Butterfly Works, the Future of SAT Prep

By Nyame-kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO For the last 13 years, D.C. based organization, Butterfly Works has provided high school students in the D.M.V area with quality classes to get them prepared for one of...

D.C. Native Brings Sweets to Chocolate City

By Justin Johnson, AFRO Staff Writer Georgia Avenue just got a lot sweeter.  D.C. native Karin Sellers made her dreams a reality by bringing the Georgia Avenue corridor its first Black woman owned ice cream shop, Here’s...

Howard Basketball Heads To Spain For Tour

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] When the fall semester begins and students at Howard University ask their men’s basketball team how they spent summer vacation, they will pull out a passport.  The Bison will...

Local Talent Brings Important Message

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Imagine hearing a conversation in a Target so good, so juicy, so enticing, that you decide it should become a play- then you make it so.  That’s what...

Storms and Flooding Impact the D.M.V.

By Mark Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Around 8:30 a.m. July 8 scores of people received the blaring alerts on cell phones throughout Prince George’s that there was a flash flood warning and that low...

D.C.-Area Activist Gives First-Hand Take on Dem Debates

By William J. Ford, Washington Informer Staff Writer Melanie Campbell flew to her native Florida to personally feel, hear and see the 20 Democratic presidential candidates debate on health care, race, foreign affairs and other...

Howard Leads HBCU Awards

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Howard University is leading with 12 finalist nominations in the 2019 HBCU Awards.  Presented by HBCU Digest, the HBCU Awards are the first and only national awards ceremony honoring...

Marion S. Barry SYEP Turns 40

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO New York-based actress/writer/producer/curator/dancer Chelsea Harrison may have completed the beloved Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program more than a decade ago, but she credits it with teaching...

Air Pollution vs. People of Color

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO As the 2020 race for Presidency of the United States unfolds, climate change is amongst one of the most pressing issues that the candidates are being asked to share...

Bill Introduced to Improve Maternal Healthcare

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Expectant mothers face challenges when seeking quality prenatal care in the District of Columbia.  Economic and transportation barriers contribute to the District’s infant mortality rate which is...

Teen Dead After Weekend Shooting

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO Two shootings this past weekend in the District left three people injured, including two children, and one teenager dead.  A father and his two children were waiting at a bus...

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