Artist Henrietta Snype Preserves African Basket Making Tradition

Many of us became familiar with Gullah culture through director Julie Dash’s seminal 1991 film, Daughters of the Dust. The first feature film by a Black woman to get general theatrical release, Daughters of...

Target, American Greetings Apologize for Racially Insensitive ‘Baby Daddy’ Card

The Associated Press American Greetings has apologized for a Father's Day card that drew criticism on social media for depicting a Black couple over the words "Baby Daddy." The inside of the card reads: "You're a...

This Family Business is Super Sweet

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO Southwest D.C. just got a little sweeter, with the opening of a brand new soda pop shop right in the heart of the District’s beloved Wharf. Initially a father’s dream,...

International Association of Defense Counsel Names Craig Thompson President

By Carl Thomas, Special to the AFRO This week, Craig A. Thompson, a partner at Venable LLP was elected to serve as President of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). The election, which took place...

Power Conference Encourages Women Entrepreneurship

Nearly one thousand women gathered together in Bethesda, Md. on Sept. 7 to celebrate the third annual Power Conference: Women Doing Business. Hosted by the Women’s Business Consortium, the Power Conference focuses on bringing...

Kwame Alexander Credits Baltimore with Launching Writing Career

By Tilesha Brown, Special to the AFRO 22 years ago, New York Times Bestselling author, Kwame Alexander, started a publishing company in the basement of his mother’s home on St. Paul Street in North Central Baltimore....

Marijuana Initiative Part of Mixed Legacy of 2018 Legislative Session

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO The 2018 Session of the Maryland General Assembly ended this week with a mixed report on legislation impactful particularly in Maryland’s Black community. Minority Access to Medical Marijuana Industry Caucus...

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...

Real Estate in Prince George’s County Continues to Soar

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] As affordable housing and gentrification continues to be a hot topic in the District of Columbia, the Real Estate market in Prince George’s County is thriving. “Overall, homes are more valuable...

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...

DC Council Overturns Initiative 77, Tipped Workers Stay Below Minimum Wage and Keep Tips

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO On Oct. 16, the D.C. Council voted to repeal a voter-approved ballot measure that would have required tipped workers to be paid a full minimum wage—causing uproar among some...

Financial Opportunities for Minority Business Owners Explored

A business begins with a great idea that will provide a product or a service to a community. Although every great idea deserves to be explored, not everyone has the same opportunity to develop...

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