Everybody Wins! Hosts 20th Annual Gala

On April 22, the D.C. branch of the Everybody Wins! Children and literacy mentoring organization hosted its 20th annual gala celebration. The event, which was hosted at the Capital Hilton in N.W. D.C., was...

Spotlight on Black Educators: University of D.C. President Ronald Mason

The University of the District of Columbia is recognized federally as an urban land-grant institution and a HBCU. In May 2015, Ronald Mason was hired for the presidency by the board of trustees of...

D.C. Clergy Change Direction to Address Issues

Concerned about President Donald J. Trumps’ continued effort to roll back decades of gains, religious pastors of some of the Districts largest congregations have organized into a new coalition to grapple with national and...

New Hotel Project Aims to Hire D.C. Residents, Black Contractors

Beyond encompassing well over 1,100 rooms, lush terraces and hip retail shops, developers of the new Washington Convention Center Hotel claim the establishment will give District residents what they need most jobs. After breaking ground...

Study: HU Ranks High in Meeting Nation’s New Medical Needs

WASHINGTON -- Howard University College of Medicine is number three among the 141 American medical schools in producing doctors that meet the nation’s new health care needs, according to a study by George Washington...

Dress for Success Sale

Dress for Success will hold a Pop Up Shop named “Empowershop” on July 24 and 25. The sale will be open to the public and include substantial savings on essential professional women’s attire as...

GOP Makes Inroads in D.C. Politics

The results of the April 26 special election may reflect a changing city that is increasingly open to a more diverse D.C. Council. Patrick Mara, the lone Republican in the at-large race, came in...

Coolidge High Welcomes ‘Environmental Classroom,’ Revamped Greenhouse

On Nov. 6, numerous students, alumni, neighbors, and volunteers pulled together for the Legacy Project Build-it Day to plant the foundation for an environmentally conscious future at Calvin Coolidge High School in northwest Washington,...

In Memoriam: Ocie M. Jackson

By The AFRO Staff Ocie M. Jackson a high level Department of Defense worker, died at the age of 94 on August 26 at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney, Maryland. She was a native of Oxford,...

D.C. Kidney Action Day

Kidney Action Day will be on Sept. 9, where free health screenings, community resources, live entertainment and family fun will be provided at the Yards Park, 355 Water Street SE, from 11 a.m. –...

Mayoral Candidates Lock Horns on Top Issues

Ramping up to the April 1 Democratic primary, the Missionary Baptist Ministers' Conference of Washington, D.C. and Vicinity hosted a debate forum Feb. 17 at Zion Baptist Church in Northwest. Clergymen, residents, and even...

Black Fatherhood Rally at New Bethal Baptist Church

100 Fathers, and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity are sponsoring a Black Fathers Rally on Oct.9 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the New Bethal Baptist Church, 1739 Ninth St. N.W. The event will serve as...
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