‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris Sets Exclusive Netflix Deal

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix says it's signed "black-ish" creator Kenya Barris to an exclusive production agreement. The multi-year deal announced Thursday makes Barris the latest prominent TV creator to jump from...

White House Admits Error for False Claim on Black Employment

By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has acknowledged error in its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African-Americans than President Barack Obama. It was...

Ivy Community Charities Will Expand with Grants

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The Ivy Community Charities of Prince George's County received $35,000 from the Prince George's County Local Development Council (PGCLDC) and a Community Partnership Grants for $10,000. Cheryl Garnette, executive...

Garvin Rebuilds Career and Black Owned Golf Course in PG County

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Each day African American Golf Hall of Famer Jimmy Garvin walks nine holes at Marlton Golf Course in Upper Marlboro.  It is a personal tradition that began when...

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...
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