*Congrats are in order for Big Sean and Jhené Akko as they are expecting their first child together! Jhené debuted her baby bump during an outing with Big Sean in Beverly Hills on Saturday. According to TMZ, it is unclear how far along Jhené is or the baby’s gender but fans speculated about her pregnancy
*If you’re not familiar with NPR‘s “Tiny Desk” series, we can’t think of a better time to check out the show than right now because the latest episode features the one and only Usher Raymond and his band and his backup singers. “I’m hoping to just really have fun today with this office party that
By Ben Jealous Did you ever wonder whether elections really matter? Well, the Trump Supreme Court majority has answered that question for good. Or, more accurately, they have answered it […] The post Op-ed: Start now to take back the Supreme Court appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
Howard Summer Multi-Media Institute participants witness historic Supreme Court activity during two week session
By HR Harris, Special to the AFRO We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable […] The post Howard Summer Multi-Media Institute participants witness historic Supreme Court activity during two week session appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By Deborah Bailey, AFRO D.C. Editor While the Federal and District Governments are planning fireworks and parades for downtown Washington D.C., others are preparing to wear black on 4 July […] The post Social Media protests planned on July 4 in response to Supreme Court abortion decision – Wear black appeared first on AFRO American
By Marc H. Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League “It’s within our DNA as black women, and some of it is within the historical evolution of who we are […] The post TBE#26 – Essence Festival: A Birthday Party That Has Grown Into A National Cultural Touchstone appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By Ben Jealous “Do you know how it feels to have the president of the United States target you?” Those are the words of Ruby Freeman, a Black woman and […] The post Trump’s lies destroyed the lives of both supporters and nonsupporters appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By Ralph E. Moore, Jr., Special to the AFRO Otis Blackwell is one of the most famous songwriters, but most folks never heard of him. Blackwell wrote several bestselling songs […] The post The Moore Report: Rumor has it: a Black man showed Elvis Presley how to sing appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By Deborah Bailey, AFRO D.C. News Editor The issues are huge Access to voting, access to health care, instruction in our public schools, access to healthy food – or access […] The post D. C. Reporters notebook: Why civic engagement? We are the ones we’ve been waiting for appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
Civic engagement in action: Kimberly Jeffries Leonard is the president’s volunteer service lifetime awardee
By Deborah Bailey, AFRO D.C. News Editor Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, Ph.D is a living example of what civic engagement looks like in action. Jeffries Leonard, national president of the Links […] The post Civic engagement in action: Kimberly Jeffries Leonard is the president’s volunteer service lifetime awardee appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .