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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Longtime Marketer Conjures Online Social Buzz

The amount of things to do in Washington, D.C. can be overwhelming. That's why Nels Cephas founded DC Now Events. After being part of the social scene for over 10 years, the West African native...

Last Service for Historic Shaw Church Set

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO After about 150 years of being a beacon of spirituality and social justice in the Shaw community, Lincoln Temple United Church of Christ will be closing its doors...

Cocktails with a Dash of Blackness, Black Bartenders Seek to Get Just Due

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Nine of D.C.’s most prominent Black bartenders got their chance to shine and sling their signature drinks at the inaugural Chocolate City’s Best Cocktail Competition, an event that...

CBC Conference Mixes Celebrity and Politics

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO You may be able to argue about whether politics and celebrity mix, but what is hard to contest is the impact of celebrity on politics. Case in point...

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...

Southeast Slaying Suspect Arrested After Googling Crimes

Derek B. Turner, arrested and charged last week for the murder of Andrew McPhatter in March in Southeast Washington D.C., was so obsessed with his alleged exploits he scoured the Internet for articles about...

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