Church Organization Fights For Food Equity in the Black Community

By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO In 2018, it is important to find ways to empower our communities with resources, education and economic opportunity.  Many churches and Pastors have various community programs that  meet these...

DC Communities of Color Feel Left Out By Food Delivery Services

By Christina Sturdivant-Sani, Special to the AFRO A 31-year-old Ward 7 resident has created an online petition calling out food delivery services that don’t deliver to neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River. In three days, the...

First Black Woman NASCAR Owner Steps Up

The first Black woman to own a NASCAR team completed her first official race Feb. 18. Melissa Harville-Lebron, CEO of W. M. Stone Enterprises and owner of E2 Northeast Motorsports, and her racing team debuted...

D.C. Teen Hoping to Win Google Contest

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When 15-year-old Laila Holsendorff realized Google chose her octopus drawing to represent D.C. in the nationwide Doodle 4 Google contest, she buried her face in her hands and...

Soul of Sonoma Highlights Black Premium Wine Experience

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Soul of Sonoma wants to raise the profile of the few Black-owned vineyards, wineries and establishments producing quality wine. Boasting “unparalleled tasting experiences at premium wineries and featured venues,”...

Ex-PG Democrats Chair Strikes It Big in IT

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] While many Prince Georgians know Terry Speigner as the engaging, dedicated former chairman of the county's Democratic Central Committee, not many know he is a successful entrepreneur in information...

D.C. Native Gives Back with Socks

By Jasmine Ball, Special to the AFRO A native Washingtonian is giving back to the community with socks. Socks might appear minor for some, but to others they can change lives. “I thought what if I designed...

Apartment Building Developed by Wendell Pierce to Open in April

BALTIMORE (AP) — Actor Wendell Pierce has announced that the grand opening of an apartment complex will be next month. The Baltimore Sun reports Pierce said in a tweet, "Grand Opening of The Nelson Kohl...

Papa John’s Takes a Knee, Gets Replaced by Pizza Hut

Last year John Schnatter, then CEO of Papa John’s Pizza, ignited a national controversy when he said, “The NFL has hurt us by not resolving the current debacle to the players’ and owners’ satisfaction....

“It does happen. All the time. Just not to you and me.”

By Ron Harris and Matthew Horace The first time we met Howard Schulz, the founder and chairman of Starbucks, he was speaking to more than 200 of the nation’s highest ranking Black law enforcement officers...

Senator Tim Scott Talks New Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Communities of Color

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO “If there is no succession plan, there will be no success.” U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) said at a moderated session during a Washington, D.C. stop of...

DC Group Looks to Reconnect with Community

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] One of Ward 8's most far-reaching private social service agencies recently met to re-invigorate its mission and to prepare for its part in the economic expansion of the ward. On...

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