Housing Crisis Looms in Ward 1: Candidates

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The candidates for one of the District of Columbia's most contested D.C. Council races recently got together to discuss one of the city's most pressing issues: housing. D.C....

First-Ever HBCU Museum Opens Down the Street

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO The walls are covered with school sports memorabilia, personal photographs, and newspaper articles. The furniture is modern, yet understated, as not to take away from the artifacts...

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...

Susan Rice Joins Netflix Board of Directors

By Chelsea Burwell, Special to the AFRO Susan Rice, former U.S. National Security adviser, has been named to Netflix’s board of directors. Rice, who also served as the ambassador to the United Nations and key adviser to...

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...

Black-Owned Production Company Acquires Weather Channel

The Weather Channel is under new ownership. Entertainment Studios Inc., an independent movie and TV producer and distributor, said March 22 it's acquired the channel's parent company, Weather Group. Byron Allen, founder and owner of Entertainment...

Black Love Experience Promises a Passport to Wakanda in Southeast

In a small corner of Anacostia where the vestiges of D.C.’s Chocolate City remain, lovers of everything black, beautiful and wondrous gathered to dance, mingle and heal. The Black Love Experience in its 5th year...

How One Businesswoman Got Her Slice of Federal Pie

Fourteen years ago, Dawn Hendricks, 45, was ready to carve out her own path, take control of her destiny and earn a salary that mirrored her responsibilities. So she co-founded FM Talent Source, a...

Shelly Bell is a One-Stop Entrepreneurial Force of Nature

As D.C.’s Google Digital Coach, Shelly Bell helps small and minority businesses navigate the search engine’s business tools. She’s also the founder of Black Girl Ventures, MsPrint USA, and the Made By A Black...

Artist Henrietta Snype Preserves African Basket Making Tradition

Many of us became familiar with Gullah culture through director Julie Dash’s seminal 1991 film, Daughters of the Dust. The first feature film by a Black woman to get general theatrical release, Daughters of...

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...

Miami Dolphins Owner May Have Accidentally Helped Kaepernick Prove His Collusion Suit Against the...

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross may have shared some comments publicly that could end up helping Colin Kaepernick grievance suit that claimed the NFL’s owners colluded to keep him from being signed to a...
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