Drama at DC Radio Station After Host Quits On-Air

Radio show host, Danni Starr, from The Fam In the Morning on DMV R&B ad Hip-Hop station WKYS, suddenly quit Thursday morning after she being blindsided by her co-hosts, QuickSilva and DJ 5’9, on...

Longtime Marketer Conjures Online Social Buzz

The amount of things to do in Washington, D.C. can be overwhelming. That's why Nels Cephas founded DC Now Events. After being part of the social scene for over 10 years, the West African native...

Former D.C. Congressional Del. Fauntroy Arrested & Released

(Update-6/28/2016) Civil rights icon and former D.C. Del. Walter E. Fauntroy returned to the U.S. June 27 after a 4-year self-imposed exile in Dubai. He was promptly arrested upon landing at Dulles International Airport but,...

Trump Meets With Black Pastors, Draws Criticism

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO President Donald Trump recently met with  African American pastors at the White House that is supposed be part of a larger effort to  build relationships and craft...

Inside MPD’s Efforts to Teach Cops Black History

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Words matter and are not to be taken lightly, University of the District of Columbia Professor Bernard “Bernie” Demczuk told nearly two dozen Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) recruits...

How 2 Communities in DC, One White One Black, Work Together

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The District of Columbia has a history of racial division. Lately, that has been heightened by its growing affluent White population and a Black populace struggling to stay in...

Britain’s Hidden Black Royalty

By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has been making headlines as the big day approaches this Saturday, May 19. But May 19 is also special because it’s...

Mayor Awards D.C. Businesses $2.6 Million

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser capped off DC Small Business Week by awarding grants to 53 businesses based and operating in the District. The $2,648,057.53 in grant funding was...

D.C.’s Deanwood is Slowly Gentrifying

Deanwood, a Northeast neighborhood in D.C.’s Ward 7, has been a Black enclave for over a century, but in a few years, it will become a part of the District’s gentrifying areas. Deanwood is located...

Former Slave Holding Mansion Now Home to Black Artists

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO About 20 miles south of Washington, D.C. lies an old plantation which once housed slaves that has been transformed into a home for some of the most innovative Black...

Star-Studded DC Emancipation Day Celebration Set

By Akil Wilson, Special to the AFRO This weekend Washington D.C. is preparing to celebrate the 156th anniversary of Emancipation Day, a day that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the District of...

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