“The Scholarship Lady” Helps Student Athletes Score Late Funding For College

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO When high school student athletes are awarded college athletic scholarships conventional thought is that it covers all the expenses of a post-secondary education. However, there is a difference...

BLK+GRN is Creating a Platform for Black Wellness

By Hamzat Sani, Special o the AFRO Dr. Kristian Henderson is shameless about her purpose. “We wanted to connect people with products that were better for them and products that weren’t linked with hormonal issues,...

Lip Bar Founder Makes Leap from Wall St. to Target

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO Straight from Detroit, Michigan, founder and CEO of The Lip Bar, Melissa Butler went from working on Wall Street to landing her own beauty line in Target, but she wouldn’t be...

Temptations Musical Makes D.C. Debut

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO It’s not just your imagination running away with you, so get ready. “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations” hits the John F. Kennedy Center...

Children of Undocumented Immigrants Allegedly Sent to Maryland

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Dozens of children of undocumented families have been sent to Maryland, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun, since Donald Trump enacted his so-called “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which...

White Civil Rights Rally in DC Scheduled for August

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] A year after the Unite the Right protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, which turned violent and deadly, the National Park Service approved the same White nationalists to have a two-day...

Another Mistrial in Keith Davis Case

By AFRO Staff Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Althea Handy declared a second mistrial in the controversial third trial of Keith Davis in the death of a Pimlico security guard three years ago. Prosecutors alleged Keith Davis...

DC Sniper Gets New Hearing

By The Associated Press A sniper serving life in prison for terrorizing the Washington, D.C., region as a teenager must get new sentencing hearings in Virginia, a federal appeals court ruled June 21. The 3-0 decision...

Franklin Wants to Take His Service Countywide

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Mel Franklin has represented District 9 on the Prince George's County Council for the past eight years. He wants the voters of the county to give him another four...

Trump Policies Dominate at ACLU Conference

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The ACLU held its 2018 Membership Conference in the District of Columbia from June 10-12 at the Marriott Marquis hotel and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and President...

Incumbents Win; Initiative 77 Passes

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Despite spirited campaigns from opponents, the incumbents in the District of Columbia's June 19 primaries had no problems being re-nominated to their seats. Of the registered voters in the District,...

3 Rising Rappers Reppin’ the DMV

By Jannah G. Johnson, Special to the AFRO 2018 has been a year of women taking control of their narratives, of their sexualities and of the rap game. With female heavy hitters like Cardi B, Nicki...

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