Lonnie G. Bunch III Named Secretary of Smithsonian

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Lonnie G. Bunch III has been named the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian, making him the first African American to hold the position, in its 74-year history....

Wright Foundation Appoints New ED

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO The Hurston/Wright Foundation has been shaping the lives of Black writers for decades. Founded in 1990. The organization’s core mission is “to discover, mentor, and honor Black writers.”...

Northeast Eats Draws Black Businesses

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Northeast Eats, a tasting that’ll amplify food and drink companies in the Northeast quadrant of the District on June 1, has booked eight Black-owned businesses this year, and...

The Strength of Blacks in Business

By Lauren Poteat, NNPA Newswire Washington Correspondent According to a recent study done by Guidant Financial, Black-owned businesses have seen a dramatic increase since 2015, particularly among Black women. However, in the same survey, it was...

RHOA Star Opens Boutique at National Harbor

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] They came early and waited longer for a passing glimpse at a reality show icon who is now blazing a trail in the high-end fashion industry.  Real Housewives...

Second Black-Owned Store Opens at National Harbor

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Rocky Parrish is not the kind of man who likes to ride the wave he makes them.  Whether in his one time role as an outspoken sports...

Little Fish Is Here to Help Small Businesses Succeed in a Big Pond

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Did you just spend last month fretting over getting your taxes in by April 15? Or worse, are you worried sick because you didn’t fill your taxes, or scared...

Fashion Spa House: `Glam on the Go’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Cynthia Gooding and her husband Ketorus Gooding launched the Fashion Spa House brand on Harford Road in Baltimore in 2016. According to the founders, “Fashion Spa House, Inc., is a...

First Black Teen Author Ever to Write 3 Books Being Used By School Districts...

By BlackNews.com Hillside, NJ — 15-year old Essynce Moore is the only African American teen author that has written three books that are mandatory readings for several school district curriculums including Hillside, NJ School District;...

The Thing I Love About Baltimore’

By Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, Special to the AFRO I love the landmarks. I love the white marble steps, although I didn’t always. I love the chicken boxes. I pass on the half and half but...

District Installs 100th Solar Panel

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It was a sweltering 83 degrees in the District Tuesday and the sun had no blanket of clouds to block its rays upon the city. It was a hard...

‘Stories for Styles’ Inspires Community

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] While spring break is normally the time kids are running far away from books, Operation Pathways brought programming to children that offered an opportunity to make reading just as...

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