Washington D.C. News

Washington D.C. News

D.C. Club Owner Seeks Resolution to Bankruptcy Debacle

A series of unfortunate events conspired to shutter the doors of Love, a Northeast D.C. nightclub, in 2013. The bad timing of the event...

UMES Students Raise $25K for Hunger Relief Nonprofit

UMES Hospitality and Tourism Management students at the Shady Grove campus in Rockville, Md. recently raised $25,000 to support a non-profit organization that helps...

DC Mayoral Nominee Muriel Bowser Leads in Fundraising

WASHINGTON (AP) — Muriel Bowser has built a big fundraising lead over her biggest rival as she seeks to become the District of Columbia's...

New DCPS Program Helps Students Learn About Their City

District of Columbia Public Schools will launch a brand-new pilot program called DC Meets Washington to introduce rising 7th and 8th grade students at...

AFI Silver to Host 2014 Caribbean Filmfest

In recognition of Caribbean Heritage Month in June, the AFI Silver theater in Silver Spring will host the DC Caribbean Filmfest. The festival is...

HSC to Host June Fair Community Health Expo

The Health Services for Children with Special Needs organization will host June Fair, a free health expo. The event features hundreds of exhibitors with...

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...

Dr. Charles L. Franklin, Well Known Washington Physician, Alexis Herman Husband, Dies at 68

Dr. Charles L. Franklin Jr., husband of Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton, Alexis Herman, died June 2, at the age of 68...

D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe Announces Retirement

Washington, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Chief Kenneth Ellerbe announced June 5 that he will retire in July following 30 years of service...

D.C. Council Candidate Kelvin Robinson Pleads Guilty to Campaign Fraud Charges

Another Washington, D.C. political figure has been brought down by the federal investigation into the pay-for-play schemes of former District power player and businessman...

Black Press Icon Ray H. Boone Sr., Dead at 76

Raymond H. Boone Sr., a towering figure in the Black Press and founder, editor and publisher of the influential Richmond Free Press has died. He...

New and Improved AFRO.com debuts June 9

When AFRO.com went online in 1994, it became one of the first 18 newspaper websites in the country and the first from a Black...