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...

White Helps Ward 8 Students Get Ready for School

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] D.C. Council member Trayon White kicked off the efforts in his ward and throughout the District of Columbia to get students, parents, and the community ready for school. White, a...

Taste of Tennis a Platform for Top Chefs

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO For Warren Brown, serving up his small bites at the inaugural Taste of Tennis charity event on July 30 at The Hamilton was a no brainer. Brown, a Petworth...

DC Gears Up for Miss Black USA Contest at UDC

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO Current Miss Black USA Daphne Lee will pass on her crown this weekend during the Miss Black USA 2018 pageant in the nation’s capital.  A professional ballerina, graduate...

Ajani Amiri Thomas Named DC’s Filmmaker of the Month

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Calling him “bold, motivated, and unafraid to tackle true stories,” the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment is recognizing Ajani Amiri Thomas as the August...

D.C. Residents Remember the 1990s Fondly

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The 1990s is remembered by residents of the District of Columbia as a time of change in the city that still had a sense of community, regardless of where...

Workers Co-Op Comes to Ward 8

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] An organization dedicated to the empowerment of people of low and working income levels has re-located its headquarters to Ward 8. Cooperation DC, a project of ONE DC Black Workers...

Metro: No Special Trains for White Civil Rights Rally Attendees

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] White supremacists and the standard open-minded citizen are like water and oil- they just don’t mix- which is why Metro Board Chairman Jack Evans (D- Ward 2) had previously...

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