Pepco Powers Ward 6

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] As the nation celebrated Juneteenth and the official ending to  American chattel slavery, Pepco commemorated the historic date with the official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly restored James C....

Refugee Chefs Showcase Skills 

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The flavors of the world were shared by refugee chefs during the first Tables Without Borders multi restaurant event in the District of Columbia.   Five separate establishments gave...

Made in DC Pop-Up Comes to Reagan Airport

By WI Web Staff WASHINGTON INFORMER — Kristi Whitfield, director of the D.C. Department of Small and Local Business Development and Rahama Wright, the founder and CEO of Shea Yeleen Health and Beauty, celebrated the...

BMe Community Announces ‘Next Narrative for Black America’ Campaign

Campaign is focused on “Asset-Framing” - fresh messaging for elevating the Black community’s strengths as key to achieving greater gains. Campaign includes fellowships to build critical skills and increase community impact, and a national conference...

Mayor Young, Wells Fargo, NeighborWorks®, Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore to Announce NeighborhoodLIFT® Program

BALTIMORE, Md.  — Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young (D-Md.) will be joined today by Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) to announce a new partnership and program to boost homeownership in Baltimore City. In collaboration...

Wilson Moves From Sagamore to Hopkins

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Alicia Wilson, the ascending attorney and civic leader rooted firmly in the East Baltimore community where she grew up, has been tapped for a new position of leadership at Johns...

Economic Reggae: Jamaican Bank Sells Recovery With Songs

By KATE CHAPPELL Associated Press KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's central bank thinks the country's economy is doing very well and it is using an instantly recognizable symbol of the island to get this message...

AFRO Exclusive with Taraji P. Henson

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] In the Black community, mental health is often treated as the elephant in the room that no one really wants to talk about. Between “praying the pain away,” worrying about...

TIS Foundation Celebrates 25 Years

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Ladies in glamorous gowns and men in tailored tuxedos gathered in the Marriott Marquis on June 6 for the 25th anniversary gala of the TIS (To Inspire Strong Families...

Advocating For Mothers of Color

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Business Name: Mompreneur and Me Owner: Christine Michel Carter What: “Mompreneur and Me,” is an advocacy network that hosts events primarily for mothers of color, founded by Christine Michel Carter, a writer,...

Lonnie G. Bunch III Named Secretary of Smithsonian

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Lonnie G. Bunch III has been named the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian, making him the first African American to hold the position, in its 74-year history....

Wright Foundation Appoints New ED

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO The Hurston/Wright Foundation has been shaping the lives of Black writers for decades. Founded in 1990. The organization’s core mission is “to discover, mentor, and honor Black writers.”...
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