CBCF’s Annual Legislative Conference Has Something for Everyone

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 48th Annual Legislative Conference is taking place from September 12-16 in the District of Columbia and there is something for everyone who attends. The CBC...

Mail-In Voting in DC Gains Traction

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The June 19 District of Columbia primary election produced one of the lowest voter turnouts in many years. That has prompted the city to add an additional mode of...

Howard U. Moves Up in Top College Rankings

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] A prestigious news magazine recently released its 2019 rankings of the nation's universities and there was plenty of good news for Howard University. U.S. News and World Report issued its annual...

DCPS Remembers Local Lives Lost on 9/11

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] September 11, 2001- the day of the deadliest attack in U.S. history- left nearly 3,000 people dead and more than 6,000 others injured. 19 terrorists hijacked four planes resulting...

DC Shows Love to Samira Wiley for Emmy Win

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Native Washingtonian Samira Wiley, who gained fame in the character of Poussey Washington in Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” is celebrating an Emmy for the role of Moira...

Suspect in Murder of Maryland Teen Facing Charges

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington D.C. Editor, [email protected] Authorities said they arrested and charged one suspect in the August murder of 16-year-old Kevin Wilson Jr. of Silver Spring, who was shot in the Takoma Park area of...

D.C. Summit to Focus on Maternal, Infant Health

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has invited mayors and leaders from all over the country to descend on the District for her inaugural mayoral Maternal and Infant Health Summit,...

DMV HBCU Report: Despite Losses QBs Shine in Season Openers

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Local HBCU teams went 0-3 as the Labor Day Weekend marked the final unofficial weekend of summer and kicked off college football season.  However, two premiere quarterbacks set...

Black Restaurant Week Comes to DC

By Lauren E Williams, Special to the AFRO Get your calendars ready, and your stomachs emptied because the DMV is set to host Black Restaurant Week November 4-11. Focused on highlighting culinary cuisines from Black chefs,...

Harris Grills Kavanaugh Over Mueller Investigation

By Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor, [email protected] While the back to back bombshells from Bob Woodward’s new book and an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times, allegedly from a Trump White House senior official, triggered a...

DC Mayor Talks New Motherhood on Morning TV

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] It’s been over three months since District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser revealed she assumed another position-motherhood- and until her appearance on Thursday’s “NBC 4 Today Show,” she’s been...

Brazile Lands Teaching Gig at Howard

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] When Donna Brazile began her work as a lecturer at Howard University on Sept. 4, everyone was expecting her to lecture on the virtues of working in politics and...

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