Former D.C. Congressional Del. Fauntroy Arrested & Released

(Update-6/28/2016) Civil rights icon and former D.C. Del. Walter E. Fauntroy returned to the U.S. June 27 after a 4-year self-imposed exile in Dubai. He was promptly arrested upon landing at Dulles International Airport but,...

Inside MPD’s Efforts to Teach Cops Black History

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Words matter and are not to be taken lightly, University of the District of Columbia Professor Bernard “Bernie” Demczuk told nearly two dozen Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) recruits...

Star-Studded DC Emancipation Day Celebration Set

By Akil Wilson, Special to the AFRO This weekend Washington D.C. is preparing to celebrate the 156th anniversary of Emancipation Day, a day that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the District of...

Drama at DC Radio Station After Host Quits On-Air

Radio show host, Danni Starr, from The Fam In the Morning on DMV R&B ad Hip-Hop station WKYS, suddenly quit Thursday morning after she being blindsided by her co-hosts, QuickSilva and DJ 5’9, on...

Metro Gets Special Funding from District

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, one of the oldest in the country, finally received “dedicated funding” after Mayor Bowser and Council Chairman Phil Mendelson signed the Dedicated...

DC Police Are Now Required to Learn Black History

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] While statistics prove that for years people of color have died at the hands of police at a disproportionate rate than Whites, the resurgence of Black activism and “staying...

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...

DC Communities of Color Feel Left Out By Food Delivery Services

By Christina Sturdivant-Sani, Special to the AFRO A 31-year-old Ward 7 resident has created an online petition calling out food delivery services that don’t deliver to neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River. In three days, the...

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...

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...

Despite Calls for Unity, Trayon White Anti-Semitic Controversy Continues

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Last week the AFRO reported about harsh emails from D.C. Council member Elissa Silverman to Joshua Lopez, a former advisory neighborhood commissioner and commissioner on the D.C. Housing Authority, because...

D.C.’s Deanwood is Slowly Gentrifying

Deanwood, a Northeast neighborhood in D.C.’s Ward 7, has been a Black enclave for over a century, but in a few years, it will become a part of the District’s gentrifying areas. Deanwood is located...

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