Fleeing War, Poverty, African Migrants Face Racism in Egypt

By SAMY MAGDY Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Two Sudanese sisters, Seham and Ekhlas Bashir, were walking their children home from elementary school in a Cairo neighborhood when a group of Egyptian teenagers crowded around...

BSO Concert Season Begins

By AFRO Staff The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Inc. (BSO) and members of the Orchestra and the Musicians’ Association of Metropolitan Baltimore, a local 40-543, announced at a joint press conference that they have reached a...

Black Eyed Peas Star Accuses Qantas Attendant Of Racism

By The Associated Press Black Eyed Peas musician will.i.am has accused a flight attendant from Australia’s national carrier Qantas of being racist and rude to him on a flight. The musician said he was met by police...

Another $5 Million Donation to NMAAHC

By AFRO Staff Walmart announced on Jan. 27, a $5 million grant to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C. Walmart’s support of NMAAHC is a part of...

Black Authors Book Expo Kicks off Black History Month

By Michael Gainey Special to the AFRO Local authors kicked off Black History month, Feb. 1, with the Black Authors Book Expo at the Baltimore War Memorial Building.  “The turnout has been great,” organizer Andrea Jones said....

5K Moves To National Mall

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] Graduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) from local and regional alumni association chapters are taking over the National Mall in early July.  The DC HBCU Alumni Alliance will...

Life Through The Lens: Q&A With Geraldine Howard

By AFRO Staff During his time in the Marines, JD Howard picked up a camera and decided to visually document the places he’s been and the people he saw. Almost 50 years later and his...

D.C. Sailor Deployed to Arabian Sea

On Jan. 5,Retail Services Specialist Seaman Mohamed Sesay, from Washington D.C., completed a load of laundry in ship's laundry aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Arabian Sea. The...

Zetas Celebrate, Founders’ Legacy

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] Starting Jan. 15, groups of women in deep blue and white apparel, often with Greek lettering, could be spotted throughout D.C. for the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Centennial Week. Zeta’s International...

North Dakota County May Become US’s 1st to Bar New Refugees

By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Reuben Panchol was forced to leave war-torn Sudan decades ago as a child, embarking on an odyssey that eventually brought him to the American Midwest and...

MLK 9th Annual Wreath Laying

By Imani Wj Wright Special to the AFRO This year, in observance of the Civil Rights icon’s 91st Birthday, The National Memorial Foundation hosted the “9th Annual Wreath Laying, Day of Reflection, Reconciliation” at the Martin...

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