Washington D.C. News

Washington D.C. News

Bowser Taps Alexandria’s City Manager to Run District

Alexandria, Va. City Manager Rashad Young has been selected to manage the District of Columbia government on a daily basis by D.C. Mayor-elect Muriel...

D.C.: Stories Behind Those Salvation Army Bells & ‘Little Red Kettles’

They come out across America every Christmas season, the Salvation Army bell ringers and their red kettles. From sunup to sundown, their bells don't...

Tributes Follow Death of Former Army Director Tracey L. Pinson, A Great Friend to...

Washington, D.C., native Tracey L. Pinson, former director of the  Office of Small Business Programs in the Office of the Secretary of the Army,...

In Memoriam – Washington 2014

It is the AFRO’s pleasure to remember your loved ones.

The DC Region Prepares for Kwanzaa

Across the DC metro area, plans to honor African American families, culture and community are underway as the Kwanzaa holiday arrives the day after...

Down Syndrome Foundation Fashion Show

Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s 2015 Be Beautiful Be Yourself fashion show will hold auditions on Jan. 29. Auditions will be held from 5:30 p.m....

Upcoming Public Service Commission Hearing on Pepco, Exelon Merger

The Public Service Commission will hold an evidentiary hearing in February to determine if the proposed Pepco Holding, Inc. and Exelon Corporation merger, transaction...

Book Signing

Author Melinda Robertson will hold a book signing for her third book, “Mistaken Identity” at the Dorothy Height Library, located at 3935 Benning Road...

Christmas Banquet at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Gospel Service will host its annual Christmas Banquet on Dec. 20 from 5 p.m. at the Fort Myer Officer’s Club,...

ASALH Carter G. Woodson Celebration

The National Park Service in conjunction with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc....

District Reacts to Capitol Hill Pot Intrusion

The recent action by the United States Congress to nullify the District's marijuana legalization program has upset city residents who say that federal lawmakers should...

Residents Wistful as Final Buildings of Skyland Shopping Center Demolished

Residents of the Southeast neighborhood surrounding the old Skyland Shopping Center waved a fond farewell to the commercial hub that once held sentimental memories...