DCPS Wants All Teachers Certified Before School Begins

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO Last week, Washingtonians heard concerning news about the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS): 1,000 current D.C. educators do not have the proper certification to teach in the...

Vintage Wishes Creates Vintage Queens, an all Female Cypher in DC

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO The rap industry may be dominated by males, but females continue to write their own history, which is why DMV based producer Ramone Messam is launching Vintage Wishes,...

AFRO DC High Tea Redefines #MeToo Movement

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The inaugural AFRO High Tea in D.C. on June 24 celebrated and supported women while giving women a platform to rip the covers off domestic violence in their families...

D.C. Residents Prominent In Poor People’s Campaign Rally

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The rally on the National Mall and the march to the U.S. Capitol by the 2018 Poor People's Campaign had many District of Columbia residents participating. The rally and...

Furor Over Huckabee Sanders Continues

By Ty’rique Sims, Special to the AFRO White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant last Friday night because of her work with President Trump and Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings...

Shawn Yancy Presents 10th Girl’s Night Out Benefit

By Charise Wallace Special to the AFRO Reporter Shawn Yancy is showcasing her 2018 10th Girl’s Night Out evening of entertainment, fashion and food for a special cause, Saturday, June 23 at American University’s Kaizen...

1000 DC Public School Teachers Are Unlicensed, OSSE Report Shows

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO A quarter of the District of Columbia Public School (DCPS) educators lack the proper certification required to teach the district’s students. This discovery was reported by the...

BLK+GRN is Creating a Platform for Black Wellness

By Hamzat Sani, Special o the AFRO Dr. Kristian Henderson is shameless about her purpose. “We wanted to connect people with products that were better for them and products that weren’t linked with hormonal issues,...

Lip Bar Founder Makes Leap from Wall St. to Target

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO Straight from Detroit, Michigan, founder and CEO of The Lip Bar, Melissa Butler went from working on Wall Street to landing her own beauty line in Target, but she wouldn’t be...

Temptations Musical Makes D.C. Debut

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO It’s not just your imagination running away with you, so get ready. “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations” hits the John F. Kennedy Center...

White Civil Rights Rally in DC Scheduled for August

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] A year after the Unite the Right protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, which turned violent and deadly, the National Park Service approved the same White nationalists to have a two-day...

DC Sniper Gets New Hearing

By The Associated Press A sniper serving life in prison for terrorizing the Washington, D.C., region as a teenager must get new sentencing hearings in Virginia, a federal appeals court ruled June 21. The 3-0 decision...

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