Combining Culture with Currency

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO The award-winning creative agency, The Digital Footprint, hosted an interactive financial event called “CapTalk” on Aug. 24. Thi event, held in Washington D.C. is a way to combine culture...

D.C. Speaks: Three Murders, One Week

By Camille Davis, Special to the AFRO “D.C. SPEAKS” is a series of local storytelling in communities around the District.  The AFRO has taken to the streets once again and reached back into neighborhoods to offer residents an...

Attorney General Sues Parents

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Sixteen families in the D.M.V. are being sued by the District of Columbia, who seeks more than $2.9 million from parents it says falsified residency records to enroll their...

AFRO Exclusive: Congressman John Lewis Kicks off CBC Week

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Just a day before the bustling streets of downtown D.C. becomes a hub and homecoming for Black politicians, businessmen and go-getters, The Delegate rooftop restaurant was filled with African...

Black Restaurant Week Returns For a Tasty, Third Bite

By Marshall A. Latimore As he emerges from his Jeep Cherokee just outside the valet stand at Boogalou Restaurant & Lounge in Midtown, adorned in a tailored suit and patterned dress shirt, Warren Luckett is...

Bowser, Council Break Ground

By AFRO Staff Earlier this week, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ward 7 Councilmember Vincent Gray, and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) broke ground on two 100 percent affordable housing...

Café Mocha Salutes Her for the 9th Year

By AFRO Staff Café Mocha Radio, The Real host Loni Love, and female rap legend, YoYo, kicked off Café Mocha Radio’s Ninth Annual Salute Her Awards, at the Mead Center for American Theater in D.C. Guided...

Don’t Smoke the Brothers, Sisters

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The bands and boxers were used as tools of peace at Upshur Recreation Center playground in Northwest, D.C., while approximately 5,000 people joined in the Don’t Smoke the...

Howard’s Short Pay Day Is Long Afternoon

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The only good that came from Howard University’s visit to the University of Maryland on Aug. 31 was the size of the guaranteed pay day. Minus travel expenses, it...

Live Safe In D.C. Public Schools

By The Associated Press LiveSafe, the leading risk intelligence and safety communications platform, has been selected by D.C. Public Schools to support a major new student safety initiative throughout the nation’s capital. District of Columbia Mayor...

Murder Suspect Blames ‘Dark Force’

By The Associated Press Authorities say a man accused of killing a dog walker told them that a "dark force was speaking to him" and things "got out of hand." The Washington Post reports that on Thursday, 24-year-old,...

New School Year, New Facilities

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and her administration were busy throughout the city cutting ribbons and welcoming teachers and students to new facilities on the first day of...
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