MPD Employees and Partners Honored at 19th Annual Awards Ceremony

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It takes a lot of courage to serve your community. It takes even more courage to serve your community as a member of law enforcement. It can be a...

Dr. Imani Perry Talks Black Studies for the Future

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer This week the Department of English at Howard University Presented its 67th Annual Charles Eaton Burch Memorial Lecture. Acclaimed author and scholar Dr. Imani Perry, Ph.D., J.D., gave the...

National Collegiate Prep Starts S.O.S Campaign with hopes of speaking to City Council

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Jaheim Byars, 17, and Day’Jai Glover, 17, sat poised and collected in the conference room of National Collegiate Preparatory High School. They spoke with certainty and conviction, making their...

Duke Ellington Connected with The Colour of Music Festival Petit

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor Duke Ellington School of the Arts (DESA) joined the Colour of Music Festival in presenting The Colour of Music Festival Petit this past week, while also honoring DESA...

NNPA Enshrines AFRO Editor Emeritus

By AFRO Staff Frances L. Murphy, II, publisher emeritus of the Washington AFRO-AMERICAN Newspapers was enshrined this week by the National Newspaper Publisher’s Association (NNPA) as one of two Black outstanding newspaper publishers to be...

AFRO Exclusive: Kim R. Ford Becomes First Black Woman to Lead Martha’s Table

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] After six years of service from Patty Stonesifer, who announced her retirement in November 2018, Martha’s Table announced its new President and CEO Kim R. Ford, who will be...

Women of Power Summit Ends with National Town Hall

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO It was a week of motivation, encouragement and action as the Black Women’s Roundtable, a subsidiary of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) hosted the...

DC-area Sniper Shootings Case to Have Supreme Court Hearing

By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider Virginia's plea to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence of a man who as a teenager participated in sniper shootings that...

Black Girls Rock! Fest Takes Over Kennedy Center

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] From Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Madame C.J. Walker, Oprah, Beyoncé, Michelle Obama and others, it does not take Women’s History Month, to know that Black girls have always rocked,...

National League of Cities Pushes for Federal Government to Invest in Infrastructure

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Mayor Muriel Bowser and over 2000 municipal leaders met this week during the National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference held this week in Washington. Bowser, who is...

40-Year-Old Mother Killed by FBI 10 Most Wanted Fugitive

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Police and family members alike are searching for answers, motive and more after Natina Kiah, a mother of four and security guard at a D.C. homeless shelter, was stabbed...

Mayor’s Office Announces 10 Years of Enrollment Growth for D.C. Public Schools

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The mayor’s office announced that there was an increase in enrollment in D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) for the tenth consecutive year. The Office of the State Superintendent of Education...
MAKE A DONATION


Unlike many online publications, afro.com delivers content that's relevant to you at no cost. Help us keep it that way by making a generous donation as low as $2.

 

Donate Now

$
Personal Info

Donation Total: $2.00