Washington D.C. News

Washington D.C. News

Controversy over Painting by Black Student Roils Congress

In an exclusive interview on Jan. 10, U.S. Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) told the AFRO he will file a complaint with the Capitol Hill police...

D.C. Police Close 20-Year Old Cold Case

The Metropolitan Police Department arrested a Maryland man in connection with a 1995 Southeast homicide on Dec. 29. The department’s Cold Case Squad said the...

D.C. to Celebrate King Holiday

The District of Columbia will hold many events celebrating the official holiday recognizing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the coming days. On Jan. 16,...

Where are the Minority Staffers?

On Jan. 5, the National Urban League Washington Bureau sponsored a panel discussion "Increasing Racial Diversity in the U.S. Senate." The event, held at...

Area MLK Celebrations

Jan. 13 Washington, D.C. MLK Shabat Dinner 5:30 p.m. Washington Hebrew Congregation will hold a "MLK Shabat Dinner" on Jan. 13   Jan. 15 Greenbelt, Md. D.C. Support Group’s Scholarship...

Patricia L. Young Named New Head of Order of Eastern Stars

Prior to the mid-1990s, any woman interested in being a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a Free Mason organization open to...

National Action Network Hosts 2017 March on Washington

On Jan. 14, the National Action Network (NAN) will lead minority, civil, human and women's rights groups in a protest over Trump's policies on...

D.C. Support Group’s 45th Annual Scholarship Luncheon

The D. C. Support Group will hold its 45th Annual Scholarship Luncheon & Fashion Show on Jan. 15 at Martin’s Crosswinds, 8700 Greenway Center...

Prince William County Delta Alums Host MLK Oratorical Contest

The Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host its 27th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Youth Oratorical Contest on...

Michelle Obama, Hidden Figures Cast Promote Resilience for Black Girls

When Brea Dahlgren, a D.C. Ward 7 high school student, began watching “Hidden Figures” at a special December screening of the movie at the...

Miss D.C. USA

Dylan Murphy, Miss D.C. Teen USA 2016; Jasmine Jones, Miss D.C. USA 2016; Deshauna Barber, Miss USA 2016; Kara McCullough, Miss D.C. USA 2017...

Young Douglass Orators Compete in Annual Park Service Competition

On Dec. 23 the National Park Service announced the winners of the annual oratorical contest at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.  The 2016...