DC Police Are Now Required to Learn Black History

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] While statistics prove that for years people of color have died at the hands of police at a disproportionate rate than Whites, the resurgence of Black activism and “staying...

Black DC Residents Fight for Climate Change Bill

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] African Americans in the District of Columbia are concerned about the quality of the environment and are taking steps to become more active. On April 13, a handful of Black...

Black-Owned Studio Tones Bodies

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Caption: Maya Dennis (left), Jillian Carter (center) and Alexis Miller (right), all work at Sidebarre, a Black-owned barre company that teaches classes in D.C. and Maryland. Carter, 24,...

Affordable Housing Comp Plan Dominates DC Candidates Forum

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Because the problem of affordable housing and the District of Columbia's comprehensive plan around it continue to be major points of contention in most wards, the topic dominated the...

Cardrienne Perrin Griffin, Well-Loved Baltimore Teacher, Dies

By AFRO Staff Cardrienne Perrin Griffin was born on September 18, 1933, in Raleigh, North Carolina.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia State University in Elementary Education, in 1954, and later served...

Metro Gets Special Funding from District

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, one of the oldest in the country, finally received “dedicated funding” after Mayor Bowser and Council Chairman Phil Mendelson signed the Dedicated...

HBCU Students and Leaders Lobby Capitol Hill for Support

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Hundreds of students, administrators and alumni from Black higher education institutions from around the country recently visited the U.S. Capitol to lobby lawmakers on behalf of their institutions to...

DC High School Puts City on Global Climate Stage

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Deanwood’s H.D. Woodson High School recently hosted D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s kickoff of #EarthWeekDC. The Northeast school is one of the largest on-site solar projects in the country. Solar panels...

Bearden in Baltimore City Public Schools

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] The vast majority of people who pass through the Upton Metro station, the second busiest Metro stop (Penn-North is first) in the city, probably don’t realize that an American art...

Who Killed Det. Sean Suiter?

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Detective Sean Suiter was murdered November 15, 2017, in the 900 block of Baltimore’s Harlem Park. It has been over five months since his death. Baltimore City Police Department...

Why Aren’t More Black Baltimoreans Working?

By J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFRO Black Baltimoreans remain dramatically behind Baltimore Whites across several key employment sectors, a new study reveals. The study, commissioned by Associated Black Charities (ABC), penetrated into traditionally generalized employment...

March Vows to Fight Trump Tax Plan

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Tax Day was not a good day for the Trump government to collect taxes. While the IRS.gov site crashed due to record numbers of late filers, activists and politicians...

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