MLK 9th Annual Wreath Laying

By Imani Wj Wright Special to the AFRO This year, in observance of the Civil Rights icon’s 91st Birthday, The National Memorial Foundation hosted the “9th Annual Wreath Laying, Day of Reflection, Reconciliation” at the Martin...

Thousands Gather for Women’s Marches Across the U.S.

By Lynn Berry Associated Press Thousands gathered in cities across the country Jan. 18 as part of the nationwide Women's March rallies focused on issues such as climate change, pay equity, reproductive rights and immigration. Hundreds showed...

District “Cleared” the K St. N.E. Underpass. Now What?

By Will Schick Special to the AFRO It is perhaps, one of the greatest ironies for the unsheltered people living in the underpasses at K, L, and M Streets N.E.- to be amidst a sea of...

Royal Wedding Preacher to Speak in D.C.

By AFRO Staff  The Episcopal Diocese of Washington (EDOW) and its Presiding Bishop, the Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, will host a revival on Jan. 26 at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Southeast, Washington,...

Sports Review: Yale Visits Howard For MLK Day Matinee

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] The intersection of sports and civil rights achievements came together for a uniquely ironic celebration on Dr. Martin Luther King’s federal holiday.  At the end of Yale’s 89-75 win...

THE RUN DOWN – PRESIDENT TRUMP IMPEACHMENT CONTINUES

By AFRO.COM / BE INSPIRED GLOBAL Host Micha Green talks about Nancy Pelosi's announcement of 7 impeachment managers to prosecute the impeachment trial of President Trump and trending topics in The AFRO American News Paper.

‘Just Mercy’ Exclusive: Stevenson Highlights Criminal Injustice

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) set the stage for a red carpet premiere of Just Mercy and more importantly offered a platform for a powerful...

Poor People’s Campaign Mobilized in D.C. This Week

By Jesse Jackson Special to NNPA This week in Washington, the powers that be are hearing from a vital new democratic force in this country. For three days, the Poor People’s Campaign will bring poor and low-wage...

AFRO Exclusive: Tiffany Haddish Dishes on ‘Like A Boss’

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish is a busy boss in her own right, as a working performer, spokeswoman for Groupon, host of Kids Say the Darndest Things and in her...

Homelessness Epidemic: District Displaces Tent City Occupants

By Tyra Wilkes Special to the AFRO Displaced occupants of an encampment on K Street N.E. were recently met with an “eviction” notice informing them that as of Jan. 16, “all property blocking this sidewalk is...

Ball Brings Awareness to Black Men’s Mental Health

By Micha Green D.C. Editor Mental illness in the Black community is a bit of a taboo that only started to gain major traction in the past decade, particularly with celebrities championing the cause to address...

5K Moves To National Mall

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] Graduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) from local and regional alumni association chapters are taking over the National Mall in early July.  The DC HBCU Alumni Alliance will...
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