Rolling Shutdowns, Early Closings Coming to D.C. System

Metropolitan area residents and leaders voiced their support of a draft plan to improve Metrorail’s safety and reliability even though adjustments to the system will mean closing some stations for weeks at a time...

African Heritage Month 8th Annual D.C. Celebration

The eighth annual Africa Celebration is scheduled to be held on Sept. 28 at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), 4200 Connecticut Ave., NW from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event...

Community Christmas Festival

Foundry United Methodist Church and nonprofit organization Friends of Stead Park will host their annual Community Christmas Festival on Dec. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th...

D.C. Voting Rights: Long Overlooked, Long Overdue

So now what? What’s the latest hypocritical excuse for why the capital of the free world, the District of Columbia, cannot enjoy equal democratic rights? What’s holding back the president, the House of Representative...

The Changing Face of U Street

It’s dusk on a summer Friday and a misty rain has slowed pedestrian traffic on U Street, NW. But though walkers are few, most of the trendy bars and restaurants on the street are...

Luke James & BJ The Chicago Kid to Perform at Howard Theatre

Singers Luke James and BJ The Chicago Kid will perform at the Howard Theatre on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. As a New Orleans native, James brings a real-deal approach to music. Tickets costs...

D.C. Resurrection “Soul Tent” To Be On Display in Four D.C. Public Libraries

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO 1968 was a monumental year for Black people in America. This year marks the 50th anniversary of many events such as the death of Dr. Martin Luther King...

D.C. Police Face Staffing Crisis

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) introduced emergency legislation on Sept. 16 that would shift eligibility requirements for police recruits and veterans hoping to minimize a police department staffing crisis. Many of the department’s senior...

2nd Chavous Generation to Vie for D.C. Council

Next spring, another Chavous will seek the Ward 7 council seat. Following the footsteps of his dad Kevin P. Chavous, Kevin B. Chavous, will challenge incumbent D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander, D-Ward 7. Chavous said...

Thank Ed Welburn for That GM Car

If you love the sexy sleekness of the Chevrolet Corvette, the elegance of the Cadillac Escalade, or the pure brawn of the Hummer H2, you can thank Edward Welburn Jr.  Welburn is not exactly...

United Methodist Church Women’s Day Celebration

Asbury’s United Methodist Church, 926 11th Street, NW, will hold a two day annual Women’s Day Celebration on Oct. 17-Oct. 18, starting  at 8:30 a.m. The celebration will include an Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast, themed: Tongues...

African Continuum Theatre to Host Staged Reading of ‘For Colored Girls’

On June 16, over 30 cultural institutions will participate in an international salute to African-American theatre with staged readings of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf” by Ntozake...

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