Baltimore Highway Marker Honors Black Suffragists

By Jean Thompson Special to AFRO African American suffragists are no longer hidden figures of the struggle to win voting rights for women. Maryland suffragists Augusta T. Chissell and Margaret Gregory Hawkins of historic West Baltimore...

Black Women in NASA, NACA Honored with Congressional Gold Medal

By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] Before there was a book, film and now Congressional Medal, there were four Black women instrumental to NASA and the Space Race to the moon who were “Hidden Figures,” in history. ...

Michelle Obama, 2019 People of the Year List

Almost four years after the White House, former first lady Michelle Obama continues to grace the headlines across the nation, making the 2019 People of the Year list. Obama has had a phenomenal year with her sold out book tour, earning her a Grammy nomination...

Deadly Shootout at Jersey City’s Kosher Market

By David Porter Associated Press The gunmen in a furious firefight that left six people dead in Jersey City clearly targeted a Jewish market, the mayor said on Dec. 11, amid growing suspicions the bloodshed was...

PGCC Student Dies At Metro

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] Tears, heartache and uncontrollable grief marked the final days of the fall semester on campus once students learned of the tragic death of a Prince George’s Community College peer following...

Local Police Officers Facing Charges, Indictments

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] Two Prince George’s County Police and a former part time Fairmount Heights Police officer are in trouble with the law. Prince George’s County Police Officer First Class Sharrod Wiggins and...

Wise Earns Fifth State 4-A Title Beating Northwest 35-14

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] After licking their wounds for an entire year following the loss in the semifinals of the 2018 Maryland State Secondary Schools 4A Playoffs, Henry A. Wise high school completed the...

An Intimate Moment with Philip Bailey

By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] Fans of celebrated musical group Earth, Wind & Fire and legendary featured lead singer Philip Bailey learned the “Reasons,” why the band’s sound has touched the hearts of audiences for five...

Friendship Collegiate Wins DCSAA 2-A Title Again

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] The difference between the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association Championship and the perennial D.C. State Champions from Friendship Collegiate is equivalent to varsity beating up on JV annually.  This year’s D.C....

Honoring Leaders, Raising Funds for Next Generation

By Tyra Wilkes Special to the AFRO On Dec. 7, over 700 millennials gathered in the atrium of the newly renovated Duke Ellington School of the Arts for the annual Capital City Christmas fundraising event. Each year,...

The Moment Most Missed During the Impeachment Hearings

By Quardricos Bernard Driskell Special to AFRO There was one moment in what seems to be this endless cycle of impeachment hearings, where the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Trump’s impeachment spoke volumes about the...

Life Through The Lens: Q&A With Geraldine Howard

By AFRO Staff During his time in the Marines, JD Howard picked up a camera and decided to visually document the places he’s been and the people he saw. Almost 50 years later and his...

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