DC Celebrates Nikki Giovanni as She Celebrates the Greatness of Black People

By Brianna McAdoo, Staff Writer, [email protected] Dubbed “The Poet of the Black Revolution”, the legendary activist, poet and educator Nikki Giovanni received a warm welcome from the D.C. community as she shared excerpts from her new book,...

Campbell Pens Book Giving Hope To Family Caregivers

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, [email protected] Challenges in caring for loved ones with special needs can cause pressure on those who must make their lives comfortable in later years.  The needs to be met are both...

Newly Elected to Congress

Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, all newly elected to U.S. Congress as a result of the Nov. 6 midterm election, met in Washington, D.C. this week.

Production About Black Barbers Around the World Hits Close to Home

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO It’s not a stretch for Alfred Graham to say barbering saved his life. Instead of falling into the trap of selling drugs to make fast money while he was...

Double Shooting and a Stabbing More Fatalities in the District

By Brianna McAdoo, Staff Writer, [email protected] Metropolitan homicide detectives are currently investigating a couple of fatal shootings that took place in Southwest and Northeast, D.C. First on, Nov. 7, a man was fatally shot on Galveston Place in...

Sonia Sanchez Inspires DC Audiences and Weighs in on Gentrification

By Brianna McAdoo, Staff Writer, [email protected] Busboys and Poets offered up another inspirational evening with none other than the renowned poet Sonia Sanchez. On November 5, Sanchez shared an intimate evening of poetry and dialogue with the...

Black Press Comes Together for An Election Night Podcast

By Brianna McAdoo, Staff Writer, [email protected] The Black Press came together to track the Midterm election results. On Tuesday November 6th, the dynamic duo, journalist and Black Broadway Podcast Founder and host Akil Wilson and AFRO Washington, D.C....

Korean War Veteran Gets a New Home

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] After years of struggling in poverty and living in a dilapidated house, Pfc. Thomas Pressley, who served in the Korean War, received a particularly special Veterans Day gift- a...

A Memorial Or a Dicey Mix of Church and State?

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] For almost a century, Peace Cross has stood in the District of Columbia suburbs, as a symbol to recognize the fallen soldiers during World War I, yet now the...

Howard University Welcomes the Cultures of Japan

By Lauren Poteat Special to the AFRO Serving as a hub for Black excellence across the country, isn’t the only thing that Howard University is known for. Catering to an elaborate Department of World Languages and...

Charter Schools Demand More Funding For Education

By Lauren Poteat Special to the AFRO D.C. Public Charter Schools are fighting back in court, demanding that their institutions receive fair and equal funding for their students. On Nov. 5,  the D.C. Association of Chartered...

A Reflection on Veterans Day from a Beloved AFRO Veteran

By Edgar Brookins, AFRO General Manager, D.C. With over two decades of service to the country and to the AFRO, Army veteran, Edgar Brookins reflects on Veterans Day and why its celebrated in the United States. Sunday...

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