D.C. Spots to Enjoy Your #CoffeeWhileBlack

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO In April, two Black men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia for no apparent reason. Cell phone video of the incident helped...

Contract Worker at White House Arrested on Warrant

By The Associated Press Authorities say a man wanted on an arrest warrant from a Maryland county was taken into custody when he reported for work at the White House, where he was employed as...

New DC Council Emergency Law Allows Chronically Absent Students to Graduate

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] District policy currently states that students who have 30 absences in a class should fail the course, yet on June 5 the D.C. Council voted 12-1 on an emergency...

AFRO’s 2018 Endorsement Guide List of Candidates

By AFRO Staff Below are the names of candidates the AFRO endorses in the upcoming primaries in Maryland and Washington, D.C. To read the full endorsement issue, which includes why we chose the candidates we...

Psychologist Insults Black Fathers at Co-Parenting Forum

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] A leading Black psychologist recently told a conference on co-parenting in the District of Columbia that the role of fathers – particularly African American fathers – is increasingly becoming...

Trump Commutes Sentence for Kardashian-Backed Drug Offender

By The Associated Press President Donald Trump commuted the sentence June 6 of a woman serving a life sentence for drug offenses whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West in a...

Montgomery County Faith Leaders Assert Political Agenda

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Montgomery County’s clergy of color are working together across race and faith perspective to represent the needs of their congregations and ensure all voices are heard as the 2018...

D.C. Celebrates Pride Month

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia is launching a number of events in honor of national Pride Month, which both celebrates and raises awareness about the LGBTQ community. D.C. Mayor Muriel...

Superhero Focused Library Opens in Ward 4

By Lenore T. Adkins,Special to the AFRO Can’t get enough of “Black Panther” and Marvel’s other exciting super heroes? Disney Publishing Worldwide and Little Free Library have joined forces to launch a Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War-themed...

The Phillips Collection Hires Its First Chief Diversity Officer

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Racism seems to be having a moment. Whether it's your local legislature, at the culture of carshare service Uber; in the syrup at your local Waffle House or disrupting...

Newcomer Lewis Seeks Council Seat with Positive Message

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] During the Nov. 6 general election, voters in the District will elect a independent at-large representative on the council. Rustin Lewis hopes residents will consider his bid. "I come...

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