Arlington Links Member Honored by AFRO Named National President

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The Links  elected Kimberly Jeffries Leonard as its national president, putting her in charge of one of the world’s largest and oldest women’s service organizations. The move came...

Where DC Kids Can Get Free Summer Meals

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] According to the Capital Area Food Bank, 641,000 D.C. residents are at risk or currently experience hunger and 200,000 of them are children.  Many low-income Washingtonians can count on...

DC Organization Uses Arts to Spread Activism

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Service Never Sleeps (SNS) is a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit organization that empowers “individuals and communities to catalyze social justice through service and allyship,” according to its founder Whitney...

D.C. Girls Represent America In Street Child World Cup in Moscow

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO FIFA World Cup frenzy may be fading for male stars after the tournament ends next weekend; but it’s just heating up for nine teenage girls from D.C....

New Documentary Shows Continuing Evolution of Marion Barry’s Legacy

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The political downfall and resurrection of the late Marion Barry, beloved by many as “Mayor for Life,” and derided by some as a crooked politician, figures prominently in...

Fellow Journalist Speak Out About the Capital Gazette Shooting

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Last week five fellow journalists were taken from us in the line of duty at the Capital Gazette. Gerald Fischman, Robert Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi...

Grosso Sponsors Bill to Help DC Student Loan Borrowers

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] In May, many undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in the District of Columbia received their degrees. If they haven’t already, many are also waiting for  something else – a bill...

D.C. Journalist Presents Obscure Story of Memphis Garbage Workers

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] When people discuss the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., they talk about the speech he gave in Memphis the night before and the...

DC Get’s The Style Scoop At “What Do You Know About Fashion?”

Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO In a political arena like the Nation’s Capitol, fashion is almost unheard of if you’re not talking D.C. Fashion Week or creating your own fashion arena to walk it like...

DC Has Plenty for Kids to do During the Summer

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Young people sometimes get into mischief over the summer because they aren't required to be in school. The District of Columbia's government and non-profit organizations have stepped up to...

Hill Earns CoSIDA Hall of Fame Honor

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Ed Hill was an understated spokesman for Howard University. In 30 years as sports information director for the Bison athletic program, Hill was more than a disseminator of...

Laura Murphy Helps Online Organizations Fight Discrimination and Bias

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Civil Rights activist, crisis management expert and AFRO board member Laura Murphy has come to the rescue of online organizations who need a healthy dose of #BlackGirlMagic to...

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