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    D.C. Committee on Education Names New Director

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Akeem Anderson, a former D.C. Public Schools employee, has been appointed as the new director of the D.C. City Council’s Committee on Education, Chairman David Grosso (I-At Large)...

    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,...

    How 2 Communities in DC, One White One Black, Work Together

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The District of Columbia has a history of racial division. Lately, that has been heightened by its growing affluent White population and a Black populace struggling to stay in...

    Hari Jones, Noted Curator and Historian, Dies at 59

    By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO Hari Jones was the assistant director and curator of the African American Civil War Freedom Foundation and Museum in Washington, D.C., a writer, lecturer, historian, a motivational speaker, a...

    DC Summer Jobs Helps Kids in the Criminal Justice System

    By Lauren E. Williams, Special to The AFRO “To rich kids, social capital is an airbag. Meaning if they get in trouble, or possibly have a run in with the law, they have ways to get...

    New Documentary Shows Continuing Evolution of Marion Barry’s Legacy

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The political downfall and resurrection of the late Marion Barry, beloved by many as “Mayor for Life,” and derided by some as a crooked politician, figures prominently in...

    Grosso Sponsors Bill to Help DC Student Loan Borrowers

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] In May, many undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in the District of Columbia received their degrees. If they haven’t already, many are also waiting for  something else – a bill...

    D.C. Journalist Presents Obscure Story of Memphis Garbage Workers

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] When people discuss the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., they talk about the speech he gave in Memphis the night before and the...

    DC Has Plenty for Kids to do During the Summer

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Young people sometimes get into mischief over the summer because they aren't required to be in school. The District of Columbia's government and non-profit organizations have stepped up to...

    Hill Earns CoSIDA Hall of Fame Honor

    By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Ed Hill was an understated spokesman for Howard University. In 30 years as sports information director for the Bison athletic program, Hill was more than a disseminator of...

    Following Graduation Scandal, Numerous Changes Coming in Next School Year

    By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) seeks public feedback on its newly released draft of regulations and policies regarding attendance, student promotion, secondary grading and graduation. The revisions...

    DCPS Wants All Teachers Certified Before School Begins

    By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO Last week, Washingtonians heard concerning news about the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS): 1,000 current D.C. educators do not have the proper certification to teach in the...

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