Black Panther Costume Revealed at NMAAHC

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO Wakanda forever has been taken to a new level at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). On October 24, Chadwick Boseman’s “Black Panther” costume...

FAMU Graduate Seeks To Represent Ward 5 on the D.C. State Board of Education

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO Adrian Jordan, talked to the AFRO for 30 minutes straight. Jordan, 34, a candidate for Ward 5 State Board of Education, took no breaks to read notes or...

Black Owned Music Venues

By Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO With the D.C. fall art season in full swing, Black musicians and patrons alike are getting amped for a chilly season made warm by good music. Historically known for...

Residents Look to Incentivize Growth for Local Musical Performers

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO Life may have just gotten a little sweeter for small performing arts venues and artists, looking to capitalize on the intimacy, originality and authenticity of their local music. On...

Black Mentors Required to Save Our Children

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO At the Oct. 23 annual fundraiser and reception for National Capital Area CARES, an organization that mentors impoverished Black teenagers in the District, author and Georgetown University professor...

DMV HBCU Report: Bowie State Closer to CIAA North Title; Howard and Morgan Lose

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Bowie State moved one step closer to playing for their conference championship while Howard and Morgan were all but mathematically eliminated from contention with losses last weekend. BOWIE STATE...

DC Mayor Announces New Grants to Improve Safety in Religious Institutions

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to The AFRO Immediately following the tragic massacre of Jewish worshippers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced nearly $1 million in grants to help...

Martha’s Table Celebrates New Location and New D.C. Dedication

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Martha’s table will host their October Market from 4-6 p.m. today at at the Commons, in honor of the organizations new address and expanding commitment to D.C. The...

Black Press Under Attack, NNPA President Puts Press on Alert

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Amid bomb filled packages being delivered to prominent Democrats and anti-Trump activists, the National Newspaper Publisher’s Association’s (NNPA) President and CEO, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., sent a statement...

Toby’s Dinner Theater a Local Treat for DMV Residents; ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ Musical Keeps Fats...

By Timothy Cox, Special to The Afro COLUMBIA, MD -- Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller was just 39 when he died in 1943. From Sept. 14 thru Nov 4, Toby’s Dinner Theater in Columbia, Maryland has featured a...

Alice Walker Shares Wisdom on Several Subjects at Busboys and Poets

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO Once again, the restaurant, community and cultural space, Busboys and Poets, facilitated a night to remember. On Oct. 15, Busboys and Poets hosted “Taking the Arrow Out of The...

From HBO to HU: Howard AD Davis Brings HBO Savvy to HBCU Sports

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Few people in sports know the exhilaration of constantly being at the epicenter of world-class events.  Howard University Athletics Director Kery Davis does.  The former HBO Boxing executive...

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