Afros, twists and plaits: Trinidad and Tobago on a quest for more diverse hairstyles at schools afteroutcry

By Dánica CotoThe Associated Press Government officials are pushing to relax hair codes at schools in Trinidad and Tobago following a recent public outcry over nearly two dozen students who didn’t receive their high school diploma because they wore Afros, cornrows and other hairstyles at graduation. Education Minister Nyan Gadsby-Dolly called for new rules that


Baltimore and Philadelphia police detain suspects in recent unrelated mass shootings

By: DaQuan Lawrence AFRO International Writer  Law enforcement officers in Baltimore and Philadelphia arrested individuals suspected of involvement in mass shootings that occurred around the Fourth of July holiday weekend.  On July 7, members of Baltimore Police Department’s (BPD) Homicide and SWAT team arrested a 17-year-old male, after obtaining a search warrant and examining


Prince estate shares two unreleased tracks

By AFRO Staff Prince fans, rejoice! New music from the late pop icon is now available. Paisley Park, the singer’s estate, on July 7 cracked open his musical vault to release two tracks, “All A Share Together Now” and “7 (E Flat Version)” to streaming platforms worldwide. “All A Share Together Now” was recorded on September


Cyrus Richie Drops AfroGospel Single “Blow My Mind”

After much anticipation, Cyrus Richie‘s newest single “Blow My Mind” is finally out and available now on all major music streaming platforms worldwide. The German-based Sierra-Leone gospel sensation showcases his versatility in this amazing exciting Afrobeats/Amapiano fusion as he taps into the Afrobeats wave to deliver an uplifting message of God’s indescribable love. Produced by


“Hallelujah Praise The Lord” – Nathaniel Bassey feat. William McDowell

Highly revered worship leader, Nathaniel Bassey has premiered the official video for “Hallelujah Praise The Lord” off of his latest album, Hallelujah Live. The heartwarming worship track featuring renowned worship leader and pastor, William McDowell exalts the mighty power of God, his sovereignty, and his eminence. “Hallelujah Live” is Nathaniel Bassey’s third consecutive album in