Wammies Celebrates Local Artists

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] On March 31 local artists gathered at the Lincoln Theater to celebrate the accomplishments and hard work it takes to thrive in the music business at the Washington Area...

D.C. Council Pushes Breast Screening Act

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The D.C. Council pushed forward the Breast Density Screening and Notification Act of 2018, which would require that women be informed if they have dense breast tissue, an independent...

Black Lives and the Black Press Matter

By Susan Murphy Wood-Barnes, Special to the AFRO The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) celebrated 192 years of the Black press, with the annual Black press week, which convened March 20-22, in Washington, D.C. President and...

Mayor Bowser Turns in FY 2020 Budget Focusing on a “Fair Shot” and Affordable...

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Mayor Muriel Bowser had a busy week. She turned in one of the most important documents that could impact the District. Nope - not the Mueller Report. The two-term...

Trailblazing Author Talks Race, Politics and Getting the Story Right

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer After 60 years of asking the tough questions, Dorothy Butler Gilliam, the first Black woman reporter at The Washington Post, sat down at the Barnes & Noble on Howard...

District’s Kicks Off Potholepalooza and Maryland Avenue Streetscape Project

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer There is no way to escape them. They are everywhere. On streets, highways, on ramps and off ramps. Potholes. Mayor Muriel Bowser stood with District leaders, and DDOT workers this week...

Black Love Experience Takes Over THEARC

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The line for the Black Love Experience event snaked back from the entrance and curved around a corner down Mississippi Avenue, S.E. Hundreds of people huddled the cool air...

BWR Releases Sixth Annual Report About Black Women

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) Intergenerational Public Policy Network released their sixth annual BWR Report, “Black Women in the U.S. & Key States, 2019: Centering Black Women & Girls...

D.C. Native Chosen for NASCAR Youth Combine

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer While some teens dream of owning their first car to freely ride around the District and not depend on a parented escort, 16-year-old Rajah Caruth dreams of tooling his...

Man Accused of Posing as College Student and Raping Teens

By The Associate Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The owner of a Washington, D.C, barbershop is accused of posing as a Howard University student and preying on incapacitated teenagers. Prosecutors say allegations against 35-year-old Julian Everett, of...

Capital City Mambo Sauce Partners with Papa Johns to Add D.C. Flare

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Despite Mayor Muriel Bowser’s controversial denunciation of mambo sauce as a D.C. staple last November, most Washingtonians laud the flavor as a true District flavor that adds pizzazz to...

Bowser Pushes to Give D.C. Residents a ‘Fair Shot’ During State Of the District...

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Mayor Muriel Bowser gave her State of the District Address on March 18 promising to keep pushing her mission of offering everyone in D.C. a “Fair Shot.” The address was...

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