 alleged “blatant and gigantic fraud” in the country’s election after President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner and international observers reported an atmosphere of intimidation against voters. The returns from the latest troubled vote in the


Why This Teacher Spent $4,200 on Classroom Supplies

From pencils and notebooks to tables and chairs, low-paid teachers are shelling out big bucks for necessities their schools won’t provide. by Maya Pottiger  August 21, 2023Word In When she graduated from college, Kayla Gamble had a typical request: Money. But Gamble, who had just earned her teaching degree, wasn’t putting the money toward


Leaders demand justice and equal rights for Black citizens at March on Washington

By DaQuan LawrenceAFRO International As the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (MOW) returned to the nation’s capital for its 60th commemoration and iteration, national and international leaders called attention to the importance of remaining committed to the struggle for civil liberties and human rights. On Aug. 26, thousands of attendees from across