DC 1968 Project, Commemorating the Ups, Downs, and Triumphs of the District 50 Years...

By Akil Wilson, Special to the AFRO 1968 is the year that altered Washington, D.C. economically demographically and geographically. Those who grew up in the District have heard tales  of the tragic, historic turn that the...

D.C. Remembers King’s Assassination with Events

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The District of Columbia, like the rest of the nation, hosted several events to remember the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King was...

First-Ever HBCU Museum Opens Down the Street

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO The walls are covered with school sports memorabilia, personal photographs, and newspaper articles. The furniture is modern, yet understated, as not to take away from the artifacts...

Clergy Fuel Rally Against Racism

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., some of the country’s most distinguished ministers rallied together to...

Colleague of MLK Remembers the Life, Death and Legacy of the Fallen American Hero

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO It was the evening of April 4, 1968.  The Rev. Perry Smith III was driving near 18th and Monroe Streets Northeast  when it came on the radio...

DMV High School Baseball Roundup

By Daniel Kucin Jr., Special to the AFRO Washington, D.C.-based School Without Walls (3-1) dismantled Paul International High School (Washington, D.C.) 12-3 on March 31. Penguins freshman pitcher Riley Marsh got the win and had...

Rally to End Racism Stirs Thousands To ACT NOW

By Tilesha Brown, Special to the AFRO ACT Now. Take a stand. That was the order of the day. And as thousands converged onto the National Mall in Washington, D.C. April 4 to rally for the end of...

Washington, D.C. Primary Election Correction

District of Columbia Council, Ward 1 Last week we included African American candidates running in Washington, D.C. and neglected to include Lori Parker, a candidate to represent Ward 1 on the District’s Council. We regret...

Rally Against Racism Will Happen on King Assassination Anniversary

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed on April 4, 1968 by an escaped prisoner named James Earl Ray. In the 50 years since his assassination much has changed about the landscape of America,...

Howard University Students Are on Day 5 of Protests After Reports of Financial Aid...

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Hundreds of Howard University students are participating in a sit-in for the fifth straight day after last week’s report that approximately $1 million in financial aid funds had been...

AP PHOTOS: Washington Then and Now, 50 Years After MLK riots

Riots erupted in America's capital in the hours after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Grieving and angry, rioters smashed windows, looted and burned buildings for several days, and at...

Can the Wizards Make a Legitimate Title Run Now that John Wall is Back?

It’s funny how your perception of something or someone can change drastically in a short matter of time, especially during the current era of social media, which fuels instant hot takes. Just a few weeks...

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