REPORT: None of the 28 Top Staffers in House and Senate are People of...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia WASHINGTON – The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies has released six detailed reports on the troubling lack of racial diversity among the 167 top staff in the...

Professors at HU Break Down Black Women in the 2018 Elections

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] 2018 marks 50 years since the first Black woman Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) was elected to the U.S. Congress; and in 2018 Black women have continued her legacy making their mark...

Black Chef Says, ‘This Industry Isn’t Easy For Folks Like Us’

By Lenore T. Adkins, AFRO Contributor Jerome Grant, executive chef of Sweet Home Café, the popular restaurant inside the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, has some simple advice when it comes to...

Democratic Leaders Emphasize the Fight for Justice During Conference

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network brought the action to the Hill with the Legislative & Policy Conference held November 13 and 14. Over a hundred activists from around the...

DCPS Students Throw Down

By Lenore T. Adkins, AFRO Contributor Taahir Kelly may be a track star at Roosevelt High School, but nothing makes his face light up more than when he’s talking about all the cooking he’s done at...

Wall Delivers DC Residents Thanksgiving Turkeys Through Bright Beginnings

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer The most successful point guards in the NBA are driven to deliver.  They make the team around them better setting them up for success even when the team is...

The Urban Institute Finds Serious Inequities in the District

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff, [email protected] Housing and poverty gaps in the District of Columbia remain imperative topics discussed by local Black residents as little seems to be done policy-wise about the issues. This past Wednesday the...

Ballou Embraces Underdog Role Despite Looking for Repeat in Turkey Bowl

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO Despite the upset in the 2017 Turkey Bowl respect around the District has been hard to come by for the Ballou Knights. They still hold the coveted championship...

Bell Finally Wins Gravy Bowl and Will Move to Stars Division

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Finally, no soul can say that Bell can’t win the big one in the District of Columbia’s Interscholastic Athletic Association’s second division.  After four consecutive losses in the city’s...

Forum Emphasizes Faith as a Means of Combating Poverty

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] On a cold, snowy Thursday, students, professionals and the politically active packed into the Heritage Foundation for an Anti-Poverty forum, Nov. 15, where several panelists spoke on the...

Family of Girl Shocked at MGM Plans to Sue

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] On Nov.18, Rydricka Rosier posted a video of her family celebrating her daughter, Zynae Green’s, seventh birthday in a hospital room rather than home, after she was electrocuted at...

Howard Football Coach Resigns, London Leaves for William and Mary

By Mark Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Two years into the renaissance of the Howard University football program an unexpected reset is needed. Mike London, the 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, resigned to become...

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