Lip Bar Founder Makes Leap from Wall St. to Target

By Charise Wallace, Special to the AFRO Straight from Detroit, Michigan, founder and CEO of The Lip Bar, Melissa Butler went from working on Wall Street to landing her own beauty line in Target, but she wouldn’t be...

Temptations Musical Makes D.C. Debut

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO It’s not just your imagination running away with you, so get ready. “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations” hits the John F. Kennedy Center...

White Civil Rights Rally in DC Scheduled for August

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] A year after the Unite the Right protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, which turned violent and deadly, the National Park Service approved the same White nationalists to have a two-day...

DC Sniper Gets New Hearing

By The Associated Press A sniper serving life in prison for terrorizing the Washington, D.C., region as a teenager must get new sentencing hearings in Virginia, a federal appeals court ruled June 21. The 3-0 decision...

Trump Policies Dominate at ACLU Conference

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The ACLU held its 2018 Membership Conference in the District of Columbia from June 10-12 at the Marriott Marquis hotel and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and President...

Incumbents Win; Initiative 77 Passes

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Despite spirited campaigns from opponents, the incumbents in the District of Columbia's June 19 primaries had no problems being re-nominated to their seats. Of the registered voters in the District,...

3 Rising Rappers Reppin’ the DMV

By Jannah G. Johnson, Special to the AFRO 2018 has been a year of women taking control of their narratives, of their sexualities and of the rap game. With female heavy hitters like Cardi B, Nicki...

Father’s Day Fun Day Celebrates Fathers in Kenilworth Gardens

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO The swimming pool at the Kenilworth Recreation Center was filled with parents and children splashing and having a good time. This included Sheldon Robinson and his seven children....

Trotz Leaving Caps After Stanley Cup Not A Good Look For DC

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO By any measure, this is not a good look for the Washington Capitals.  It’s not unprecedented for a coach to ride off into the sunset after leading a...

Women Clergy Stand Up for Children and Immigration Reform

By Hamil Harris, Special to the AFRO Chanting “let the children go….let the children go,” female pastors from across the country stood in the shadow of the United States Border Patrol to call for President Trump...

Wizards Willing to Move Back in Draft, Botch Another Season

By Stephen D. Riley, Special to AFRO On the heels of the Washington Capitals bringing home the Stanley Cup Trophy to the streets of Washington D.C., the Washington Wizards are on the clock. The 2018 NBA...

No New Leaders for the District as Incumbents Slide to Victory

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Tuesday June 19 at 8 p.m. was the last moment District residents had to exercise their civic duties by getting out and voting in the 2018 D.C. primaries. In the...

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