Busboys and Poets Owner Speaks Out On Controversial DC Initiative 77

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] On June 19 Washingtonian voters will get to exercise their civic duties by voting on leaders and issues affecting the city, such as the battle surrounding Initiative 77. While people...

Art Exhibit Shows Humanity of Sex Workers

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about sex workers in the District? Is it disgust or do you see them as people...

Education Reform Dominates DC Council Candidates Debate

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Education was the central issue at the candidate forum on June 5 sponsored by the Coalition for D.C. Public Schools and Communities. The event, moderated by freelance journalist...

Sew N Know Holds 11th Annual Fashion Showcase

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO Tennis scholars at Southeast Tennis and Learning Center (SETLC) in Washington, D.C. are not just beasts on the court but on the runway too. Each year the organization holds...

Change in Police Leadership Following Spike in Homicides Causes Concern in Ward 8

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Some Ward 8 residents were upset over the abrupt departure of 7D Police Commander Regis Bryant but cooler heads have prevailed as it became apparent why. On June 8, there was...

Ward 8 Faith Leaders Seek to Eradicate Gun Violence

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] A group of religious leaders in Ward 8 want to be proactive in putting a stop to violence in the neighborhood. On June 9, the Ward 8 Clergy and Faith...

Poor People’s Campaign Brings Message to Congress

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) recently convened a hearing on poverty in the country and the key witness was the Rev. William Barber...

Celebrating Black Fatherhood

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been petrified of being a father. Between all the talk about Black men being absent from the household, being wife beaters and...

Free DC Forum Pushes for STEM Diversity

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO An upcoming public forum aims to groom more Blacks, Latinos, women and other marginalized groups for careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical fields. The free, one-day forum,...

Eastern HS Marching Band Chosen for Capitals Parade

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Social media marketing turned out to be a great tool for Eastern High School’s marching band this past weekend, as it got them one of the biggest and historic...

‘Watching Oprah’ Opens at the National Museum of African American History

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO Oprah has a new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and you just have to see it. Open to the public since June...

Black Capitals Player Says He’s Not Visiting White House After Winning Stanley Cup

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor NBA champions Kevin Durant and Steph Curry have Long made it clear they won’t be attending the White House so long as President Donald Trump is in office. But they’re...

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