Prioritizing mental health in the Black community

By Gene LambeySpecial to the AFRO  In today’s culture, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic, focus on mental health has risen for people of color. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines mental health as feelings that “includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being…it affects how we think, feel, and act.”  Dr. Regina James


AFRO to host event honoring funeral professionals as ‘unsung heroes’

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, While nurses, doctors, paramedics and other health care providers were rightfully praised for their frontline service during the COVID-19 pandemic, funeral directors became the forgotten heroes.  Not only did they manage unprecedented death tolls, navigated social distancing protocols while still conducting funeral services and comforted families who couldn’t