Newcomer Lewis Seeks Council Seat with Positive Message

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] During the Nov. 6 general election, voters in the District will elect a independent at-large representative on the council. Rustin Lewis hopes residents will consider his bid. "I come...

Britain’s Hidden Black Royalty

By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has been making headlines as the big day approaches this Saturday, May 19. But May 19 is also special because it’s...

Trump Meets With Black Pastors, Draws Criticism

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO President Donald Trump recently met with  African American pastors at the White House that is supposed be part of a larger effort to  build relationships and craft...

Black Capitals Player Says He’s Not Visiting White House After Winning Stanley Cup

By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor NBA champions Kevin Durant and Steph Curry have Long made it clear they won’t be attending the White House so long as President Donald Trump is in office. But they’re...

Drama at DC Radio Station After Host Quits On-Air

Radio show host, Danni Starr, from The Fam In the Morning on DMV R&B ad Hip-Hop station WKYS, suddenly quit Thursday morning after she being blindsided by her co-hosts, QuickSilva and DJ 5’9, on...

D.C.’s Deanwood is Slowly Gentrifying

Deanwood, a Northeast neighborhood in D.C.’s Ward 7, has been a Black enclave for over a century, but in a few years, it will become a part of the District’s gentrifying areas. Deanwood is located...

Farrakhan Denounces Sexism, Homophobia

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan has been known as a fiery orator who supports Black liberation and denounces White supremacy and yet preaches traditional values regarding family and...

Kirk Franklin Brings Inspiration to the MGM

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The MGM National Harbor might be known for its slots, tables, clubs, restaurants and shopping, but Kirk Franklin brought the Holy Spirit to the lavish casino on July 26. In...

The New Era of Natural Hair

By Camille Davis Over the past decade, Black women have begun embracing their natural hair, but  caring for it can still be time-consuming and frustrating. Many Black women know all too well the feeling of...

AFRO Exclusive with Taraji P. Henson

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] In the Black community, mental health is often treated as the elephant in the room that no one really wants to talk about. Between “praying the pain away,” worrying about...

DC Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Businesses

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2018 Small Business and Economic Development Summit highlighting the contributions small businesses make to D.C.’s booming economy. As part of...

From Foster Care to Miss D.C.

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Cordelia Cranshaw was crowned Miss District of Columbia USA on Dec. 8, yet her road to queen was not easy.  Having already worked to empower young people through her...
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