Father’s Day Fun Day Celebrates Fathers in Kenilworth Gardens

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO The swimming pool at the Kenilworth Recreation Center was filled with parents and children splashing and having a good time. This included Sheldon Robinson and his seven children....

Trotz Leaving Caps After Stanley Cup Not A Good Look For DC

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO By any measure, this is not a good look for the Washington Capitals.  It’s not unprecedented for a coach to ride off into the sunset after leading a...

Women Clergy Stand Up for Children and Immigration Reform

By Hamil Harris, Special to the AFRO Chanting “let the children go….let the children go,” female pastors from across the country stood in the shadow of the United States Border Patrol to call for President Trump...

Wizards Willing to Move Back in Draft, Botch Another Season

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO On the heels of the Washington Capitals bringing home the Stanley Cup Trophy to the streets of Washington D.C., the Washington Wizards are on the clock. The 2018 NBA...

No New Leaders for the District as Incumbents Slide to Victory

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Tuesday June 19 at 8 p.m. was the last moment District residents had to exercise their civic duties by getting out and voting in the 2018 D.C. primaries. In the...

Busboys and Poets Owner Speaks Out On Controversial DC Initiative 77

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] On June 19 Washingtonian voters will get to exercise their civic duties by voting on leaders and issues affecting the city, such as the battle surrounding Initiative 77. While people...

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, jwright[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...

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