Remembering Hamiet Bluiett

By Nyame-Kye Kond, Special to the AFRO Dating back to the days of Black Broadway, When the U street corridor was an important destination for Black musicians, and later on when it became a poetry, and...

Raising Awareness for Domestic Violence in DC

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO Domestic Violence is a complex issue that takes shape in many forms. Domestic Violence can take place in any type of relationship, to anyone and according to the DC...

Remembering William “Billy” Harris

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO William “Billy” Harris was a legendary teacher, artist, and founding faculty member and former chair of the visual arts department at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts...

Conference Shows Black Conservatives Ways to Communicate Through Social Media

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] In the age of digital consumption, Black conservative voices are using social media to be heard. Candace Owens, director of communications for the conservative advocacy group Turning Point USA,...

Teams Find Different Paths to Contend for DC ‘State’ Title

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO The concept of a state high school championship in the District of Columbia has been a stroke of genius for fans and given charter school programs something to...

D.C. Council Issues Bill For LGBT Seniors

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia Council proposed legislation to fight for the rights of LGBT seniors. Initiated by D.C. Council members Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) and Anita Bonds (D-At-Large) last week,...

Smithsonian African American Film Festival

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The Smithsonian is honoring African-American film and filmmaking this weekend at its inaugural African American Film Festival, Oct. 24-27. The festival, includes a celebration Oct. 25, hosted by the...

Bible Museum Admits Some of its Dead Sea Scrolls are Fake

By ASHRAF KHALIL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — When Washington's $500 million Museum of the Bible held its grand opening in November 2017, attended by Vice President Mike Pence, there were questions even then about the...

Man Shot by Guard in Lobby of Local Washington Fox Station

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A security guard shot a man at Washington's local Fox station Monday after he kicked through a pair of locked doors and tried to enter the lobby, police...

3 Dead in 24 Hours

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Last weekend three more men were killed in the District.  Contributing to the area’s rising rate, the weekend’s deaths brought the total to 137 homicides in the year- 34...

D.C. Ranks among Top ‘Foodie’ Destinations

By AFRO Staff Just ahead of the first annual Black Restaurant Week, personal finance website WalletHub reported that Washington, D.C. ranks top in their 2018 Best Foodie Cities in America. Over the years, many have adopted...

UDC Icon Earl Jones to be Inducted into Small College Basketball Hall of Fame

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO It was the best of times and the worst of times during the early 1980s when Earl Jones stepped onto the campus of the University of the District...

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