A Reflection on Veterans Day from a Beloved AFRO Veteran

By Edgar Brookins, AFRO General Manager, D.C. With over two decades of service to the country and to the AFRO, Army veteran, Edgar Brookins reflects on Veterans Day and why its celebrated in the United States. Sunday...

A Big Night for Incumbents in D.C.

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO It was a big night for the incumbents in the District of Columbia as Mayor Muriel Bowser, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelsen were...

Black Entrepreneurs: DMV Black Restaurant Week Amplifies Black Talent in the Kitchen, at...

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When was the last time you patronized a Black-owned restaurant in the DMV? If you can’t remember, that’s a problem, says Furard Tate, one of three people behind the...

A New Book About Realizing One’s Dreams and Potential By Africa Miranda

By Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO After more than a decade of being in the entertainment industry, renaissance woman, Africa Miranda has displayed her talents on television, as a model and most recently as an...

Arts School Talks Educational Justice for LGBTQ Students

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO In the spirit of Bullying Prevention Month and LGBTQ History month students, educators and advocates sat down and engaged on the fight for justice for LGBTQ youth of color...

Alphas Support School for District’s Young Men

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. recently donated $10,000 to support the Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys, an independent and tuition free institution that serves children...

Zambian Royalty Finds Refuge at HBCUs, But At What Cost?

By Lynette Monroe, Special to the AFRO For many African Americans, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) serve as a place of refuge. A place to reconcile identity in a world that seeks to erase...

Naomi Wadler Uses Her Platform and Shaved Head to Remind People to Vote

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] A week before what former President Barack Obama called possibly the “most important election of our lifetimes,” the Washington Area Women’s Foundation gathered for their annual luncheon, yet it...

Mayor Bowser Surprises Third Grade Teacher with Teacher of the Year Award

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Caption: District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, State Superintendent of Education Hanseul Kang, Interim DCPS Chancellor Amanda Alexander and Acting Deputy Mayor for Education Paul Kihn surprised third grade...

National Capital Baptist Convention Supports Northeast Maglev

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] In hopes of providing more jobs and opportunities for residents of the region, the National Capital Baptist Convention (NCBC) announced its support of Northeast Maglev- the company overseeing the...

Impact of Development on Inner Cities Discussed at Smithsonian

By Delonte Harrod, Special to the AFRO The nation’s capital is among several American cities where rapid re-development has borne ills such as the destabilization of long-standing communities of color, and increased poverty. Scholars, activists, non-profit leaders...

Remembering Ntozake Shange

By AFRO Staff A legendary Black feminist, poet and playwright shared an unforgettably intimate moment with District audiences just a few days before her passing on October 27 at a senior home in Bowie, Maryland....

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