Black Entrepreneurs: DMV Black Restaurant Week Amplifies Black Talent in the Kitchen, at...

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When was the last time you patronized a Black-owned restaurant in the DMV? If you can’t remember, that’s a problem, says Furard Tate, one of three people behind the...

Zambian Royalty Finds Refuge at HBCUs, But At What Cost?

By Lynette Monroe, Special to the AFRO For many African Americans, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) serve as a place of refuge. A place to reconcile identity in a world that seeks to erase...

Two Female Entrepreneurs Open First Breast Cancer Boutique in the DMV

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO Revolutionizing the look of breast cancer, two Black female entrepreneurs are preparing to open the region’s first medical custom prosthetics and lingerie store of its kind. Dedicated to women who...

D.C. Council Issues Bill For LGBT Seniors

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia Council proposed legislation to fight for the rights of LGBT seniors. Initiated by D.C. Council members Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) and Anita Bonds (D-At-Large) last week,...

Harvard Opens Door to Gullah Language and Culture to Seventh Graders

Special to the AFRO by Renee Foose Gullah/Geechee represents a small population of African Americans living in the coastal low country of South Carolina, Georgia and Northeastern Florida. Gullah/Geechee represents not only a people, but...

D.C. Ranks among Top ‘Foodie’ Destinations

By AFRO Staff Just ahead of the first annual Black Restaurant Week, personal finance website WalletHub reported that Washington, D.C. ranks top in their 2018 Best Foodie Cities in America. Over the years, many have adopted...

An Intimate Evening with Angela Davis

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO In the spirit of “inspiring social change,” Washington D.C.’s very own Busboys and Poets on K Street Northwest welcomed the legendary activist, author and scholar Angela Davis, Oct. 11,...

Tulane Holding 3rd Biennial Black Women’s Health Conference

By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University is holding a free conference about black women's health Friday and Saturday. The topic is "Matters of the Heart: Cardiovascular Disease, Health and Healing." Most sessions...

Young DC Natives Bring Fresh Take On a Timeless Business Venture

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Three young D.C. entrepreneurs aim to serve some heart-warming hope and hospitality as they open their first venture, The Village Cafe, inside Union Market. Kevon King, Mahammad Mangum...

Cocktails with a Dash of Blackness, Black Bartenders Seek to Get Just Due

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Nine of D.C.’s most prominent Black bartenders got their chance to shine and sling their signature drinks at the inaugural Chocolate City’s Best Cocktail Competition, an event that...

Baltimore Brothers’ Breakfast Featured at Watergate Hotel

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Two brothers from Baltimore are giving people a taste of their chicken and waffles in Washington, D.C. — thanks to a six-week pop-up engagement that’s got them serving...

Sister and Mom Trio Celebrate 2nd Anniversary of Smoothies and Business

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Note to everyone. Not every business venture with family ends up on Iyanla's “Fix My Life” on OWN. In fact Lauren Williamson, Chanel Grant, and their mother Toya...

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