Some District Taxes and Age Restrictions on the Rise, Feminine Hygiene Taxes Cut

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Oct. 1 marked the beginning of the 2019 fiscal year, which also meant tax changes for those who spend money in the District of Columbia. The general sales tax has...

Powerful Women Rally in Support of Council Candidate Dionne Reeder

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Black Girl Magic filled the home of Marie Johns in Northwest, D.C. on September 30, as she welcomed several distinguished women in support of Dionne Reeder, a small-business owner...

Black Owned Spirit and Wine Festival Returns to DC

By Lauren E. Williams,  Special to the AFRO Chanel Turner, a 34-year-old Prince George’s County resident, claims to own one of the best vodkas on shelves today. “My brand is FOU-DRÉ Vodka,” Turner said with a smile....

Obama Alums Mix Stem and Hip-Hop

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO The Hustler’s Guild is using a hustler’s mentality to break down stigmas about mental health in the Black community and empower D.C. Youth. Established in 2017 by Obama Administration alumni...

DC Fashion Week Brings Couture to Washington

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to The AFRO As members of the fashion community flocked to major cities such as New York City, Milan and Paris to see upcoming Spring and Summer 2019 collections, Washingtonians had...

DC Schools Don’t Have Enough Transit Cards for Students

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] An underestimation in the amount of transit cards needed for District students could leave a lot of kids, stuck at the Metro or not at school starting next week. Starting...

New Roster Additions Bring High Expectations For Wizards

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO For a team desperate to get beyond the Eastern Conference semifinals for the first time in over 40 years, the Washington Wizards needed a makeover.  With new players...

Will Kevin Durant Leave Golden State Next Year to Return to DC?

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor, [email protected] When reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant signed his contract extension with the Golden State Warriors this summer, he negotiated a deal that would give him a player option for...

4 Dead in 14 Hours in DC

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] There are three more months in the year and yet in one evening, four men were killed surpassing the District’s homicide rate by three in 14 hours. Before surpassing the...

Senior Woman Thanks Rescuer After Being Saved from Blaze

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Last Wednesday about 160 residents were displaced when the Arthur Capper Senior Building, a Southeast, D.C. senior housing complex, caught on fire. Despite losing their homes there were no...

‘Discombobulating’ Jones Teams with Holyfield on Bowie Fight

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO To those who know the boxing scene in the DMV, Henry “Discombobulating” Jones is a man who needs no introduction.  However, if Jones needs someone to introduce him,...

First Black Female White House Reporter Gets Newseum Statue

By Jesse J. Holland, The Associated Press Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House. In recognition of her achievements, the Newseum unveiled a statue...

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