Howard Fine Arts Professor Shows How African Dance Chronicled History

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Dance as viewed through our modern lens is centered on entertainment. You can hardly look at a music video, sports game or viral clip that doesn’t involve the latest...

Hogan Secretly Tries to Keep NFL Franchise in Prince George’s County

By Mark Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] With the District of Columbia ready to make a strong run at luring the professional football franchise back to the place it represents, Gov. Larry Hogan appears ready to call...

Black Women Convene Post the 2018 Elections

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When Black women come together, powerful shifts happen.  The power of Black Girl Magic has been proven from stories told in “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics,” “Hidden...

DCPS Launches New Five-Star Report Card System

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) recently introduced a new report card for young learners attending public schools. This new and improved report card includes a five-star system which allows...

Howard Names Prince as New Coach

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] Two years ago, it would’ve been hard to imagine any prominent FBS coach would be interested in the Howard University head-coaching job.  The program was beginning its recovery from...

Southeast Man Slain in His Car

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Since 2018 the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has listed as many as 76 homicides as unsolved/major crimes in the District of Columbia. The most recent suspect on this list is...

The Inaugural Urban One Honors Makes History in Chocolate City

Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] On Dec. 9 the legendary Cathy Hughes brought the inaugural Urban One Awards to Washington, D.C. bringing a little more soul and music to Chocolate City. Hosted by comedian D.L. Hughley, the...

The Made Man Honors 100 Black Men in DC

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The 2018 U.S. Made Man Experience Tour is making its rounds to 11 cities in the nation where they are unapologetically celebrating Black men in all their excellence. This past...

Organizers Fight to Take Action on Initiative 77 with “Save Our Vote” Campaign

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Community organizers are furiously working on gaining support as they take to the streets with the Save our Vote petition, which would give D.C. voters the power to put the...

From Foster Care to Miss D.C.

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Cordelia Cranshaw was crowned Miss District of Columbia USA on Dec. 8, yet her road to queen was not easy.  Having already worked to empower young people through her...

Providence Hospital Keeps Emergency Services but Closes Hospital Mid-December

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When Providence Hospital announced its closing in July 2018, residents and Council members alike begged the question of where Ward 5 residents would go for reliable access to healthcare...

Smollet Siblings Whip Up Family Recipes for the Holiday

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Smollet siblings, Jazz and Jake, sister and brother to actors Jussie Smollett and Jurnee Smollett-Bell, are bringing family traditions and delicious eats to audiences through the TV ONE special,...
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