LIVING FOR THE WEEKEND

“Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don’t judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet....

Jam in Capitol Hill at This Year’s Hillfest

By LaNesha Kearse, Special to the AFRO The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation has teamed up with Mayor Muriel Bowser for the second annual Hillfest Music Exposition, Hillfest Conference Panel and Hillfest 2018 all day-event from Oct....

Harvard Black Culture Awards to Honor Kaepernick, Chappelle

The Associated Press Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being honored by Harvard University for their contributions to Black history and culture, the university announced Sept. 27. All eight...

Black Owned Spirit and Wine Festival Returns to DC

By Lauren E. Williams,  Special to the AFRO Chanel Turner, a 34-year-old Prince George’s County resident, claims to own one of the best vodkas on shelves today. “My brand is FOU-DRÉ Vodka,” Turner said with a smile....

Obama Alums Mix Stem and Hip-Hop

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO The Hustler’s Guild is using a hustler’s mentality to break down stigmas about mental health in the Black community and empower D.C. Youth. Established in 2017 by Obama Administration alumni...

DC Fashion Week Brings Couture to Washington

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to The AFRO As members of the fashion community flocked to major cities such as New York City, Milan and Paris to see upcoming Spring and Summer 2019 collections, Washingtonians had...

Baltimore Poet Explores Faith, Fatherhood and Family

By Lisa Snowden-McCray, Special to the AFRO Baltimore native Tariq’s Touré’s new book of poetry, Two Parts Oxygen, begins with a poem titled “118.” It is about his mother. “She reminds us, with perfect diction/that we are strangers...

Tribute to Arthur Mitchell

By Arthur Jones II, Special to the AFRO When I say I am, I don't mean conceit, but they will never let anyone put the psych or the hype on them that because of their skin...

Great Weekend for Live Entertainment

Hello everyone. Girlfriend, this has been a very busy week for me and  more to come. If you have the energy then come on and hang with me. There is so much going on. First,...

First Black Female White House Reporter Gets Newseum Statue

By Jesse J. Holland, The Associated Press Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House. In recognition of her achievements, the Newseum unveiled a statue...

Naturalista Expo Debunks Myths About Natural Hair

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO What do you need to use to moisturize your natural hair? Oil or water? To hear natural hair experts Tonia Butler and Shannon Davis tell it, the answer...

Police Brutality Portrayed in Art

By Maxwell Young, Special to the AFRO What’s black and white and re(a)d all over?  This newspaper you might be reading, of course, but also the expressive imprint of Washington, D.C.-based conceptual artist, Maps Glover’s symbolic...

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