D.C. Spots to Enjoy Your #CoffeeWhileBlack

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO In April, two Black men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia for no apparent reason. Cell phone video of the incident helped...

Homme Boutique Brings Style and Culture to Anacostia

Women have their little black dresses, but what about men? According to Amir Browder, every man’s closet should include “a crisp white button down shirt, a classic pair of nicely fitted jeans, a black brogue...

Frank Savage Knows How to Sail Against the Wind

Frank Savage has a theory about what it will take to bring down the rate of African-American unemployment, which is hovering at 14 percent, higher than any other group in the nation. He believes...

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...

Atima Omara, Political Pioneer with No Fear of Failing

By Tilesha Brown, Special to the AFRO Atima Omara is an award-winning political strategist, advocate, writer and speaker based in Washington, D.C. She made history in 2013 when she became the first African American, and only...

Baltimore Beat’s Short Run Ends

The short run of the Baltimore Beat, an alternative weekly newspaper, is over. “Ugh terrible stupid news. Our publisher has decided to stop publishing the Baltimore Beat. The paper is over,” Brandon Soderberg, the newspaper’s...

In Q & A, Shirley J. Wilcher Says Affirmative Action is Still Needed

Since 2005, Shirley J. Wilcher has directed the American Association for Affirmative Action, a professional organization that is based in Washington, D.C., and has 1,000 members. During the Clinton administration, she ran the Office...

Is This Heineken Ad Racist?

Chance the Rapper certainly thinks so. The Chicago rapper took to Twitter to let Heineken know that their new ad, which depicts a bartender sliding a beer down a bar past several African Americans to...

Widespread ‘Skills Gap’ Leaves Jobs on the Table

As President Obama turns up the heat on Congress to pass his $447 billion dollar job bill, a growing number of employers, unions, educators and employment experts are grappling with a related and urgent...

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...

Insurers Look to Pass Drug Price Breaks Straight to Consumer

By The Associated Press Some major health insurers plan to take a little sting out of prescription drug prices by giving customers rebates at the pharmacy counter. Aetna and UnitedHealthcare both say they will begin passing...

Adams Wants to Bring Business Acumen to Maryland Senate

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Tim Adams is one of the most successful African-American businessmen in the country and he wants to take those talents to Annapolis to benefit Prince George's County residents. Adams is...

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