Children’s National Hospital Kicks Off The “Light Up Dr. Bear” Campaign

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer Washington D.C.’s very own Children’s National Hospital is kicking off the holiday season with the “Light Up Dr. Bear” campaign. The goal: to bring a little more joy and light...

Bowers, DC’s Popular PA Voice of 30 Years, Suddenly Passes at 55

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The signature public address announcer for D.C. sports has passed away. Shellie Bowers, who was best known for his trademark phrase “HU…you know” during football and basketball games at...

Battle of Real HUs Highlights D.C. Holiday Hoops

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer,  [email protected] Howard and Hampton may no longer be conference rivals but the “Battle of the Real HUs” will continue.  The Bison and Pirates will renew acquaintances once again in the...

Blacks and the Bush (41) Legacy

Submitted to the AFRO by Raynard Jackson Former British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill once said, “To every man there comes a time in his life when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and...

Police: Woman Flees Scene of Crash With Officer on Car Hood

By The Associated Press ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say a woman fleeing a crash tried to hit an off-duty police officer, who then clung onto the car while talking to authorities. WTOP-FM reports...

Bowser Names Indianapolis Superintendent as DCPS Chancellor, Council Will Not Confirm Pick Until New...

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] After nine months of Dr. Amanda Alexander serving as the Interim Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Indianapolis Superintendent Dr. Lewis D....

Barry’s Legacy Remembered

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] For the fourth consecutive year the legacy of former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion S. Barry was honored by those trying to follow in the footsteps of the man who...

New Affordable Housing Units Coming to Southeast

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] On Nov. 27, District of Columbia leaders broke ground on the Residences at St. Elizabeths East, providing high-quality affordable housing units to the Congress Heights neighborhood in Ward 8. For...

New YouTube Show Entertaining and Educating LGBTQ Youth

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Advocates for Youth, a national non-profit focusing on young people’s sexual reproductive health and rights, is providing fun-filled entertainment packed with a lesson particularly targeting LGBTQ youth, through the...

AFRO Editorial Cartoonist’s Work on Display in D.C.

By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Fifty years ago, following the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., his wife, Coretta Scott King, founded the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change to continue his legacy...

Devin White: Music, and Mental Health

By Nyame-Kye Kondo, AFRO Contributor Over the years the entertainment industry has maintained the appearance of mental stability when it comes to many popular public figures. In the last decade it has become more common for...

Tech Company Innovates Foster Care

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Staff A Falls Church non-profit has won first place at the inaugural Innovate for Good Challenge. The winner, Connect Our Kids, is developing data-driven intelligent software to enhance the abilities of...

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