D.C. Activists Join to Protest Local and Federal Officials During Anti-President’s Day Rally

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer A collective of D.C. organizations and activists took to the streets during the President’s Day holiday to protest the Mayor’s $500 million in funding for police, as well as...

Va. Expands Funding to Restore African-American Cemeteries

By Maryum Elnasseh, Capital News Service It doesn't take more than a brief visit to East End Cemetery to see that racial inequality impacts not only the living; it extends to the dead as well. Many of...

One Fair Wage Battle Continues to Broaden Across Federal Lines

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Last week the fight for fair wages once again made it to the Hill as legislators and advocates pushed for two pieces of legislation during congressional briefings on the...

Heritage Foundation Celebrates Black History with Civility Panel

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Although February is the shortest month of the calendar year, it has been one long Black History Month.  With scandals such as Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s racist yearbook pictures...

READY Center Pools Resources for Returning Citizens in Order to Lower Recidivism Rates

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The READY Center, 1901 E Street S.E., the new facility created to help returning citizens receive access to a multitude of services, is a quiet nondescript building just behind...

Hogan Punts on Maryland Bid to Keep D.C.’s NFL Team in MD

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer, [email protected] Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has punted on his hopes to keep Washington D.C.’s NFL franchise in Prince George’s County.  The governor at least temporarily ended conversations with the team about...

Free Black Futures

Black D.C. advocacy organizations such as Black Lives Matter D.C. and Black Youth Project 100 D.C. organized an antiPresidents Day rally to protest local and federal officials in Washington, D.C.

ASALH Commemorates Black History

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] With distinguished guests, a booming book fair and strong conversations to boot, African American excellence was in full effect at the 93rd annual Black History Luncheon hosted by the...

DC’s Many Prankster Activists Turn Anger Into Street Theater

By ASHRAF KHALIL , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In the nation's capital, it can be hard for protesters to stand out. A group of 50 people — or even 500 — holding signs and...

D.C. Lands High in HRC Equality Ratings

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Washington D.C. sat alongside 16 states that ranked in the highest category of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute’s 5th Annual State Equality Index...

Comcast Internet Essentials Program Launches DC Pilot for Seniors

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer D.C. residents met with Comcast staff and city officials at Holmes Senior Wellness Center, 324 Kennedy St NW, as the broadband company launched Washington, D.C.’s Internet Essentials Senior Pilot...

AFRO Exclusive: Beverly Price Shares the Voices of Local Children in New Pop-Up

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] District of Columbia native Beverly Price is offering audiences a glimpse of what life is like for some of the most vulnerable District residents-children-in her new pop-up, “When The...
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