D.C. Committee on Education Names New Director

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Akeem Anderson, a former D.C. Public Schools employee, has been appointed as the new director of the D.C. City Council’s Committee on Education, Chairman David Grosso (I-At Large)...

This Family Business is Super Sweet

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO Southwest D.C. just got a little sweeter, with the opening of a brand new soda pop shop right in the heart of the District’s beloved Wharf. Initially a father’s dream,...

How 2 Communities in DC, One White One Black, Work Together

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The District of Columbia has a history of racial division. Lately, that has been heightened by its growing affluent White population and a Black populace struggling to stay in...

Welcome to ‘Ben’s Chili Bowl Way’

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] One of the District of Columbia's most popular and iconic eateries will have the block in front of it renamed in its honor. The D.C. Council passed emergency legislation, "The...

Hari Jones, Noted Curator and Historian, Dies at 59

By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO Hari Jones was the assistant director and curator of the African American Civil War Freedom Foundation and Museum in Washington, D.C., a writer, lecturer, historian, a motivational speaker, a...

All Star Weekend Showcases Next Generation

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO Two events designed to attract more African American youth participation to the national pastime will be played during the Major League Baseball’s All-Star weekend celebration around the District...

Allen Wants to Represent All of D.C. on the Council

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The already crowded race for the D.C. Council at-large independent seat has added another candidate and this one promises to be potent. Former District of Columbia Banking Commissioner S. Kathryn...

DC Summer Jobs Helps Kids in the Criminal Justice System

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to The AFRO “To rich kids, social capital is an airbag. Meaning if they get in trouble, or possibly have a run in with the law, they have ways to get...

SCOTUS Nominee Chosen. The Fight Begins.

By Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, Special to the AFRO Judge Brett Kavanaugh, 53, was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court July 9. With affirmative action, voting rights, abortion rights, immigration, the Affordable Care Act, and a Federal...

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...

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