EXCLUSIVE: Black Press Screens Two Films Headed for Major Festivals

NNPA NEWSWIRE — This week, Mahmud-Bey previewed two riveting short films that are sure to grab the attention of judges and those fortunate enough to see them. He has several potential blockbuster feature-length films...

Rapper Mase Calls out Diddy Over Publishing Rights

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a week after honoring Sean "Diddy" Combs at the Clive Davis pre-Grammys gala, rapper Mase lashed out at the Bad Boy Records founder and accused Combs...

The Values Of A King: ‘No Battle Was Too Big For Him’

By Donna Cooper How MLK’s Legacy Still Resonates with Today’s Local Black Female Executives As we approach Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Pepco’s Region President Donna Cooper (DC) sits down with Edna Kane Williams (EKW), AARP’s...

Poor People’s Campaign Mobilized in D.C. This Week

By Jesse Jackson Special to NNPA This week in Washington, the powers that be are hearing from a vital new democratic force in this country. For three days, the Poor People’s Campaign will bring poor and low-wage...

Local Chef Breaks Food Out of the Box

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] Sometimes having “no rules,” is where creativity thrives, and clearly that’s the case when it comes to Chef Damian Brown and the memorable, delicious, nostalgia inducing food he’s whipping up...

New Colin’s Seafood and Grill Eatery Coming to Baltimore

By AFRO Staff Black restaurateur Dante Daniels is expanding his Colin's Seafood and Grill franchise into Baltimore City, According to the Baltimore Business Journal, another branch of the restaurant will be opened at the intersection of...

Coppin Offers Md.’s Only Nonprofit Leadership Degree

By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO Burning the candle at both ends as a young mother, working full time and studying for her degree part time, LaShawna Wright was stretched even further when she found...

Family of Black Doctors Has Social Media Buzzing

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Perhaps, most impressive is that each of Dr. Oye’s four children followed in their father’s footsteps. David, Monique, Michelle, and Melissa Oye, each said they were inspired by their father and...

2 Black-Owned Radio Stations in Mississippi are Being Sold

By The Associated Press NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Two Black-owned radio stations that broadcast in southwest Mississippi and central Louisiana are in the process of being sold to another African American businessperson. Diana Nutter of Natchez...

Black News Channel Network Launch Fulfills Lifelong Dream of JC Watts

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Washington, DC — On January 6, 2020, the Black News Channel (BNC) will become the nation’s only 24-hour news and information television network focused primarily on African...

Whole Foods Plans Development At Old Walter Reed

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] The gentrification of Northwest, Washington, D.C. continues with a new real estate development anchored by a Whole Foods supermarket on the old Walter Reed Hospital’s medical campus. A project featuring over...

Todd Recognizes DC Kid’s Makerspace with Ribbon Cutting

By Camille Davis Special to the AFRO The grand opening and ribbon cutting of the District’s fun, STEAM-focused education, the Party Time STEAMing Engineers DC Kids Makerspace was on Dec. 23. Located in Ward 4 at...

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