D.C. Resurrection “Soul Tent” To Be On Display in Four D.C. Public Libraries

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO 1968 was a monumental year for Black people in America. This year marks the 50th anniversary of many events such as the death of Dr. Martin Luther King...

D.C. Embraces Poor People’s Campaign

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] There are many activities surrounding the call for the “Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival” launched by former North Carolina NAACP President the Rev. William...

Britain’s Hidden Black Royalty

By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has been making headlines as the big day approaches this Saturday, May 19. But May 19 is also special because it’s...

Washingtonian Magazine Ad Campaign About DC Manages to Include Zero Black People

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Although White residents may now make up 44 percent of the District’s population, Washington, D.C., once coined “Chocolate City,” is still majority African American with 47.7 percent of residents...

‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman Honors Howard Graduates

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Chadwick Boseman strolled onto Howard University’s campus as a bankable box-office star and walked away with another title on graduation day – doctor. The Howard alumnus and star of...

Top-Ranked DC School Embroiled in Residency Fraud Scandal

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO An audit from the Office of the State Superintendent for Education released May 11 has found that nearly a third of the students enrolled at the acclaimed Duke...

Mayor Awards D.C. Businesses $2.6 Million

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser capped off DC Small Business Week by awarding grants to 53 businesses based and operating in the District. The $2,648,057.53 in grant funding was...

Local Black Lives Matter, ACLU Sue Bowser Over Police Data Collection

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Local chapters of anti-police brutality groups such as Black Lives Matter, the Stop Police Terror Project and the ACLU are suing D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Deputy Mayor of...

DC Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Businesses

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2018 Small Business and Economic Development Summit highlighting the contributions small businesses make to D.C.’s booming economy. As part of...

White Addresses Ward 7 Concerns

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] D.C. Council member Robert White was the keynote speaker at the Marshall Heights Community Development Organization's "First Fridays" meeting May 4 at the organization's headquarters in Northeast. White...

The Challenges Of Being A Black Millennial Mom

By Christina Sturdivant Sani, Special to the AFRO My son turned 10 years old last month, which means I’m a whole decade into this mom life. And truth be told, sometimes I’m still shocked that I’m...

Marvin Gaye Recreation Center Opens with Fanfare

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Patty Robertson lives just two blocks away from the new Marvin Gaye Recreation Center in Ward 7 and she predicts it’ll become a second home of sorts. She’ll...

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