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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...

Sen. Kamala Harris to Deliver Keynote Address at Howard University Commencement

Kamala D. Harris, the second Black woman ever elected to the United States Senate, will return to Howard University – her alma mater –...
The gallery exhibit Is Separate Ever Equal? at the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, I Street Galleries, examines the impact of segregation on education.

New D.C. Exhibit Examines Return of De Facto Jim Crow

More than 60 years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision, the combination of massive resistance and growing residential segregation has rolled back...

Congressman Louis Stokes’ Children Share Lessons From Their Father

For all of his accomplishments — and there are many — the late Democratic Congressman Louis Stokes of Ohio didn’t go on and on...

Ward 8 Residents View Bowser Speech with Caution

Residents of Ward 8 recently assembled to hear D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser deliver her State of the District Address and they were mildly impressed...

Bishop Felton May Praised as a Serious, Passionate Leader

Over 30 bishops of the United Methodist Church traveled from across the country to praise a deceased colleague who was a trailblazer and didn't...

Whippings Linked to Enslavement Trauma, Social Frustration

Child advocate Stacey Patton understands clearly the indignities of child abuse and the long-lasting impact violence has on the mental and emotional development of...

Black Women’s Roundtable Lobbies against Trump Budget, Gorsuch

Members of the Black Women's Roundtable recently convened its annual meeting to lobby against the passing of the Trump budget and the confirmation of...
Don Bell is the first-ever director of the Black Talent Initiative at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. (Courtesy Photo)

Push for Diversity on the Hill Continues with New Black Talent Initiative Director

Anyone who has ever been on Capitol Hill knows it isn’t exactly a beacon for diversity. Now, as first-ever director of the Black Talent Initiative...