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    Trump Meets With Black Pastors, Draws Criticism

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO President Donald Trump recently met with  African American pastors at the White House that is supposed be part of a larger effort to  build relationships and craft...

    Sister and Mom Trio Celebrate 2nd Anniversary of Smoothies and Business

    By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Note to everyone. Not every business venture with family ends up on Iyanla's “Fix My Life” on OWN. In fact Lauren Williamson, Chanel Grant, and their mother Toya...

    Two Female Entrepreneurs Open First Breast Cancer Boutique in the DMV

    By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO Revolutionizing the look of breast cancer, two Black female entrepreneurs are preparing to open the region’s first medical custom prosthetics and lingerie store of its kind. Dedicated to women who...

    New Developments in Cure for Sickle Cell Disease from NIH

    By Akira Kyles, Special to the AFRO The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced, Sept. 13, the launch of an initiative to speed up the development of a better cure for sickle cell disease. NIH is the...

    Safeway Departure Leaves Central Prince Georgians in Food Desert

    Two Safeway grocery stores in Maryland will close on July 2 resulting in the loss of 164 jobs, according to Work Adjustment and Retraining Notices (WARN) on the Maryland Department of Labor website. One...

    Police Identify 3 People Fatally Shot in Prince George’s County District Heights Home

    DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Police have identified two women and one man who were fatally shot at a home in a Washington suburb. Prince George's County police said in a news release Saturday that...

    Black Restaurant Week Comes to DC

    By Lauren E Williams, Special to the AFRO Get your calendars ready, and your stomachs emptied because the DMV is set to host Black Restaurant Week November 4-11. Focused on highlighting culinary cuisines from Black chefs,...

    What Does It Take to Start a Business in Ward 7?

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Entrepreneurs who operate their businesses in the District of Columbia's Eastern End often complain about getting capital to fund their businesses. However, a lending expert with the Washington Area...

    Montgomery County Faith Leaders Assert Political Agenda

    By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Montgomery County’s clergy of color are working together across race and faith perspective to represent the needs of their congregations and ensure all voices are heard as the 2018...

    Meet the African American Candidates in Prince George’s County

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Prince George’s County has some major candidates running for election this year, including in the gubernatorial, delegates, senate, and county executive race.  With a low voting turnout in...

    Wade Gets Key Endorsement in P.G.’s Sheriff’s Race

    While the race for Prince George's County sheriff hasn't gotten the attention that other contests have, it has recently taken on a life of its own. Kendal Wade, a deputy sheriff who is taking on...

    Community Members Celebrate Opening of Historic African-American Community Center

    By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO The ribbon cutting to open the new Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center took place on Oct. 6 in the Good Hope neighborhood of Silver Spring, Md. Local officials, residents...
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