Starbucks CEO Apologizes to 2 Black Men Arrested

By RON TODT and JAY REEVES, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Starbucks sells itself as a community gathering spot as much as a coffeehouse, a welcoming place with comfortable chairs for lingering, trendy music and...

Uber Partners with D.C. on the Future of Urban Mobility

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi made his first trip to Washington, D.C. memorable. Clad in a pink dress shirt and pocket square, a seeming nod to DC’s popular Cherry...

DC Group Looks to Reconnect with Community

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] One of Ward 8's most far-reaching private social service agencies recently met to re-invigorate its mission and to prepare for its part in the economic expansion of the ward. On...

DC Communities of Color Feel Left Out By Food Delivery Services

By Christina Sturdivant-Sani, Special to the AFRO A 31-year-old Ward 7 resident has created an online petition calling out food delivery services that don’t deliver to neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River. In three days, the...

Eddie Brown on Blessing Those Less Fortunate

By Lisa Snowden McCray, Special to the AFRO Eddie Brown, Baltimore businessman and philanthropist, says that almost 20 years ago, he began passing down a bit of advice to some family members – two nieces –...

The Art of Picking a Tax Accountant

By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO Anthony Moon, CEO and president of Baltimore-based ATPAC accounting and tax services (also, full disclosure, the guy who does my taxes), says that people should be careful about who...

Insurers Look to Pass Drug Price Breaks Straight to Consumer

By The Associated Press Some major health insurers plan to take a little sting out of prescription drug prices by giving customers rebates at the pharmacy counter. Aetna and UnitedHealthcare both say they will begin passing...

Marijuana Initiative Part of Mixed Legacy of 2018 Legislative Session

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The 2018 Session of the Maryland General Assembly ended this week with a mixed report on legislation impactful particularly in Maryland’s Black community. Minority Access to Medical Marijuana Industry Caucus...

D.C. Native Gives Back with Socks

By Jasmine Ball, Special to the AFRO A native Washingtonian is giving back to the community with socks. Socks might appear minor for some, but to others they can change lives. “I thought what if I designed...

Housing Crisis Looms in Ward 1: Candidates

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The candidates for one of the District of Columbia's most contested D.C. Council races recently got together to discuss one of the city's most pressing issues: housing. D.C....

First-Ever HBCU Museum Opens Down the Street

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO The walls are covered with school sports memorabilia, personal photographs, and newspaper articles. The furniture is modern, yet understated, as not to take away from the artifacts...

Atima Omara, Political Pioneer with No Fear of Failing

By Tilesha Brown, Special to the AFRO Atima Omara is an award-winning political strategist, advocate, writer and speaker based in Washington, D.C. She made history in 2013 when she became the first African American, and only...

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