Washington D.C. News

Washington D.C. News

DC Officials Won’t Appeal Ruling Softening Strict Gun Law

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia officials said Thursday they won't appeal a court ruling striking down a portion of the city's gun laws,...

D.C. Council Members Defend Child Development Bills

Washington, D.C. council members Vincent Gray and Robert White want to change the way infants and toddlers are educated in the District of Columbia. Gray,...

Anacostia Council’s Boat Ride Emphasizes Need for Support

Many of the District of Columbia's political elites took a boat ride on the Potomac River on the Nina's Dandy to praise the work...

Is There a Place for D.C. Area Youth at NASCAR?

Former NFL player and Prince George’s county native Shawne Merriman brought NASCAR to youth in the metropolitan area Oct. 2. Just months following his...

Dave Chappelle Receives Key to D.C.

After praising D.C. Public Schools during the Emmys broadcast on Sept. 17, comedian, actor and film director Dave Chappelle was at the center of...

White Virginia Man Arrested For Threatening to Kill Howard Students

John Edgar Rust, 24, a White registered sex offender, according to The Washington Post, was arrested Oct. 4 for threatening to murder Black Howard...

David McCoy Joins AFRO Family as New Advertising Account Exec.

Washington D.C. native David McCoy is the AFRO’s new advertising account executive for the Washington D.C. metropolitan region and other national areas. “One thing I...

D.C.-Area Organizations Push Lupus Awareness

On the heels of a gathering of lupus educators patients, and pharmaceutical companies, critical gaps in public awareness have been found. Despite disproportionately impacting...

New Poll Highlights Ignorance about Sickle Cell Disease

“It’s excruciating. I’ve never had birth pain, but you know how they say birth pain is worse than menstrual cramp pain? It trumps all...

March for Justice

On Sept. 30, two marches – the March for Racial Justice and the March for Black Women -- included men and women from several...

St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral’s 54th Annual Fall Bazaar

On Oct. 7, from 11 a.m.-  7 p.m., and on Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., churchgoers are invited to attend St....

Brookland Farmer’s Market Craft for a Cause

The last outdoor costume event of the season is scheduled to be held at the Brookland’s Farmer’s Market, located at  716 Monroe St., NE,...