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Former DC Councilmember Reports to Prison

Former D.C. Councilmember Michael A. Brown (D-At Large) began his prison sentence on his federal bribery conviction July 29. He pled guilty to the...

Senate Bill Advances Self-Government –Grants DC Budget and Legislative Autonomy for 2015

Today marked an historic moment moving in the direction of DC statehood. In an unprecedented move, the Senate’s fiscal year 2015 District of Columbia...

DNA Test Clears D.C. Man Who Served 25-Year Sentence

A Washington, D.C. man was exonerated after serving more than a decade in prison for the rape and murder of a woman in Southwest...

Sigmas & Zetas Captivate D.C.

The AFRO has provided real time news coverage on Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.'s historical moments, pivotal discussions, and entertainment showcases during its centennial...

March on Washington Film Festival Stops in D.C.

The March on Washington Film Festival has announced that it will visit the District as part of its three-city tour. From July 21 through July 29,...

D.C. Youth Poetry Team Wins 2014 Brave New Voices Poetry Slam

The teens of Split This Rock’s D.C. Youth Slam Team (DCYST) are the 2014 Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival champions. Gathering over...

H Street to Celebrate Streetcar Line With Upcoming ‘Stroll and Roll’ Events

H Street Main Street, in conjunction with H Street Corridor businesses, will host “Streetcar Stroll and Roll” events on July 26 and August 23...

Town Hall Forum to Address Hepatitis C

The Balm In Gilead, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the health of the African Diaspora by building the capacity of faith...

Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick

Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick was recently named the 17th President of Howard University, school officials announced. Frederick has served as the University’s interim president since...

DDOT Begins Testing Street Car System Along H Street Corridor

Washington D.C. is a step closer to its initiative to operate streetcars along the H Street corridor in Northeast. “We’re really doing well,” Reggie Sanders,...

Tools Cultivate the Promised Land: Working Wisdom from My Grandparents’ Garden

Deborah L. Parker operates from a platform of leadership, inspiration and action. She is an army veteran, motivational speaker, cancer survivor, business owner and author...

The D.C. Council Law Does Not Completely Decriminalize Marijuana & Could Be Derailed by...

It’s official, sort of. Marijuana is decriminalized in the District of Columbia as of July 18. But the move, aimed in part at reducing...