Documentary Shows An Old Profession In A New Way

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Last year D.C. made the news when the Economic Policy Institute released a report that stated that unemployment for African Americans in the District was the highest in the...

PRESS ROOM: Homeownership in D.C., Maryland Get $7.1 Million Boost from NeighborhoodLIFT Program

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Wells Fargo Company, NeighborWorks America, MANNA, Inc. and Community Housing Partners announced the NeighborhoodLIFT program. The program which focuses on boosting local homeownership in Washington, D.C., and Prince...

Baltimore Group Awarding Grants to Local Changemakers

Baltimore, MD (BlackNews.com) -- Building Black Futures Together is their motto. CLLCTIVLY.org, a community-based organization in Baltimore is spearheading an effort to show the tremendous impact Black lives are having throughout the community. Each...

Former Wizard Star Promotes New Book at Frederick Douglass High School

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff “When the police stop you, there are different rules that you have,” Etan Thomas told the AFRO. “That’s just the way that it is.” Thomas, a retired 9-year Washington Wizard...

Study: Top US Firms are Diversifying Their Boards Faster

By ALEXANDRA OLSON, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — America's largest companies added women and minorities to their boards of directors at a faster pace over the past two years, a period when sexual...

Prince George’s Power Couples: Terrells Find Balance

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected]       Attorney Julius Terrell and his wife Cheryl are from two different worlds but have blended their lives into one thriving relationship that works at the office and at...

Power Couples in PG County: Johnsons Turn House of Memories Into Hospitality Enterprise

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer,  [email protected] On a small parcel of land in southern Prince George’s County the Nelson Manor represents a collaborative transition from a lifetime of memories into a flourishing African American family owned...

Casa Ruby Plans for Southeast Exec Expansion

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Casa Ruby, a non-profit safe space for LGBTQ D.C. residents seeking services, shelter and food, has big plans for the new year, hoping to expand their reach to the...

`Keep Your Hustle, But Change Your Product’

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Author Lamont Carey’s latest book, The Transition: From One Hellhole to Another, continues his searing narrative about the perils of mass incarceration, which impacts millions of Americans on both sides...

Dianah Shaw Installed as 2019 President of D.C. Association of Realtors

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Dianah Shaw of POWER Consulting and Real Estate was installed as President of the District of Columbia Association of Realtors at the New Hampshire Avenue Northwest Headquarters this month-...

Industrial Bank Named December 2018 Location of the Month

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The District of Columbia Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (OCTFME) named Industrial Bank its December 2018 Location of the Month. “We’re very excited,” said Melanee Woodard, Assistant...

The Science Princess Brings Business Savvy and Slime

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Its early evening on a Friday, and while many tweens may be relishing some social media time, or a chance to call friends, or even watch a movie, Maria...

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