Anacostia Community Museum Teams with Libraries

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Even though the Anacostia Community Museum will be under renovation until the fall, off-site exhibits and activations are popping up all over D.C. Public Libraries and satellite spaces. “What began...

Families First Offers Success Centers

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Last week, agency heads from several departments that service the residents East of the River laid out their plan for comprehensive programs that would service residents over the upcoming...

Mayor Offers Tax Relief, Resources

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Mayor Muriel Bowser spoke on Tax Day about filing for taxes and some of the credits and services the FY 2020 budget would provide for residents, particularly seniors and...

Les Deux Noirs Premieres At Mosaic Theater

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Why do people go to the theater? This past Sunday HBO presented the season premiere of final episodes of “Game of Thrones.” It could arguably be one of the last...

Youth Work the Runway in Kids Fashion Week DMV

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The inaugural Kids Fashion Week DMV, held April 12-14, celebrated the style, skills and “slays” of youth in the Washington Metropolitan area, and allowed designers who specialize in children’s...

National Cannabis Fest on Weed Holiday “ 4/20”

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Legend has it “420” (4:20 or 4/20) became notorious in the marijuana community after 1971, when five students at San Rafael High School in California would meet at 4:20...

READY Center Expands

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The READY Center, the District’s touchstone for returning citizens to access necessary resources in the city, is widening it’s circle to help returning citizens from the Federal Bureau of...

Georgetown Students Endorse Slavery Reparations Fund in Vote

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown University undergraduates have voted in favor of a referendum seeking the establishment of a fund benefiting the descendants of enslaved people sold to pay off the school's...

AmeriHealth Caritas D.C. Graduates Fifth Class in Workforce Readiness Program

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It was an emotional moment for many during the April 9 graduation ceremony of the AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia “Pathways to Work” program. Seven people received certificates showing...

District Announces Cultural Plan

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer District of Columbia officials from three different agencies came together April 4 to present the first ever “D. Cultural Plan” a hearty initiative to invest in the arts community...

Scandals Reveal Corrupt Past for DCPS, Payday for Former Teacher

By Lauren Poteat, AFRO Staff Writer What was defined as a definitive moment in education and a national model in school reform—is now being lauded for its corruption. Over a decade ago in 2007, when Michelle Rhee...

Naomi Wadler and Safe Shores Team Up To Donate Clothes to Abused Kids

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] At 12 years old, Naomi Wadler, who hit the world stage when she rocked the nation with her speech at the March for Our Lives last year, is working...
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