Millennials Struggle to Gain Financial Freedom Amid Downturn

Today's college graduates are among the most technologically savvy, socially conscious, and politically astute. They are also, unfortunately, among the most economically plagued, despite having earned college degrees and moderately salaried incomes. In fact,...

Councilwoman, Residents Outline Plans for Ward 8

In D.C. Council member LaRuby May’s first public meeting with Ward 8 residents since her election, she discussed a number of areas of improvement for the District’s poorest community. Public safety was among her...

Social Media Campaign on HIV Testing Geared Towards Youth

The HIV/AIDS epidemic has long since had a strong impact on the African American community, and over time, its impact has deepened. Several studies show that Black Americans account for more new HIV cases,...

Cultural Clothes Line Defies Stereotypes

In the intro to rapper Nas’ 2001 Stillmatic album, he describes his pursuit to move forward while having the "blood of a slave, heart of a king." “I’ve always been a big time Nas fan...

Black Businesses Seek D.C. United Stadium Opportunities

District Black businesses owners have repeatedly complained of their exclusion when the city negotiates lucrative financial deals. They are determined, however, to have a piece of the new D.C. United Stadium. On June 9, D.C. Mayor...

Moss Hollow Director Stands as Pillar of Camp’s Success

(Updated 5/12/2015) Family Matters of Greater Washington gives local children, primarily those coming from low-income households, the chance to experience life away from the District through Camp Moss Hollow. According to the Family Matters site,...

Exelon Seeks Role as Model D.C. Corporate Citizen

Exelon executives recently pushed back against criticism of their pending merger with D.C. utility provider Pepco. Melissa Sherrod, the vice president for corporate affairs at Exelon, told the AFRO on June 4 that much of...

Gospel Concert to Celebrate Cheryl Jackson, Radio Personality’s 25-Year Career

Cheryl Jackson, a major voice in gospel music, will celebrate 25 years in the industry in a concert with fellow musicians including Karen Clark Sheard and Vashawn Mitchell on June 20. Jackson, the midday host at...

McDuffie Bill Prohibits Employment Credit Checks

D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) is the chief author of a bill to prohibit credit checks of potential employees until a conditional offer is made. He introduced the bill, The Fair Credit History Steering Act of...

#Never2Early: HIV Social Media Campaign

The Sasha Bruce Youthwork (P.O.W.E.R.) Program will hold the launch of #Never2Early, its social media campaign, to advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention to local teens through a day party on June 20. The...

AARP Spring Luncheon

The AARP 2414 Brookland-Woodridge Chapter will hold its Annual Spring Luncheon, “Come, Sail Away With Us On An Imaginary Cruise to Your Favorite Island,” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 15, at the Northeastern...

United Way Encourages D.C. to Do More

While Washington, D.C. and its surrounding counties have been identified as some of the most affluent areas in the nation, disproportionate access to resources still hinders many residents. “There is a delicate balance with the...

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