D.C. Girls Represent America In Street Child World Cup in Moscow

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO FIFA World Cup frenzy may be fading for male stars after the tournament ends next weekend; but it’s just heating up for nine teenage girls from D.C....

New Documentary Shows Continuing Evolution of Marion Barry’s Legacy

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The political downfall and resurrection of the late Marion Barry, beloved by many as “Mayor for Life,” and derided by some as a crooked politician, figures prominently in...

Fellow Journalist Speak Out About the Capital Gazette Shooting

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Last week five fellow journalists were taken from us in the line of duty at the Capital Gazette. Gerald Fischman, Robert Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi...

Grosso Sponsors Bill to Help DC Student Loan Borrowers

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] In May, many undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in the District of Columbia received their degrees. If they haven’t already, many are also waiting for  something else – a bill...

D.C. Journalist Presents Obscure Story of Memphis Garbage Workers

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] When people discuss the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., they talk about the speech he gave in Memphis the night before and the...

DC Get’s The Style Scoop At “What Do You Know About Fashion?”

Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO In a political arena like the Nation’s Capitol, fashion is almost unheard of if you’re not talking D.C. Fashion Week or creating your own fashion arena to walk it like...

DC Has Plenty for Kids to do During the Summer

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Young people sometimes get into mischief over the summer because they aren't required to be in school. The District of Columbia's government and non-profit organizations have stepped up to...

Hill Earns CoSIDA Hall of Fame Honor

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Ed Hill was an understated spokesman for Howard University. In 30 years as sports information director for the Bison athletic program, Hill was more than a disseminator of...

Laura Murphy Helps Online Organizations Fight Discrimination and Bias

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Civil Rights activist, crisis management expert and AFRO board member Laura Murphy has come to the rescue of online organizations who need a healthy dose of #BlackGirlMagic to...

Waters Claps Back at Attacks From the Right and Left

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Maxine Waters (D-CA.), the seemingly indomitable political firebrand who represents large swaths of South Central Los Angeles, is now taking fire politically from the Left, as well as the Right....

Protesters Flood U.S. Cities to Fight Trump Immigration Policy

By Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press They wore white. They shook their fists in the air. They carried signs reading: "No more children in cages," and "What's next? Concentration Camps?" In major cities and tiny towns, hundreds of...

Following Graduation Scandal, Numerous Changes Coming in Next School Year

By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) seeks public feedback on its newly released draft of regulations and policies regarding attendance, student promotion, secondary grading and graduation. The revisions...

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