Washington D.C. News

Washington D.C. News

D.C. Council Member Wants Marijuana Testing Banned from the Hiring Process

Mayoral candidate and Council member Vincent Orange (D-At-Large) wants to amend a measure currently under consideration by the D.C. Council to decriminalize possession of...

D.C. School Chancellor Unveils $5 Million Program to Boost Student Approval of School System

District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Kaya Henderson confirmed her commitment to increasing student satisfaction Feb. 25 with the announcement of a $5...

The Washington Capitals to Host Annual Spring Blood Drive

The Washington Capitals and Inova Blood Donor Services will host the Capitals’ annual spring blood drive on March 1, from 7 a.m. to 5...

Cupcakes & Cocktails

On March 22, the fourth annual Cupcakes & Cocktails Diva Soiree will be hosted at the SPX Event Hall in District Heights, Md. The...

Deltas to Host Distinguished Men Cookin’ 2014

The Washington D.C. Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta will host their annual “Distinguished Men Cookin’” fundraiser on March 22. The annual event features...

The AFRO Congratulates Young Entrepreneur Daryll Ana Selden

Bowie teenager and Elizabeth Seton High School sophomore Daryll Ana Selden, 15, can now add entrepreneur to her list of accomplishments. After being invited to...

Students Flock to HBCU College Festival at Alexandria’s Alfred Street Baptist Church

Alfred Street Baptist Church hosted its 12th Annual 2014 HBCU College Festival at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria on Feb. 22, offering legions...

Black Republican Sen. Tim Scott Disappoints Some Howard University Students

Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-S.C.) legacy as the seventh out of nine African-Americans to be elected to the U.S. Senate was enough to impress about...

D.C. Council member Tommy Wells Calls for Fire Chief, Deputy Mayor to Resign

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A D.C. councilmember says the city's fire chief and deputy mayor for public safety should resign because of a man who died after...

Panel Discusses Untold Stories of the Civil Rights Movement

On Friday, Feb. 21, the African American Civil War museum hosted Voices from the Civil Rights Movement. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil...

Benjamin M. Phillips IV Elected AFRO President

Jake Oliver, chairman of the board and CEO of the AFRO-American Newspapers, announced the election of Benjamin Murphy Phillips IV as president of the...

Fundraising Drive Planned to Fix Shooting Damage to African American Civil War Memorial

In response to the vast outpouring of support and concern about the recent shooting at the African American Civil War Memorial, the non-profit foundation...