Mayor Bowser Presents Black History Month Celebration at Lincoln Theatre

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser will host The District’s African Diaspora: Communities in Conversation, a panel discussion on Feb. 16 at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street, NW; at 6:30 p.m. Doors are scheduled to...

Holmes Norton Providing Tax Return Preparation Help for Washington D.C. Residents

For the 12th year the D.C. Tax and Financial Services Fair will offer D.C. residents help in preparing their 2011 tax returns as well as financial guidance and advice from tax professionals, federal and...

Women’s Leadership Luncheon

Three Washington-area residents who use their unique talents, resources and abilities to increase opportunities for women and girls will receive Visionary Awards at the Washington Area Women’s Foundation’s annual Leadership Luncheon Oct. 23 at...

ASALH Celebrates 86th Back History Month Luncheon

“Black Women in American History and Culture” is the theme for this year’s, Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Black History Month luncheon. Now in its 86th year, “the...

HUD Awards District $2.9 Million to Remove Lead-Based Paint Hazards

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the city more than $2.9 million to help homeowners and landlords protect children and families from potentially...

Residents, Community Leaders Meet to Discuss Gentrification in D.C.

Hundreds of local residents and community leaders packed Union Temple Baptist Church Sanctuary in Southeast Washington D.C. Dec. 14 for what was billed as an emergency hearing to discuss gentrification, which some organizers said...

EdFest Showcases District’s Public and Charter School Options

On Dec. 10, more than 200 District public and charter schools set up tables with literature, trinkets, candies, and posters at EdFest, held in the D.C. Armory. EdFest, a one-day event, is the collaboration...

The AFRO Interviews the Star of ‘Twisted Melodies’

For Kelvin Roston Jr. the journey to Baltimore’s Center Stage started at the church. “I’m a church kid. I wanted to play the drums so I asked if I could take music lessons....

Coolidge’s ‘Lady Coach’ Hits the Turf

WASHINGTON (AP) – She led a group of players in a huddle, with her arms raised and meeting in the middle. She gestured, called out instructions, monitored drills with a discerning face, and even...

D.C. Area Students Complete STEM Summer Program

After a summer of learning, some 450 D.C. area students wrapped up their participation Aug.15 in a science, technology, engineering and math program for secondary school students. The students, in grades 5 through 12, spent...

Wash. D.C. Body Care Co. Creates Father’s Day Variety Gift for Dads

Originating out of Washington, D.C., Koils by Nature, an all-natural hair and skincare company that caters to all hair types, has collaborated with several other Black-owned companies to create a special gift box for...

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...

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