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    D.C. Speaks: 2020 New Decade, New Vision

    By AFRO Staff, Special Contributors “D.C. SPEAKS” is a series branching from the AFRO’s goal of engaging residents in the storytelling of their own communities.  To continue providing hyper local accounts to readers, the AFRO has...

    Bowser Uses Holidays to Advocate for Statehood

    By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] Throughout her years in leadership, particularly in 2019, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has pushed for the nation’s capital to become the 51st state in the union. “I was born without...

    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...

    D.C. Crime Update

    By Nyame-kye Kondo Special to the AFRO As the end of the year looms closer, Washington, D.C. continues to experience high homicide rates. The year 2019 has been statistically high with deaths as a result of ...

    Merry Christmas From the AFRO

    The AFRO’s Mrs. Santa and her Elves celebrated another successful holiday season! The AFRO collected various donations of toys, bikes, and monetary gifts to be distributed to good little boys and girls across the...

    Go-Go Will Be Official Music of D.C., But Not Yet

    By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] Go-Go, D.C.’s music that mixes heavy percussion, and influences of Funk, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Rap, is set to become the official music of the nation’s capital.  While the District is celebrating...

    ‘The Let Out’: Documentary Highlights Evolution of Go-Go Culture

    By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] While Go-Go has always been true to D.C. since its inception in the 1970s, the resurgence of it as mainstream has been particularly pertinent in the final months of the decade,...

    Local Entrepreneurs Dispel Myths of CBD

    By Camille Davis Special to the AFRO Entrepreneurs, Tanya Duckett and Shara Gibson, owners of Local Meditations, called an emergency press conference on Dec. 10 in an effort to dispel negative connotations associated with local, legitimate...

    Giving the Gift of STEAM

    By Camille Davis Special to the AFRO Gifting toys can be more than just enjoyable items to entertain children.  Toys can also be a form of educating young people while having fun. As STEAM (science, technology,...

    An Intimate Moment with Philip Bailey

    By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] Fans of celebrated musical group Earth, Wind & Fire and legendary featured lead singer Philip Bailey learned the “Reasons,” why the band’s sound has touched the hearts of audiences for five...

    A Celebration with A Cause

    By Micha Green, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The D.M.V. has a large contingency of influential artists, leaders, creatives and entrepreneurs and on Dec. 14, from 7-11 p.m., DCNow Events is bringing these influencers together for the “All Purple...

    A Virtual Tour Of D.C.’s Civil Rights History

    By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia Office of Planning and Historic Preservation Office (HPO) launched a web-based heritage trail last month to recognize and honor the history of the African American...

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