D.C. Council Passes Bill to Benefit Performing Artists

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] In 1917 the great musician Duke Ellington and his band earned $100 per night entertaining audiences on U St. in Washington, D.C.  By today’s standards that would equate to...

Jolley’s Use Jazz to Make A Holiday Impact in D.C.

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] There are those who need the spirit of Christmas time to feel jolly. But when your passion is jazz music and you can practice your passion professionally with your brother...

Three Little Known Bills with A Huge Impact on D.C. Residents

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Much like Black Friday the day after Christmas the last legislative session of the D.C. Council seemed like a jam packed nerve racking blitz to get to the finish...

D.C. Organizations Optimistic about Passing of School Safety Act

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It was a week of big bills passed over the last several days as legislators in both the District and federal government pushed through landmark bills addressing the environment...

The Science Princess Brings Business Savvy and Slime

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Its early evening on a Friday, and while many tweens may be relishing some social media time, or a chance to call friends, or even watch a movie, Maria...

#BFF More Than a Best Friend for Black Women Entrepreneurs in Tech

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The hashtag #BFF is widely known as “Best Friends Forever,” but now for many entrepreneurs it’s a ray of hope. According to information from “digitalundivided,” an organization that helps Black...

District to Tackle Opioid Crisis

Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and the D.C. Department of Behavioral Health announced the launch of “LIVE. LONG. DC.,” the strategic plan to address misuse, addiction and deaths related...

From Selling Drugs On DC Streets To Making Them Safer

By PETER HERMANN, The Washington Post WASHINGTON (AP) — The boys, barely in their teens, were angry. A young man they knew had been shot dead. Robbie Merritt was not the first man from around their Southeast...

Duke Ellington Seeks Answers After OSSE Residency Allegations

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer A group of concerned parents, and staff from Duke Ellington School of the Arts sat behind a small wooden desk during the State Board of Education (SBOE) public meeting...

The Museum of African Art, the Perfect Companion to the NMAAHC

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The numbers don’t lie. According to statistics provided by the Smithsonian about 20 million people visited the collage of free museums this year. (The numbers go through October.) That...

National Collegiate Lost First Battle to Keep Doors Open, School Still Fighting

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer In a spirited and robust meeting late Monday night, the D.C. Public Charter School Board voted unanimously to initiate revocation- essentially trying to close the doors- for National Collegiate...

D.C. Council Passes Landmark Energy Bill

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The crowd erupted in applause Tuesday as the D.C. Council unanimously passed the “Clean Energy D.C. Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018,” a historic bill that will push the District...

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