‘Just Mercy’ Exclusive: Stevenson Highlights Criminal Injustice

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) set the stage for a red carpet premiere of Just Mercy and more importantly offered a platform for a powerful...

Poor People’s Campaign Mobilized in D.C. This Week

By Jesse Jackson Special to NNPA This week in Washington, the powers that be are hearing from a vital new democratic force in this country. For three days, the Poor People’s Campaign will bring poor and low-wage...

Happy 90th Birthday to ‘The Queen’

The AFRO wishes Ms. Dorothy “The Queen” Williams a happy birthday as she celebrates 90 wonderful years of life. Ms. Williams is the mother of Denise DeLeaver, Doreen Frazier, and AFROs Director of Community...

Local Chef Breaks Food Out of the Box

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] Sometimes having “no rules,” is where creativity thrives, and clearly that’s the case when it comes to Chef Damian Brown and the memorable, delicious, nostalgia inducing food he’s whipping up...

Commentary: I Was Just Thinking… Mama In The Classroom

By Norma Adams Wade I wrote my first column in 1988 for a local Dallas newspaper. I wrote about a beloved Dallas guidance counselor and teacher that most students called “Mama.” Chew on that for...

Watkins Award Class of 2020 Finalists Announced

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] The final whistle may have blown on college football season, but some of the brightest stars representing the future of the sport will be coming back to the D.M.V....

Free Auricular Acupuncture at NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] Like every year, “NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo” will offer a great deal of exhibits, activities, giveaways and services, and Maryland University Integrative Health (MUIH) is excited to be joining...

BSU Hoop Teams Split in Carolinas

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] As Bowie State’s women finally cracked the national top ten in Division II they hit the Carolinas beginning with a stop at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) in Charlotte. ...

AFRO Exclusive: Tiffany Haddish Dishes on ‘Like A Boss’

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish is a busy boss in her own right, as a working performer, spokeswoman for Groupon, host of Kids Say the Darndest Things and in her...

Homelessness Epidemic: District Displaces Tent City Occupants

By Tyra Wilkes Special to the AFRO Displaced occupants of an encampment on K Street N.E. were recently met with an “eviction” notice informing them that as of Jan. 16, “all property blocking this sidewalk is...

Ball Brings Awareness to Black Men’s Mental Health

By Micha Green D.C. Editor Mental illness in the Black community is a bit of a taboo that only started to gain major traction in the past decade, particularly with celebrities championing the cause to address...

5K Moves To National Mall

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] Graduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) from local and regional alumni association chapters are taking over the National Mall in early July.  The DC HBCU Alumni Alliance will...

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