Community Angry at Prospect of Possible Post Office Closures

Outside the Brightwood post office in northwest Washington, a long line of customers wait in line for stamps, money orders, passport services, mailings and packages. As the customers approach the counter, almost all of...

Apprentices’ Graduation, a First in District Since ’70s

Cardoza Senior High School in Northwest Washington served as the backdrop for graduation ceremonies in honor of the first class of registered apprenticeship graduates of the D.C. Apprenticeship Academy. More importantly, the 12 apprentice...

Smithsonian Exhibit Displays Work by AFRO Cartoonist Thomas A. Stockett

A talk that analyzes the work of Thomas Stockett, a former editorial cartoonist for the Afro-American Newspapers, is scheduled to be included in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s 2017 Archives Fair: Performance...

Ward 8 Dems Debate Airbnb’s Toll on Affordable Housing

The Ward 8 Democrats held a debate on affordable housing and whether home-sharing is beneficial for District of Columbia residents. The debate, "Affordable Housing vs. Airbnb" was held at the St. Elizabeths East R.I.S.E....

D.C. Mayor, School Chancellor Tout New Strategic Plan

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and D.C. Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson recently released a strategic plan for the next five years for the District of Columbia's public school system that aims to double the number...

Celebration of Life

MBI Health services, a certified behavioral health agency in D.C., gave turkeys to residents on Nov. 21 in honor and gratitude for slain Baltimore Detective Sean Suiter, who was a D.C. native. (pictured) MBI...

Bishop Felton May Praised as a Serious, Passionate Leader

Over 30 bishops of the United Methodist Church traveled from across the country to praise a deceased colleague who was a trailblazer and didn't hesitate to speak out against and acted to change injustices. On...

Union Demands D.C Metro Do More to Protect Bus Drivers

Decrying what they say is an “epidemic” of bus operator assaults on Metro, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 is demanding Metro implement a six-point plan to end the “open season” of rider assaults on...

Incumbents Win; Initiative 77 Passes

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Despite spirited campaigns from opponents, the incumbents in the District of Columbia's June 19 primaries had no problems being re-nominated to their seats. Of the registered voters in the District,...

Africans Seek Deeper Cultural Exchange with Black Americans

Mei Turay emigrated to the United States from Sierra Leone as a young boy with his family more than 30 years ago and settled into the District’s Columbia Heights neighborhood with ease. His cultural...

D.C. Police Union Aims to Unseat Councilmembers

The chairman of D.C.’s police union, Matthew Mahl, will work to unseat 10 city council members who signed a resolution calling for police reform, he said in an emotional statement. The platform, written by Council...

”Howard University Faculty Call For President’s Dismissal In Blistering Open-Letter

Howard University faculty and administrators released a scathing letter last week calling for the ouster of HU president Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, saying that his “presidency is failed and represents a dark and shameful...

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