From Homicides to Attempted Kidnapping, Crime Continues

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] In the midst of ongoing apparent homicide investigations Prince George’s County Police arrested five suspects in the murder of a 16-year-old from northern Virginia who was allegedly killed in...

Suspect Arrested for Shooting Uncle in Lanham

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Caption: An intense manhunt in Prince George’s County for a Potomac man wanted in connection with the apparent murder of his uncle in Lanham, ended when he was arrested...

Kappa Alpha Psi Alumni Chapter Celebrates 40th Anniversary

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The Hyattsville/ Landover alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity has been one of the most impactful in its community since its inception in 1979. Their 40th anniversary provided...

Capital City Mambo Sauce Partners with Papa Johns to Add D.C. Flare

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Despite Mayor Muriel Bowser’s controversial denunciation of mambo sauce as a D.C. staple last November, most Washingtonians laud the flavor as a true District flavor that adds pizzazz to...

Bowser Pushes to Give D.C. Residents a ‘Fair Shot’ During State Of the District...

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Mayor Muriel Bowser gave her State of the District Address on March 18 promising to keep pushing her mission of offering everyone in D.C. a “Fair Shot.” The address was...

Ballou Senior Earns Scholarship To George Washington University

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] What started as a regular school day at Frank W. Ballou High School for senior Syamyia Beach, turned in to a life changing moment.  Beach, who carries a 4.2...

MPD Employees and Partners Honored at 19th Annual Awards Ceremony

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It takes a lot of courage to serve your community. It takes even more courage to serve your community as a member of law enforcement. It can be a...

Dr. Imani Perry Talks Black Studies for the Future

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer This week the Department of English at Howard University Presented its 67th Annual Charles Eaton Burch Memorial Lecture. Acclaimed author and scholar Dr. Imani Perry, Ph.D., J.D., gave the...

National Collegiate Prep Starts S.O.S Campaign with hopes of speaking to City Council

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Jaheim Byars, 17, and Day’Jai Glover, 17, sat poised and collected in the conference room of National Collegiate Preparatory High School. They spoke with certainty and conviction, making their...

Duke Ellington Connected with The Colour of Music Festival Petit

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor Duke Ellington School of the Arts (DESA) joined the Colour of Music Festival in presenting The Colour of Music Festival Petit this past week, while also honoring DESA...

BET News Presents: “AMERICAN INJUSTICE: A BET TOWN HALL” Hosted by Soledad O’Brien Sunday,...

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 18, 2019--BET News presents “ AMERICAN INJUSTICE: A BET TOWN HALL.” Hosted and moderated by award-winning broadcast journalist, Soledad O’Brien, this critical and timely primetime special brings together some of the most influential voices...

NNPA Enshrines AFRO Editor Emeritus

By AFRO Staff Frances L. Murphy, II, publisher emeritus of the Washington AFRO-AMERICAN Newspapers was enshrined this week by the National Newspaper Publisher’s Association (NNPA) as one of two Black outstanding newspaper publishers to be...
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