Black Girl’s Hair Extension Lawsuit Moved to Federal Court

The Associated Press A Catholic school in Louisiana and the Archdiocese of New Orleans have moved a lawsuit regarding the school's policy forbidding hair extensions to federal court. The New Orleans Advocate reports attorneys for the...

Black Restaurant Week Comes to DC

By Lauren E Williams, Special to the AFRO Get your calendars ready, and your stomachs emptied because the DMV is set to host Black Restaurant Week November 4-11. Focused on highlighting culinary cuisines from Black chefs,...

DC Farmer’s Market Will Match Money Spent by Food Assistance Recipients

By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO Now eating fresh and healthy foods is even easier for those receiving government assistance. FRESHFARM Markets, the Washington Metropolitan based grocer, will match every dollar spent by recipients of...

Book Explores How to be Emotionally Free

By Ariel Medley, Special to the AFRO When we think of emancipation, we think of freedom.  But what about the emancipation of our emotional barriers?  When faced with life’s difficulties, how do we summon the courage...

60 Years of Being More Than Just Ben’s Chili Bowl

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The District shut down a portion of U Street in front of a nationally renowned restaurant while more than 500 residents, local celebrities, politicos, tourists and others danced...

Ubiquitous Women’s Expo Celebrates Black Beauty

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO The 5th annual Ubiquitous Women’s Expo brought women and men of color together in Washington, D.C., for a weekend of entertainment and knowledge about everything that represents “Black Girl...

Black 6th-Grader Might Return to School after Flap over Hairstyle

By Kevin McGill, The Associated Press The sixth-grader who tearfully left a New Orleans area Catholic school after she was told her hair extensions violated its policy might soon return to classes there, her attorney and school...

Virginia Ali, Owner of Ben’s Chili Bowl, Embraces 60 Years of Change

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO For decades, Ben’s Chili Bowl owner Virginia Ali ate a beef hotdog daily that she slathered with mustard, onions and of course, the restaurant’s famous chili. But nine years...

In Franklin’s Anthems, Women Heard an Empowering Message

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin never saw herself as a feminist heroine. That, she quipped, was Gloria Steinem's role. But she leaves a legacy of indelible anthems that...

A Diva Far Beyond Her Disability

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Donna Walton, the epitome of beauty, charm, and grace, is mobilizing generations who refuse to be defined by anatomy or physical realities. At the age of 18, Walton...

Solar Program Sparks Residents Job Prospects

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO In a week the District of Columbia will add a new cohort of Solar Installers to the growing number of residents entering an in demand industry. Solar Works...

Former Slave Holding Mansion Now Home to Black Artists

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO About 20 miles south of Washington, D.C. lies an old plantation which once housed slaves that has been transformed into a home for some of the most innovative Black...

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