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,...

Schools Celebrate Male Role Models with `Million Father March’

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Fathers, grandfathers and male caretakers of all backgrounds are invited to step to the front of the line and bring their children to school September 28.   Baltimore City Public...

Looking for Employment When All You Hear is ‘No’

The following is a bonus article to the articles running in the AFRO’s 5th Annual Career and Education Fair supplement. The AFRO’s Career and Education Fair will be held on September 25 from 10...

D.C. Summit to Focus on Maternal, Infant Health

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has invited mayors and leaders from all over the country to descend on the District for her inaugural mayoral Maternal and Infant Health Summit,...

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...

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...

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...

Women Entrepreneurs Work to Empower One Another

By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The Woman Behind the Business (WBB) hosted their networking takeover at Spa Logic on July 19, in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Northwest, Washington, D.C.. The WBB is a...

Falsely Accused Black College Students Get Apology

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — The city manager and police chief in a suburban St. Louis town apologized Thursday to a group of Black college students after police wrongly accused them of a dine-and-dash...

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