Former Slave Holding Mansion Now Home to Black Artists

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO About 20 miles south of Washington, D.C. lies an old plantation which once housed slaves that has been transformed into a home for some of the most innovative Black...

Women Entrepreneurs Work to Empower One Another

By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO, [email protected]afro.com 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...

Falsely Accused Black College Students Get Apology

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — The city manager and police chief in a suburban St. Louis town apologized Thursday to a group of Black college students after police wrongly accused them of a dine-and-dash...

‘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...

Famed Choir Director Showcases Choir Legacy at Eastern High School

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to The AFRO The National Church of God in Fort Washington, Maryland was filled with an eclectic offering of music last July 7 as generations of singers from the District’s Eastern...

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,...

Welcome to ‘Ben’s Chili Bowl Way’

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] One of the District of Columbia's most popular and iconic eateries will have the block in front of it renamed in its honor. The D.C. Council passed emergency legislation, "The...

AFRO’s Sean Yoes Pens New Book Chronicling Influential “Race and Politics” Column

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO In his “Race and Politics” column, Sean Yoes, has chronicled many of the difficult challenges and tragedies over the last three years in Baltimore since the death of Freddie...

Black Male Yoga Initiative Helps Heal Young Brothers One at a Time

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] I spent most of my birthday (July 1) weekend at a “no tech Yoga retreat” at the Bar-T Mountainside Summer Camp, in Urbana, Maryland. For those who know me well, the...

84th Annual AFRO Clean Block Kick Off

On June 28, the AFRO Newspapers held the kick off for the 2018 Clean Block campaign where leaders and members of community organizations gathered to continue an 84 year tradition for the city and...

Ndaba Mandela’s Memoir Reveals Lessons Learned from Madiba

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO "Always stay humble. Be a leader. Don’t drive a Jaguar because you don’t want people to know how wealthy you are." Those are some of the critical lessons...

Vintage Wishes Creates Vintage Queens, an all Female Cypher in DC

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO The rap industry may be dominated by males, but females continue to write their own history, which is why DMV based producer Ramone Messam is launching Vintage Wishes,...
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