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    American Red Cross: Help Fight A Blood Shortage

    DRO Headquarters. Red Cross employee Bob Otwell prepares blood products including FFP, Whole Blood and Platelets for distribution to nearby hospitals. These blood products were a part of regularly scheduled transports to area hospitals. There's...

    Howard University Welcomes the Cultures of Japan

    By Lauren Poteat Special to the AFRO Serving as a hub for Black excellence across the country, isn’t the only thing that Howard University is known for. Catering to an elaborate Department of World Languages and...

    Charter Schools Demand More Funding For Education

    By Lauren Poteat Special to the AFRO D.C. Public Charter Schools are fighting back in court, demanding that their institutions receive fair and equal funding for their students. On Nov. 5,  the D.C. Association of Chartered...

    FAMU Graduate Seeks To Represent Ward 5 on the D.C. State Board of Education

    By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO Adrian Jordan, talked to the AFRO for 30 minutes straight. Jordan, 34, a candidate for Ward 5 State Board of Education, took no breaks to read notes or...

    Martha’s Table Celebrates New Location and New D.C. Dedication

    By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Martha’s table will host their October Market from 4-6 p.m. today at at the Commons, in honor of the organizations new address and expanding commitment to D.C. The...

    Another Life Lost in Slew of Slayings on Benning Road

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Benning Road, in both the Southeast and Northeast quadrants of D.C., has met major violence since Sept. 22 and on Oct. 6 another life was lost. At about 8:45 p.m....

    After Almost 150 Years, Lincoln Temple United Church of Christ Has Closed

    By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Lincoln Temple United Church of Christ was filled with people and tearful emotions on  Sunday when  hundreds came out to be part of the final service of a...

    Black Film Comes to DC

    By Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO The D.C. Black Film industry is on a steady incline. In the last two years, big advancements have been made to enrich African-American cinematic culture in the nation’s capitol;...

    Farrakhan Denounces Sexism, Homophobia

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan has been known as a fiery orator who supports Black liberation and denounces White supremacy and yet preaches traditional values regarding family and...

    DC Area Students Open For ‘Hamilton’

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When Anacostia High School students Kelli Johnson and Brenda McKinney took the stage at the Kennedy Center to rap about the Boston Tea Party prior to watching “Hamilton,”...

    DC Keeps Go-Go Alive

    By Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO While the effects of the District’s new developments can be seen in different aspects of D.C. life, Go-go, one of the most famous aspects of the city’s culture remains,...

    ‘All Hands-On Deck’ Effort for Maternal, Infant Health

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser sounded the alarm on maternal mortality rates September 13 at her inaugural Maternal & Infant Health Summit that attracted more than 800...
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