DC Charter Schools Educators Honored During CBC Weekend

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO With the impact of public charter schools continuing to revolutionize the American education system, seven leaders in the field are being honored during Congressional Black Caucus festivities in...

Ward 7 Resident Writes Inspiring Children’s Book

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Dr. Kelsi Bracmort was bothered that many of the children's books that she read to her young mentees were so divorced from real life that she decided to do...

DC Program Matches Residents with Jobs

By Brelaun Douglas, Special to the AFRO Earlier this summer, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a plan to connect D.C. residents in communities disproportionately impacted by unemployment and violence with work experience and training through the 1,000...

April Ryan Calls Omarosa ‘Minister Liar’

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Former White House advisor and reality star Omarosa Manigault Newman and White House journalist April Ryan have been at odds for a while and on Thursday morning, the veteran...

‘13’ Expect Nixon to React May 17

The Congressional Black Caucus is holding their annual conference in Washington, D.C. this week. The AFRO is reprinting this 1971 article about the founding members of the Black Caucus meeting with President Richard Nixon,...

CBCF’s Annual Legislative Conference Has Something for Everyone

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 48th Annual Legislative Conference is taking place from September 12-16 in the District of Columbia and there is something for everyone who attends. The CBC...

Mail-In Voting in DC Gains Traction

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The June 19 District of Columbia primary election produced one of the lowest voter turnouts in many years. That has prompted the city to add an additional mode of...

Howard U. Moves Up in Top College Rankings

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] A prestigious news magazine recently released its 2019 rankings of the nation's universities and there was plenty of good news for Howard University. U.S. News and World Report issued its annual...

DCPS Remembers Local Lives Lost on 9/11

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] September 11, 2001- the day of the deadliest attack in U.S. history- left nearly 3,000 people dead and more than 6,000 others injured. 19 terrorists hijacked four planes resulting...

DC Shows Love to Samira Wiley for Emmy Win

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Native Washingtonian Samira Wiley, who gained fame in the character of Poussey Washington in Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” is celebrating an Emmy for the role of Moira...

Suspect in Murder of Maryland Teen Facing Charges

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington D.C. Editor, [email protected] Authorities said they arrested and charged one suspect in the August murder of 16-year-old Kevin Wilson Jr. of Silver Spring, who was shot in the Takoma Park area of...

D.C. Summit to Focus on Maternal, Infant Health

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has invited mayors and leaders from all over the country to descend on the District for her inaugural mayoral Maternal and Infant Health Summit,...

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