Family Matters Camp Enriches Area Youth

Each year a local organization sets plans to better serve youth from the D.C. metropolitan area by providing a summer and winter camp that aims at educating participants in academics, life skills and social...

D.C. Democrats Prep for 2016 Elections

The District's Democratic Party is working to ensure it will be a force in the 2016 local and presidential elections. The District has proven since the 1973 advent of Home Rule  to be a Democratic...

Mayor Bowser’s Allies Respond to Criticism Over Job Performance

The AFRO, in its June 24 edition, published an article "Mayor Bowser Gets Mixed Reviews" that has political observers talking. When the AFRO sought to get the mayor's response to the article's critical comments on...

District Housing Authority Expands ‘Move to Work’ Program

The District is banking on a new program to decrease the average length of time residents live in public housing—over 20 years, according to a 2013 Wall Street Journal article.   The two-decade stay, along with...

Thaw in U.S.- Cuba Relations Offers Local Economic Opportunities

On July 1, President Obama announced that the U.S. is ending the stalemate with Cuba. D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), among other people and groups, praised the president for his actions in restoring relations with...

Dress for Success Sale

Dress for Success will hold a Pop Up Shop named “Empowershop” on July 24 and 25. The sale will be open to the public and include substantial savings on essential professional women’s attire as...

St. Joseph Centennial Celebration

St. Joseph Catholic Church will hold a Centennial Cookout and Talent Showcase on July 11 at Fort Hunt Park, 8999 Fort Hunt Rd. The theme for the event is “Celebrating the Past, Embracing the...

Fort Myer Gospel Celebration

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Gospel Service will hold their Gospel Service Reunion & Back Home Celebration from July 10 to July 12. The event will take place at the Memorial Chapel on the base,...

Nubian Hueman Brings African Culture to Anacostia

In just two short years, Nubian Hueman Boutique Lounge at The Anacostia Arts Center has grown to become a premier retail destination for ethnically-influenced clothing. The boutique’s target customer is much like its owner, Anika...

Charles Reid Turns 103

Charles Reid, the only son of Charles Reid Sr. and Mary Isabelle Frederick from Athens, Georgia was born on April 17, 1912 who was educated in Georgia and South Carolina while attending Hanes Junior...

Local NAACP Stresses the Power of the Black Dollar

The Washington D.C. branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced a campaign to make Blacks aware of their spending power and how it impacts the nation. The “Strengthen the...

Chris Barry Set for Jail; Rev Motley Gets Probation

Marion C. Barry, known as Chris, was ordered by D.C. Magistrate Judge Rainey R. Brandt on June 25 to spend 15 days in the D.C. Jail for violating probation after he was arrested for...

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