New Ballou, Anacostia Principals Accentuate the Positive

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] For the 2018-2019 school year, Frank W. Ballou Senior High School and Anacostia High School, in the Ward 8 Southeastern quadrant of the District of Columbia, have new principals....

Laundry Love Gives the Gift of Clean Clothes

By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO Laundry Love is an organization, which started in order to cover the laundry costs of low-income and vagrant individuals and families across the nation. Since originating in Ventura, California...

Metro Denies Offering White Supremacists Special Treatment, But it Seems Like They Did

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO The majority of the people who use Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) as a primary means of transportation usually don’t have police escorts and go through a separate...

We Shall Overcome!

On August 28, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Below is the front page story the AFRO...

Trump Still Using Dog-Whistles When It Comes to People of Color

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Before he was president, Donald Trump was known to be a rich bully whether it was in person, on television or social media- and let’s face it, some of...

She’s Still Not Invited to the Cookout. Omarosa’s Tapes Continue to Rain on Trump’s...

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C., [email protected] Omarosa Manigault Newman went on NBC’s “Meet the Press” August 12 and spilled a lot of tea on the President and his current administration, sharing recordings and even telling host...

Sad White Civil Rights Rally Dwarfed By Counter Protesters

By Brelaun Douglas, Special to the AFRO August 12 marked the one-year anniversary of last year’s violent, White supremacist “Unite the Right Rally” in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three dead and further elevated racial tensions in...

Kevin Hart Surprised Two D.C. Students With Scholarships in Los Angeles

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO Two students from Washington, D.C., were chosen to receive scholarships through the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) and United Negro College Fund (UNCF), but once they learned that comedian...

D.C. Resident Discusses Casting on T.I’s Newest Reality Show ‘The Grand Hustle’

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO If being a Grammy Award-winning artist, successful media mogul and reality television star isn’t enough, then maybe Atlanta’s very own T.I. might finally be content with his latest business...

What to Expect for ‘Unite the Right 2’ Rally and Counter Demonstrations

By Brelaun Douglas, Special to the AFRO Aug. 12 will mark the one-year anniversary of “Unite the Right,” a White supremacist and White nationalist rally that occurred in Charlottesville, Va., and resulted in the death of...

Kennedy Center to Honor Hamilton Co-creators, Wayne Shorter

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The John F. Kennedy Center will recognize several legends at the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors. The co-creators behind hip-hopera “Hamilton” will be acknowledged with unique honors for producing...

International Film Festival Explores Black Life Around the World

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When groundbreaking films such as “Black Panther” do well, they have the power to uplift Blacks around the world by representing a swath of the Black experience and...
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