Taste of Tennis a Platform for Top Chefs

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO For Warren Brown, serving up his small bites at the inaugural Taste of Tennis charity event on July 30 at The Hamilton was a no brainer. Brown, a Petworth...

Baltimore’s Waller Gallery Focuses on Black and Brown Artists

By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO Joy Davis, the woman behind the Waller Gallery (2420 North Calvert St., wallergallery.com) art museum which opened its doors this past April, says it was all her mother’s idea....

International Association of Defense Counsel Names Craig Thompson President

By Carl Thomas, Special to the AFRO This week, Craig A. Thompson, a partner at Venable LLP was elected to serve as President of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). The election, which took place...

Women Entrepreneurs Work to Empower One Another

By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The Woman Behind the Business (WBB) hosted their networking takeover at Spa Logic on July 19, in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Northwest, Washington, D.C.. The WBB is a...

Bookstore Solid State Books Opens in Historic H Street

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO When Jake Cumsky-Whitlock decided to open Solid State Books he knew he wanted a store that could serve as a third space that would intellectually feed the District’s...

‘Traveling While Black’ guidebooks May be Out of Print, But Still Resonate Today

By Cotten Seiler, Dickinson College (THE CONVERSATION) In the summer of 2017, the NAACP issued a travel advisory for the state of Missouri. Modeled after the international advisories issued by the U.S. State Department, the NAACP...

Chasing Profits and Equality

By AFRO Editorial Staff Facebook is a social media network that encourages “members” to share family photos, engage in civil discourse and learn about new places. Just kidding. Unfortunately, it is often a cesspool of...

What Does It Take to Start a Business in Ward 7?

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Entrepreneurs who operate their businesses in the District of Columbia's Eastern End often complain about getting capital to fund their businesses. However, a lending expert with the Washington Area...

This Family Business is Super Sweet

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO Southwest D.C. just got a little sweeter, with the opening of a brand new soda pop shop right in the heart of the District’s beloved Wharf. Initially a father’s dream,...

AME Church Partners with Black-Owned Banks to Promote Prosperity

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church launched a partnership with Black-owned banks across the country in order to promote business development, homeownership and overall prosperity within the African American...

Netflix’s Top Spokesman Fired Over Use of Racial Slur

By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he fired the company's top spokesman over use of the N-word. The spokesman, Jonathan Friedland, confirmed in tweets that he was leaving the...

DuVernay Scores Another Milestone for Black Female Directors

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has checked off another milestone for Black female directors. This week her film "A Wrinkle in Time" crossed the $100 million mark domestically, a...
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