Walker’s Legacy Foundation Launches Initiative for Moms

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Walker’s Legacy Foundation announced a new business initiative to provide moms in the District with entrepreneurial skills, resources and networks to help them grow their businesses. During a press conference...

‘Represent Change’: TV One Honors Black Women

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer TV One commemorates Black History Month with a full line up of programming and pays homage to inspirational Black women. “REPRESENT CHANGE” is this years theme, and the network built...

CulturalDC Exhibits Unpacks Race & Feminism

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Two provocative performance pieces occurred just around the corner from each other in downtown D.C. this past week but the distance between them expands far beyond their geographic proximities. “Ivanka...

Prince Hall Grand Lodge Honors Black History and Highlights Local Heroes

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] On Sunday, Feb. 10, audiences at the University of the District of Columbia Theater were reminded that while Black history is heralded in the month of February, African Americans...

The AFRO-American Newspapers Welcomes Tiffany Ginyard as Managing Editor

The AFRO-American Newspapers recently welcomed Tiffany Ginyard to it’s editorial team as managing editor. For Ginyard, a Morgan State University and Baltimore City College graduate, this is a second “tour of duty” to the publication,...

End Gun Violence: TOMS Brings Activists, Politicians, Stars Together

By Micha Green, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] As the District faces its own escalating homicide rates, the entire nation is seeing a rise in gun violence and the shoe company TOMS held a rally alongside other organizations...

School Week of Action Brings the Go Go, Education

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It was overcast outside Thursday afternoon, but a light of enthusiasm brightened the music room at Anacostia High School, 1601 16th Street, S.E. “This is a beat and a culture...

Efforts to Build National Cathedral of Ghana Underway

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Hundreds of guests gathered in gowns and tuxedos or traditional West African garb for the official, presidential launch to raise funds for the building of the National Cathedral of...

Alvin Ailey Brings Nostalgia and Hope for Today

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] In a time of division and racial tension in the United States, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brought unity and healing through art in their performances at the John...

On Patrol With the Enforcer of DC’s Plastic-Straw Ban

By FENIT NIRAPPIL ,  The Washington Post WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning letters in hand, Zach Rybarczyk patrolled the food court at Union Station, looking for offenders. Past Auntie Anne's, past Johnny Rockets. At Lotus Express, a Chinese...

DCYD New Executive Committee Calls for Northam’s Resignation

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] After celebrating the new Executive Committee for D.C. Young Democrats (DCYD) Thursday evening, on Friday the fresh team woke up to controversy surrounding Governor Ralph Northam’s (D-VA) racist yearbook...

D.C. Council Works to Curb Growing Gun Violence in District

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The D.C. Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety held a roundtable last week to check in on two efforts to curb the growing gun violence in the...

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