Fund II Foundation Announces Digital Platform to Help People of Color Gain Access to...

By Delonte Harrod, Special to the AFRO African-American leaders banded together to rewrite the narrative of diversity in the tech industry. On Oct. 2, at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, Robert F. Smith,...

The Line Hotel & Full Service Radio: An Important Resource for Black Progressives

By Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO The Line Hotel in Adams Morgan is providing a home for Black progressive artists in the form of its independent media hub, Full Service Radio. Housed in a 110 year...

Another Life Lost in Slew of Slayings on Benning Road

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Benning Road, in both the Southeast and Northeast quadrants of D.C., has met major violence since Sept. 22 and on Oct. 6 another life was lost. At about 8:45 p.m....

Protestors Chant Outside Supreme Court as Kavanaugh Sworn In

By Alan Fram, Lisa Mascaro and Matthew Daly, The Associated Press Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, after a wrenching debate over sexual misconduct and judicial temperament that shattered...

17-Year-Old Charged as an Adult in Killing of Soldier

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Army soldier Damon Dickens, 23, was visiting family after completing basic training when he was killed in Southeast Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24—and now 17-year-old Jamal Blocker is being...

After Almost 150 Years, Lincoln Temple United Church of Christ Has Closed

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Lincoln Temple United Church of Christ was filled with people and tearful emotions on  Sunday when  hundreds came out to be part of the final service of a...

MidCity and Boolean Girl to Bring STEM Club to Brookland Manor, Noyes

By Enid Doggett, Special to the AFRO The Alice and Eugene Ford Foundation and Boolean Girl announced a partnership that will bring after-school clubs teaching computer science and engineering to students at Brookland Manor and Ward...

Black Film Comes to DC

By Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO The D.C. Black Film industry is on a steady incline. In the last two years, big advancements have been made to enrich African-American cinematic culture in the nation’s capitol;...

Cocktails with a Dash of Blackness, Black Bartenders Seek to Get Just Due

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Nine of D.C.’s most prominent Black bartenders got their chance to shine and sling their signature drinks at the inaugural Chocolate City’s Best Cocktail Competition, an event that...

Baltimore Brothers’ Breakfast Featured at Watergate Hotel

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Two brothers from Baltimore are giving people a taste of their chicken and waffles in Washington, D.C. — thanks to a six-week pop-up engagement that’s got them serving...

Women-Owned Businesses and Organizations Find Support in BEACON, the DC Women Founders Initiative

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to The AFRO Eleven local women-run organizations were awarded grants totaling $50,000 on Thursday, September 27 at the BEACON Awards Reception held during the Washington, DC Economic Partnership’s (WDCEP) first-annual WeDC...

Jam in Capitol Hill at This Year’s Hillfest

By LaNesha Kearse, Special to the AFRO The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation has teamed up with Mayor Muriel Bowser for the second annual Hillfest Music Exposition, Hillfest Conference Panel and Hillfest 2018 all day-event from Oct....

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