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Washington D.C. News

Bowser Offers Grants to Curb D.C. Childcare Crisis

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) may have found a solution to the District’s severe shortage of licensed child-care providers. Infant care in the...

District Masons Fight Prostate Cancer

On the cold April 8 morning, a sliver of sunlight illuminated West Potomac Park where Stephen Jefferson and his wife were registering  people for...

D.C. Woman Still Missing After 6 Years

The mother of a girl who disappeared more than six years ago is still in search of her adult child. Unique RaQuel-Leona Harris went missing...

Bowser Budget Draws Mixed Reviews

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently released her fiscal year 2018 $13.85 billion budget for the District, titled "DC Values in Action," on April 4. ...

D.C.’s Gentrification Can Offer Opportunities

The recent influx of newcomers to inner city neighborhoods is not the first, and certainly not the largest demographic trend in memory.  Adapting to...

Mid-City Financial Donates to The Academy of Hope

Mid-City Financial, a family- owned development company donated $150,000 to the Academy of Hope,  a male adult public charter school in Washington D.C. on April 11.  The...

Black Greeks Address Youth Mental Health

Three alumni chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the District’s graduate chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity teamed up to present "Mental Health...

Black Americans For A Better Future Va. Republican Forum

Black Americans For A Better Future (BAFBF) is scheduled to hold its first Virginia Republican Gubernatorial Forum entitled “A Conversation With the Minority Community...

Howard U. Faculty Split on Legitimacy of ‘No Confidence’ Vote in President

(Updated 4/10/2017)  Faculty leaders at Howard University passed a vote of no confidence in the president and provost of the Washington, D.C.-based HBCU. But...

The AFRO Interviews the Star of ‘Twisted Melodies’

For Kelvin Roston Jr. the journey to Baltimore’s Center Stage started at the church. “I’m a church kid. I wanted to play the drums...

Georgetown U. To Rename Buildings Tied to Its Slavery Past

Descendents of the 272 enslaved Africans sold in 1838 by Jesuit priests associated with Georgetown University will be among the attendees at a religious...

While Approving an Education Plan, Make Sure You Close the Achievement Gap

Academic excellence should be an expectation for all students regardless of race, economic background and other factors. While I am delighted that District of...