Funeral service for Rev. Dr. Alfred C.D. Vaughn draws elected officials, faith leaders and friends from around the country

By Aria Brent, AFRO Staff Hundreds packed into West Baltimore’s Sharon Baptist Church on the corner of Presstman and Stricker streets on April 1 to honor the life and legacy of the Baltimore legend, the Rev. Dr. Alfred C.D. Vaughn.  “Don’t you hear the bells ringing? Don’t you hear the angels singing ‘Glory, Hallelujah? Jubilee!’


Black lawmakers from Tennessee reinstated

Rep. Gloria Johnson (D-Knoxville) walks in solidarity with Rep. Justin Jones (D-Nashville) and Rep. Justin Pearson (D-Memphis) on the Fisk University’s campus after hearing Vice President Kamala Harris speak on April 7 in Nashville. Both Pearson and Jones were expelled from the House, but both were reinstated by April 12. (AP Photo/George Walker IV) By


Commentary: Clarence Thomas is in trouble – again

By Gloria Browne-Marshall, Special to the AFRO Clarence Thomas has served on the U.S. Supreme Court since 1991.  African American and born in poverty in Pinpoint, Ga., Thomas attended Yale Law School and took the place of Thurgood Marshall, a civil rights attorney and first African American on the Supreme Court.  Those facts should bring


AFRO announces star-studded Baltimore AFRO High Tea

By Ciara Franklin, Abel Communications, for the AFRO The AFRO will host the annual Baltimore AFRO High Tea on April 22, honoring “Maryland’s Leading Ladies.” This year’s event features Maryland’s most prominent women in leadership, including First Lady Dawn Moore, Lt. Governor Aruna Miller, Comptroller Brooke Lierman, and Speaker of the House of Delegates, Adrienne

Mercy Chinwo’s “Elevated” EP Out Now!!

After much anticipation, Mercy Chinwo‘s “Elevated” EP is finally out and available now to download/stream on all digital platforms. The 6-track collection is Mercy’s first project since her widely-received ‘SATISFIED’ album which dropped in 2020. Heralded by lead single “Confidence,” which received wide acclaim, ‘Elevated’ EP is co-produced by Israel Adedamola and Skerz Beatz.  Taking