What Does It Take to Start a Business in Ward 7?

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Entrepreneurs who operate their businesses in the District of Columbia's Eastern End often complain about getting capital to fund their businesses. However, a lending expert with the Washington Area...

Famed Choir Director Showcases Choir Legacy at Eastern High School

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to The AFRO The National Church of God in Fort Washington, Maryland was filled with an eclectic offering of music last July 7 as generations of singers from the District’s Eastern...

DC Girls Joined Street Child World Cup in Moscow

By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO Caption: Children playing at Tubman Elementary Soccer Field, a soccer camp site. Nine DC SCORES alumni were honored with a D.C. Council proclamation for their participation in the Street Child...

Streeter, Harrison Poised to Take County Council Seats

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] On July 6, the Prince George's County Board of Elections released the results of the absentee and provisional ballots cast during the June 26 Democratic and Republican primaries. The...

Local Organization Launches App to Keep Domestic Violence Survivors Safe

By Akira Kyles, Special to the AFRO One of the main problems for survivors of domestic violence is finding shelter to escape their situations. However, a Prince George’s County organization hopes to address this serious and...

D.C. Committee on Education Names New Director

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Akeem Anderson, a former D.C. Public Schools employee, has been appointed as the new director of the D.C. City Council’s Committee on Education, Chairman David Grosso (I-At Large)...

USA Today Chronicles Baltimore Violence—Again

By Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, [email protected] Less than six months after USA Today declared Baltimore “the nation’s most dangerous city,” the newspaper posted another front page story July 12 about the city’s pervasive violence. But, this...

Justice Department Reopens Emmett Till Case

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Even before it was cool to cite the hashtags “Black Lives Matter” and “Say His/ Her Name,” Mamie Till made sure the world knew about the brutal beating and...

Verletta White Will Continue to Lead Baltimore County Schools

By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO Verletta White will continue to serve public school children in the Baltimore County community where she was born and raised for at least another year. The County school board...

Papa John’s to Pull Founder from Marketing after Racist Language

By Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer Papa John's, which has had founder John Schnatter at the center of its logo and in TV ads, plans to pull his image from its marketing after reports he...

This Family Business is Super Sweet

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO Southwest D.C. just got a little sweeter, with the opening of a brand new soda pop shop right in the heart of the District’s beloved Wharf. Initially a father’s dream,...

How 2 Communities in DC, One White One Black, Work Together

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The District of Columbia has a history of racial division. Lately, that has been heightened by its growing affluent White population and a Black populace struggling to stay in...
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