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...

HU Graduation

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) addresses students, faculty, alumni and other guests at Howard University’s 149th Commencement Ceremony on May 14.

District Crime Roundup

District of Columbia Jury Convicts Man of Second-Degree Murder While Armed in 2010 Slaying of Acquaintance Defendant Chased and Stabbed Victim after Argument at Gas Station Richard Williams, 43, was found guilty by a jury Dec. 4...

D.C. Residents Nervous About Trumpcare

The recent vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, has District leaders and residents uneasy about what happens next and how that...

D.C. Woman Presses for Answers After Husband Mysteriously Dies in Jail

Officials are investigating the death of a 49-year-old man at Prince George’s County Jail in Upper Marlboro, Md., even as his wife is demanding answers."I just want the truth of why my husband is...

Gray Trounces Fenty

In a race fraught with delays in the vote count, City Council Chairman Vincent Gray prevailed over incumbent Adrian Fenty in the 2010 Democratic Primary Elections, Sept. 14. With 90 percent of the precincts...

With Few Opponents, Bowser Looks Towards 2018 Election

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) told District of Columbia residents recently that her administration is working hard to make life better in the city and she plans on working on that for some time....

‘Three Sistahs’ Stage Play Comes to Metro Stage

“Three Sistahs” is a musical about three women who reflect on the promise of the future, while revealing the pain of the present and their regrets of the past. The musical was written and...

Black Residents: D.C./Va. Gondola Proposal Seems Wasteful

A proposal to build a ski resort-style gondola system over the Potomac River connecting the Georgetown area to nearby Rosslyn, Va., has been deemed technically feasible, despite its $80 - $90 million cost to...

While Approving an Education Plan, Make Sure You Close the Achievement Gap

Academic excellence should be an expectation for all students regardless of race, economic background and other factors. While I am delighted that District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and other city officials are laser...

Evening Dental Clinic for Kids Fills Need for Working Families

WASHINGTON – Like many working families in the Washington metropolitan area, Manuel and Sonia Calderon of Rockville, Md., don’t have health insurance. Manuel works rehabbing houses and Sonia stays home to take care of...

Former Street Soldier Donates Food for DC Families

Helping Hands, founded by Gregory Baldwin, 45, provided 500 Thanksgiving turkeys, hams, grocery bags, a hot meal and haircuts for neighborhood children, parents and elders to several Southeast neighborhoods on Nov. 19, just in...

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