Review Highlights Metro Police Missteps During Inaugural Protests

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO The Police Foundation recently released an independent review of the Metropolitan Police Department’s interactions with demonstrators during the 2017 Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump that highlights several MPD...

What Does It Take to Start a Business in Ward 7?

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Entrepreneurs who operate their businesses in the District of Columbia's Eastern End often complain about getting capital to fund their businesses. However, a lending expert with the Washington Area...

DC Girls Joined Street Child World Cup in Moscow

By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO Caption: Children playing at Tubman Elementary Soccer Field, a soccer camp site. Nine DC SCORES alumni were honored with a D.C. Council proclamation for their participation in the Street Child...

D.C. Committee on Education Names New Director

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Akeem Anderson, a former D.C. Public Schools employee, has been appointed as the new director of the D.C. City Council’s Committee on Education, Chairman David Grosso (I-At Large)...

This Family Business is Super Sweet

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO Southwest D.C. just got a little sweeter, with the opening of a brand new soda pop shop right in the heart of the District’s beloved Wharf. Initially a father’s dream,...

How 2 Communities in DC, One White One Black, Work Together

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The District of Columbia has a history of racial division. Lately, that has been heightened by its growing affluent White population and a Black populace struggling to stay in...

Welcome to ‘Ben’s Chili Bowl Way’

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] One of the District of Columbia's most popular and iconic eateries will have the block in front of it renamed in its honor. The D.C. Council passed emergency legislation, "The...

Hari Jones, Noted Curator and Historian, Dies at 59

By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO Hari Jones was the assistant director and curator of the African American Civil War Freedom Foundation and Museum in Washington, D.C., a writer, lecturer, historian, a motivational speaker, a...

All Star Weekend Showcases Next Generation

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Two events designed to attract more African American youth participation to the national pastime will be played during the Major League Baseball’s All-Star weekend celebration around the District...

Allen Wants to Represent All of D.C. on the Council

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The already crowded race for the D.C. Council at-large independent seat has added another candidate and this one promises to be potent. Former District of Columbia Banking Commissioner S. Kathryn...

DC Summer Jobs Helps Kids in the Criminal Justice System

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to The AFRO “To rich kids, social capital is an airbag. Meaning if they get in trouble, or possibly have a run in with the law, they have ways to get...

SCOTUS Nominee Chosen. The Fight Begins.

By Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, Special to the AFRO Judge Brett Kavanaugh, 53, was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court July 9. With affirmative action, voting rights, abortion rights, immigration, the Affordable Care Act, and a Federal...

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