Young DC Natives Bring Fresh Take On a Timeless Business Venture

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Three young D.C. entrepreneurs aim to serve some heart-warming hope and hospitality as they open their first venture, The Village Cafe, inside Union Market. Kevon King, Mahammad Mangum...

Cocktails with a Dash of Blackness, Black Bartenders Seek to Get Just Due

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Nine of D.C.’s most prominent Black bartenders got their chance to shine and sling their signature drinks at the inaugural Chocolate City’s Best Cocktail Competition, an event that...

Baltimore Brothers’ Breakfast Featured at Watergate Hotel

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Two brothers from Baltimore are giving people a taste of their chicken and waffles in Washington, D.C. — thanks to a six-week pop-up engagement that’s got them serving...

Sister and Mom Trio Celebrate 2nd Anniversary of Smoothies and Business

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Note to everyone. Not every business venture with family ends up on Iyanla's “Fix My Life” on OWN. In fact Lauren Williamson, Chanel Grant, and their mother Toya...

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....

Schools Celebrate Male Role Models with `Million Father March’

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Fathers, grandfathers and male caretakers of all backgrounds are invited to step to the front of the line and bring their children to school September 28.   Baltimore City Public...

Looking for Employment When All You Hear is ‘No’

The following is a bonus article to the articles running in the AFRO’s 5th Annual Career and Education Fair supplement. The AFRO’s Career and Education Fair will be held on September 25 from 10...

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...

From Sitcom Star to Cookbook Author

By Jannah G. Johnson, Special to the AFRO Sitcom star, photographer and former model Daphne Maxwell Reid is adding a new title to her long list of professions: author. Reid recently released a cookbook for beginners called Grace +...

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...

DC Entrepreneur Returns to Bake in Baltimore

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO “I want to be impactful in the food space, what does that look like,” April Richardson mused inside the kitchen of her new business: Baked in Baltimore. September 15...

The Naturalista Expo Is Serving Self Care For The Busy Black Woman

By Christina Sturdivant Sani, Special to the AFRO Angela Walker is a busy woman. But the 30-year-old mother, entrepreneur, and natural hair care guru is committed to self care—from her tresses to her toes. Ever evolving, Walker is...

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