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,...

Black Women for Positive Change Inspire Youth Locally and Nationwide

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] A national organization geared towards young women of color  is sprinkling its“Black girl magic” and empowering youth. Black Women for Positive Change in collaboration with the Positive Change Foundation sponsored...

Alexandria Woman Falls Victim To Southeast Residence Shooting

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The weekend was bloodier for the District after two people were killed, raising the year’s death toll to 155.  This time last year there had been 118 deaths in the...

Is Williams Set To Be The Fall Guy in Foster Fiasco?

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] If it really comes to pass that Doug Williams is the architect of the decision to bring former San Francisco 49’ers linebacker Reuben Foster to the DMV, then we...

Black Woman Will Take the Helm as New Virginia State Director

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When Virginia’s current State Director John Knapp retires at the end of the year, Keren Charles Dongo, a Black woman who served as the campaign manager for U.S. Senator...

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