MOVEMENTS AND MIGRATIONS

By Julianne Malveaux Every year the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) chooses a theme for Black History Month. This...

From ‘cow’ to cover girl, model Winnie Harlow is changing beauty...

Canadian model Winnie Harlow was once bullied for her appearance. Labeled " cow" and "zebra," she suffered so much she was forced to pull...

Meet the National Black Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta

Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow The NBCC is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African-American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity...

New Report Shows Non-White Schools Receive $23 Billion Less In Funding

Researchers at EdBuild share how borders drawn around wealthy, White communities further contribute to the nation's economic divide. By Tanya A. Christian, Essence Education inequity has...

Dumbo is a remake of a vintage film that promotes inclusion 

By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where...

CFPB Makes Move to Support Payday Lenders During Black History Month

CFPB Makes Move to Support Payday Lenders During Black History Month By Charlene Crowell Each February, Black History Month commemorates the unique American experience of Blacks in...

‘Black Panther’ Triumphs With Top Prize At SAG Awards

Chadwick Boseman delivered a powerful speech about what it means to be “young, gifted and Black.” By Cole Delbyck, Huffington Post “Black Panther” made awards show...

Matteson mayor successfully lures back Sam’s Club

Sheila Chalmers-Currin, village president of Matteson, IL recently welcomed the return of Sam’s Club to the village on January 17, 2019. The public will find...

Sonja Herbert Creates Sisterhood of Black Pilates Instructors

By Nadine Matthews, Special to the AFRO If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you should probably just make it yourself. That is the...

LeBron James Tears Into NFL Owners: ‘Old, White Men’ With ‘Slave...

The L.A. Lakers star also highlighted the wildly different way in which he believes NBA and NFL players are treated. By Lee Moran, Huffington Post NBA...