Carl Day-Baker is First Homicide of September

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] From the first 11 deaths in January 2018 to 10-year-old Makiyah Wilson’s death in July, the District of Columbia has seen an uptick in violence that is making residents...

Is DC’s Team Coming Home?

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] When the Washington football team moved from Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Stadium in the District of Columbia to what is now FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, some District of...

Local Automotive Program Gives Students an Opportunity to Excel

By Akil Wilson, Special to the AFRO A District of Columbia program is educating residents from some of the city’s most underserved neighborhoods in one of today’s most in demand trades. The Excel Automotive Institute, located...

In Memoriam: Ocie M. Jackson

By The AFRO Staff Ocie M. Jackson a high level Department of Defense worker, died at the age of 94 on August 26 at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney, Maryland. She was a native of Oxford,...

Uncle of DC Woman in Viral Violent Bus Smashing Video Speaks Out

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Last week police released video of a furious young woman, now identified as Mariana Silver, banging on a Greyhound bus window before unapologetically driving away and hitting the bus...

Dockless Bike Company Launches Donation Program for D.C. Nonprofit

By Christina Sturdivant Sani Smart mobility company Lime has launched a program called LimeHero that lets people who ride their dockless bikes and scooters make a donation to a non-profit that assists residents east of...

DC Farmer’s Market Will Match Money Spent by Food Assistance Recipients

By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO Now eating fresh and healthy foods is even easier for those receiving government assistance. FRESHFARM Markets, the Washington Metropolitan based grocer, will match every dollar spent by recipients of...

60 Years of Being More Than Just Ben’s Chili Bowl

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The District shut down a portion of U Street in front of a nationally renowned restaurant while more than 500 residents, local celebrities, politicos, tourists and others danced...

GOP’S Chittams Seeks Council Seat in Democrat Stronghold

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The Rev. Ralph Chittams Sr., a Republican, is fed up with the way the District of Columbia is being run by its politicians so he has decided to run...

High School Football Coming to RFK Stadium

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Without tenants RFK Stadium no longer rocks like it did when NFL, Major League Baseball, and Major League Soccer franchises called it home.  However, for one afternoon in...

Last Service for Historic Shaw Church Set

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO After about 150 years of being a beacon of spirituality and social justice in the Shaw community, Lincoln Temple United Church of Christ will be closing its doors...

Ubiquitous Women’s Expo Celebrates Black Beauty

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO The 5th annual Ubiquitous Women’s Expo brought women and men of color together in Washington, D.C., for a weekend of entertainment and knowledge about everything that represents “Black Girl...

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