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    Art Exhibit Shows Humanity of Sex Workers

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about sex workers in the District? Is it disgust or do you see them as people...

    Education Reform Dominates DC Council Candidates Debate

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Education was the central issue at the candidate forum on June 5 sponsored by the Coalition for D.C. Public Schools and Communities. The event, moderated by freelance journalist...

    Sew N Know Holds 11th Annual Fashion Showcase

    By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO Tennis scholars at Southeast Tennis and Learning Center (SETLC) in Washington, D.C. are not just beasts on the court but on the runway too. Each year the organization holds...

    Change in Police Leadership Following Spike in Homicides Causes Concern in Ward 8

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Some Ward 8 residents were upset over the abrupt departure of 7D Police Commander Regis Bryant but cooler heads have prevailed as it became apparent why. On June 8, there was...

    Ward 8 Faith Leaders Seek to Eradicate Gun Violence

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] A group of religious leaders in Ward 8 want to be proactive in putting a stop to violence in the neighborhood. On June 9, the Ward 8 Clergy and Faith...

    Poor People’s Campaign Brings Message to Congress

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) recently convened a hearing on poverty in the country and the key witness was the Rev. William Barber...

    Celebrating Black Fatherhood

    By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been petrified of being a father. Between all the talk about Black men being absent from the household, being wife beaters and...

    Southeast Tennis and Learning Center Inspires Kids from the Court, Stage and Wardrobe

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] In recent weeks, there have been headlines about violence, particularly affecting young people, in the District’s Ward 8. Despite the violence and crime facing the ward, there are a...

    Goodwin’s Personal Stake in DC’s Affordable Housing Crisis

    By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO The District is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis with the median price of a one-bedroom apartment $1,310 per month and a two-bedroom going for $1,520 according...

    D.C. Spots to Enjoy Your #CoffeeWhileBlack

    By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO In April, two Black men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia for no apparent reason. Cell phone video of the incident helped...

    D.C. Celebrates Pride Month

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia is launching a number of events in honor of national Pride Month, which both celebrates and raises awareness about the LGBTQ community. D.C. Mayor Muriel...

    Superhero Focused Library Opens in Ward 4

    By Lenore T. Adkins,Special to the AFRO Can’t get enough of “Black Panther” and Marvel’s other exciting super heroes? Disney Publishing Worldwide and Little Free Library have joined forces to launch a Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War-themed...

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