‘Spook’ Play Targets Police Killings

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO When police officers in the line of duty were targeted by lone wolf terrorists in cities like Dallas and New York City, the country shook. Many pointed to the...

Fury Over Tip Repeal Talk

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] On June 19 District voters approved Initiative 77, which mandates workers earn a full minimum wage and tips by 2025, 55 percent to 45 percent. On July 10, D.C....

Will Baseball Ever Be as Big as Football in DC?

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Major League’s Baseball’s commitment to diversity and inclusion of minorities and the next generation of urban fans gained unprecedented momentum during All-Star week in D.C.  The chance to...

Mural Honors Negro Leagues Pioneers

By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO Just in time for the kickoff of All-Star Week (July 13-17), Major League Baseball unveiled a mural honoring the Negro Leagues, particularly trailblazing players Mamie “Peanut” Johnson and Josh...

MLB Off-Field Activities a Hit with DC

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] It would appear that Major League Baseball scored a home-run with District of Columbia residents and visitors during All-Star Fanfest, one of the many activities part of All-Star Week...

Synthetic Marijuana K2 Likely Cause of Widespread DC Sickness

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Synthetic marijuana, also known as K2, might allow someone to pass a urine test, but Washington, D.C. is asking is that worth risking death? With four District residents dead after...

Police Misconduct Weighs on DC Residents

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] D.C. Council member Charles Allen recently held a public hearing on police misconduct in the District of Columbia, particularly Wards 7 and 8. He got an earful. Allen, a Democrat...

What Summer Vacation? D.C. Council Members Plan to Work During Recess

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The District of Columbia Council started its annual summer recess on July 15 but that doesn't mean legislators will be taking a long vacation from their jobs. "I am planning on...

Mayor Bowser and Police Face Criticism After 10-Year-Old Killed

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] On the evening of July 16, Donetta Wilson gave her 10-year-old daughter, Makiyah Wilson, money for the ice cream truck that had just pulled up in the buzzing Clay...

Why Are Some Top Democrats Supporting Hogan Over Jealous?

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Despite an unpopular President and being in a state with a majority of Democratic voters, political veterans say Ben Jealous is facing an uphill battle in his bid...

Damonte Dodd, Former UMD Basketball Player, Yields Passport Following Rape Allegations

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Damonte Dodd, former University of Maryland (UMD) basketball player, had to surrender his passport but is free on his own recognizance after a bail hearing on July 12, following...

Metro’s Biggest Union Voted to Strike. Will They?

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Metro workers are fed up, and on July 15 many frontline workers from its largest union voted to allow its leadership to call for a strike-- a form of...

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