‘All Hands-On Deck’ Effort for Maternal, Infant Health

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser sounded the alarm on maternal mortality rates September 13 at her inaugural Maternal & Infant Health Summit that attracted more than 800...

The Search for Solutions to School-to-Prison Pipeline

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL 24th District) has a mission - pull young Black boys out of the school-to-prison pipeline. She hopes her 5,000 Role Models of Excellence...

CBC Conference Mixes Celebrity and Politics

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO You may be able to argue about whether politics and celebrity mix, but what is hard to contest is the impact of celebrity on politics. Case in point...

Race Becomes Issue in Tipped Workers Fight

By Akira Kyles, Special to the AFRO Many advocates and opponents of Initiative 77 showed up at the Wilson Building September 17 to witness the D.C. Council hold a hearing on Bill 22-913, the “Tipped Workers...

New DC Housing Complex Caters to Grandfamilies

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] As gentrification continues in the District, a new affordable housing complex is offering units to a very specific kind of family- grandfamilies- households headed by grandparents rearing grandchildren. Located in...

DC: Residents: Are You “DMV Certified?”

By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO A Glenarden man is looking to preserve the D.C culture in the midst of the gentrification boom that has taken the city by storm with a webshow titled,...

Ward 8 Faith Leaders Reach out to Homeless

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Faith leaders pastoring in Ward 8 participated in an outreach event to help the homeless and possibly bring new members to their congregations. The Ward 8 Faith Partners Breakfast Fellowship...

DC Charter Schools Educators Honored During CBC Weekend

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO With the impact of public charter schools continuing to revolutionize the American education system, seven leaders in the field are being honored during Congressional Black Caucus festivities in...

Ward 7 Resident Writes Inspiring Children’s Book

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Dr. Kelsi Bracmort was bothered that many of the children's books that she read to her young mentees were so divorced from real life that she decided to do...

DC Program Matches Residents with Jobs

By Brelaun Douglas, Special to the AFRO Earlier this summer, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a plan to connect D.C. residents in communities disproportionately impacted by unemployment and violence with work experience and training through the 1,000...

April Ryan Calls Omarosa ‘Minister Liar’

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Former White House advisor and reality star Omarosa Manigault Newman and White House journalist April Ryan have been at odds for a while and on Thursday morning, the veteran...

‘13’ Expect Nixon to React May 17

The Congressional Black Caucus is holding their annual conference in Washington, D.C. this week. The AFRO is reprinting this 1971 article about the founding members of the Black Caucus meeting with President Richard Nixon,...

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