AFRO Exclusive: OSSE Releases Statement After OSSE Public Meeting

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Just days after the public outcry of Duke Ellington School of the Arts, faculty, staff and parents of students confronted the SBOE about residency fraud claim, the Office of...

Casa Ruby Plans for Southeast Exec Expansion

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Casa Ruby, a non-profit safe space for LGBTQ D.C. residents seeking services, shelter and food, has big plans for the new year, hoping to expand their reach to the...

D.C. Residents Talk about Their 2019 Resolutions

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer AFRO Staff Writer, George Kevin Reporter talked to people at a burning bowl ceremony at Unity church 1225 R Street NW 20009. Lionell Thomas, Resides in D.C. and Atlanta “To live healthier...

National Postal Museum Mixes Story Time and Kwanzaa

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer “We’re glad we came today. We’re glad we came today. Hello, hello to everyone, we’re glad we came today.” That was the mantra sang by a group of energetic and...

DMV HBCU Report: Howard Guards Play Big in Loss to Georgetown

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer,  [email protected] Georgetown’s men’s basketball program has been as benevolent as any philanthropist when it comes to supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  Under John Thompson, Sr. the Hoyas began a tradition...

Eli Lilly Diabetes Center Assists with Insulin Affordability

By AFRO Staff The American Diabetes Association estimates that over 30 million Americans are affected by diabetes and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. In the African American population, studies...

Mayor Bowser Has a Full Week Planned for the District Residents

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Its 2019. A new year is here, and Mayor Muriel Bowser and the city are ready with a slew of events and a strong vision for the next...

Garbage, Feces Take Toll On National Parks Amid Shutdown

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOCELYN GECKER , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West's iconic national...

House Democrats Have Plan to Fund Government, But Not a Wall

By ZEKE MILLER and LISA MASCARO , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A week and a half into a partial government shutdown, House Democrats released their plan to re-open the government without approving money for...

COMMENTARY: Allen Can’t Run from Mismanagement Failures with Burgundy and Gold

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer,  [email protected] Following another dismal 4-12 season in 2014 Bruce Allen, the president and general manager of the NFL’s franchise in Washington, D.C. uttered the phrase that continues to define his legacy. “We’re...

Dianah Shaw Installed as 2019 President of D.C. Association of Realtors

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Dianah Shaw of POWER Consulting and Real Estate was installed as President of the District of Columbia Association of Realtors at the New Hampshire Avenue Northwest Headquarters this month-...

Industrial Bank Named December 2018 Location of the Month

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The District of Columbia Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (OCTFME) named Industrial Bank its December 2018 Location of the Month. “We’re very excited,” said Melanee Woodard, Assistant...

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