Celebrating Multicultural Media

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The Multicultural Media Correspondents Association (MMCA) of Washington, D.C. celebrated the grind, truth telling and barrier breaking work performed by journalists daily at their annual awards dinner. Held at the...

History Making Politician Dies

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The District of Columbia has lost a history making and barrier breaking politician, as the first Chair of the Home Rule D.C. Council, Sterling Tucker, 95, has passed away. According...

Mayor Bowser Tackles Measles

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is giving residents easier access to vaccination in an effort to combat the nation wide measles outbreak before it has the chance to...

Lead Prevention Plans Underway

By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO Ward 6 Council member, Charles Allen, is set to re-introduce a bill in favor of D.C. residents by tightening the laws around toxic lead-based paint in rental units. More...

Kingman BGC 50 Years Later

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Born after the riots following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Kingman Boys and Girls Club (BGC) began as a place that gave young, Black D.C....

Dance Your Style Debuts in D.C.

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO Red Bull is taking street dance to another level with their Dance Your Style competition debuting in the Nation’s capital on July 20. With no limitation to the type...

THE RUN DOWN



Congrats Lonnie Bunch

With major local Black figures and influencers present, Council member Anita Bonds (D-At-Large) commemorated the historic appointment of Lonnie Bunch III as the first African American Secretary of the Smithsonian on July 9.

Howard University Hospital Announces WIC Center

By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO Howard University Hospital announced the opening of their Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Family Center at the Joint Base Anacostia –Bolling (JBAB), located at 53 MacDill Boulevard (Building 53)...

Butterfly Works, the Future of SAT Prep

By Nyame-kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO For the last 13 years, D.C. based organization, Butterfly Works has provided high school students in the D.M.V area with quality classes to get them prepared for one of...

D.C. Native Brings Sweets to Chocolate City

By Justin Johnson, AFRO Staff Writer Georgia Avenue just got a lot sweeter.  D.C. native Karin Sellers made her dreams a reality by bringing the Georgia Avenue corridor its first Black woman owned ice cream shop, Here’s...

Howard Basketball Heads To Spain For Tour

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] When the fall semester begins and students at Howard University ask their men’s basketball team how they spent summer vacation, they will pull out a passport.  The Bison will...
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