Spreading Smiles Across Northern Virginia

The fourth annual Spreading Smiles event, comprised of offices in Vienna, Fairfax, Arlington, and The Plains, Va. will include local dentists providing services to local residents in need of free dental care on Sept....

Washington ‘Redskins,’ Racial Bias and a Divided High Court

Racial justice tops the opening of the Supreme Court’s new term. When Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead in Feb. conservative Republicans vowed to stall President Barack Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland. The...

Newcomer Lewis Seeks Council Seat with Positive Message

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] During the Nov. 6 general election, voters in the District will elect a independent at-large representative on the council. Rustin Lewis hopes residents will consider his bid. "I come...

Out of the Darkness Community Walk

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is scheduled to be held on Oct 28 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW. Registration is free. The event symbolizes the...

D.C. Council Members Struggle in Fight for Statehood at Legislators Conference

Two members of the D.C. Council almost persuaded an influential political association to back District statehood but fell short because of last minute maneuvering by opponents. D.C. Council members Vincent Orange (D-At Large), Anita Bonds...

CBCF Exhibit Hall 2012

The exhibit hall provided an opportunity for CBCF registrants and visitors to connect with corporate and federal exhibitors and vendors along with a Author’s Pavilion with presenters such as Colin Powell, NBA Basketball star...

Why Blacks Must Vote

A recent discussion on the importance of voting in the Nov. 8 general election morphed into a contentious discourse on why some young adults are skeptical about the political process. A community forum "Ready! Set!...

Ward 7 Youth Beat Summer Learning Loss at D.C. Tech Camp

While today’s youth can navigate websites, mobile applications, and mobile devices, very few can create these technologies. This summer, more than 75 Black youth learned the inner workings of digital technology and science at...

Norton to Hold Her Election Watch Party at LOVE in Unity with New City...

To show unity with the city’s new administration, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will hold her election night watch party in an area provided to her at LOVE Nightclub, 1350 Okie St., N.E., along...

BOPA Sponsors Tech Career Job Fair Conducted at D.C. Hotel

Several of the nation’s top companies are taking part in a career fair hosted by the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA), a Largo, Md.-based nonprofit that represents some of the nation’s top technology and...

Moneywise Wealth, Health and Digital Empowerment Summit

On Dec. 3, The Daniel Alexander Payne Community Development Corporation will be hosting their 6th annual Moneywise Wealth, Health and Digital Empowerment Conference from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the National Education Association...

Patricia L. Young Named New Head of Order of Eastern Stars

Prior to the mid-1990s, any woman interested in being a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a Free Mason organization open to women, had to be a blood relative or wife of...

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