DC Council Overturns Initiative 77, Tipped Workers Stay Below Minimum Wage and Keep Tips

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO On Oct. 16, the D.C. Council voted to repeal a voter-approved ballot measure that would have required tipped workers to be paid a full minimum wage—causing uproar among some...

Motivation Is Different for DCSAA Division Leaders Heading Towards Playoffs

By MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFRO ​It never takes much to motivate teams for a run at the city championship.  This season the motivation to play in Thanksgiving Day’s Turkey Bowl for Bell and...

Experts Say DC is the most Dangerous Place to Give Birth

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Access to suitable health care and hospitals is already an issue of disparity in communities of color in several United States cities, yet according to a recent WUSA9 report,...

Expunging Cannabis Offenses

By Renee Foose, Special to the AFRO In the wave of marijuana legalization, the war on drugs is left in its wake.  Thousands of people remain incarcerated for cannabis convictions while non-offenders are profiting from cultivating,...

Don’t Sit This One Out!

If you haven’t registered to vote in Maryland, today, Oct. 16, is the last day to do so online or by mail. The same is true for the District of Columbia. However, registration is...

Panel Tackles Combating Human Trafficking in Nigeria

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO Nigerians in the diaspora are tackling issues of human rights, not only in Nigeria but throughout the world. The Washington D.C. Chapter of Nigerians in Diaspora Organization formally known...

Jeter Serves as a Groundbreaking Voice in Metro

By Akira Kyles, Special to the AFRO The president of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 689, has made great strides since starting in her position, not only because she’s the first Black woman to fill...

DC Hiring a “Night Mayor” to Oversee Nightlife

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] While D.C. already has a mayor and deputies overseeing various sectors of City living, there’s a new position opening in the District- “Night Mayor”- the person who would be...

Ruth Carter, Black Panther Costume Designer, Inspires Young Black Artists

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Ruth Carter has a portfolio most designers would give up their best set of scissors to have. The film industry veteran graced the stage at Howard University’s Ira Aldridge...

‘Face Forward TalkBack’ To Unpack the Mystery and Power of Portraiture

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO To understand the power of portraiture, one needs only look at the recent works by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald of former President Barack Obama and Michelle...

Young DC Natives Bring Fresh Take On a Timeless Business Venture

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Three young D.C. entrepreneurs aim to serve some heart-warming hope and hospitality as they open their first venture, The Village Cafe, inside Union Market. Kevon King, Mahammad Mangum...

DC Comic Sampson McCormick Has Historical Homecoming Performance at NMAAHC

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Comedian Sampson McCormick has never been afraid of challenges. At 16 years old, the D.C. native was already finagling ways to perform on comedy club stages. “I had to...
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