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    DCPS Announces 2019 Principal and Teacher of the Year

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] As schools are closely approaching the beginning of winter break, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and other District officials surprised District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) educators with high honors. ...

    D.C.’s Overall Population On the Rise as Black Majority Decreases

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] As the nation’s capital, the District of Columbia brings its own savoir-faire of attraction to residents looking to get involved in several careers including, politics, social advocacy, law, nonprofit...

    15-Year-Old Killed in Southeast Shooting

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Six Black males have been murdered in the month of December- all under the age of 40.  Gerald Watson was only 15.  Gerald was a ninth grader at Anacostia...

    Gordon Parks Exhibit Showcases Photographer’s Evolving Vision and Genius

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Gordon Parks has left an indelible mark on Black culture and the broader contemporary culture. Born in Kansas in 1912, the renowned photographer documentarian, filmmaker and author has created works...

    DCPS Launches New Five-Star Report Card System

    By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] "District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) will now follow a new report card for young learners attending public schools." This new and improved report card includes a five-star system which...

    Organizers Fight to Take Action on Initiative 77 with “Save Our Vote” Campaign

    By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Community organizers are furiously working on gaining support as they take to the streets with the Save our Vote petition, which would give D.C. voters the power to put the...

    From Foster Care to Miss D.C.

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Cordelia Cranshaw was crowned Miss District of Columbia USA on Dec. 8, yet her road to queen was not easy.  Having already worked to empower young people through her...

    Black Women for Positive Change Inspire Youth Locally and Nationwide

    By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] A national organization geared towards young women of color  is sprinkling its“Black girl magic” and empowering youth. Black Women for Positive Change in collaboration with the Positive Change Foundation sponsored...

    Bowser Names Indianapolis Superintendent as DCPS Chancellor, Council Will Not Confirm Pick Until New...

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] After nine months of Dr. Amanda Alexander serving as the Interim Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Indianapolis Superintendent Dr. Lewis D....

    Barry’s Legacy Remembered

    By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] For the fourth consecutive year the legacy of former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion S. Barry was honored by those trying to follow in the footsteps of the man who...

    New Affordable Housing Units Coming to Southeast

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] On Nov. 27, District of Columbia leaders broke ground on the Residences at St. Elizabeths East, providing high-quality affordable housing units to the Congress Heights neighborhood in Ward 8. For...

    Wall Delivers DC Residents Thanksgiving Turkeys Through Bright Beginnings

    By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer The most successful point guards in the NBA are driven to deliver.  They make the team around them better setting them up for success even when the team is...

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