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First-Ever HBCU Museum Opens Down the Street

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO The walls are covered with school sports memorabilia, personal photographs, and newspaper articles. The furniture is modern, yet understated, as not to take away from the artifacts on the walls. The curators...

Comcast Internet Essentials Program Launches DC Pilot for Seniors

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By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer D.C. residents met with Comcast staff and city officials at Holmes Senior Wellness Center, 324 Kennedy St NW, as the broadband company launched Washington, D.C.’s Internet Essentials Senior Pilot Program. It’s a comprehensive broadband adoption...

There Are Almost as Many Boys Missing in D.C. as Girls

The District’s missing person problem gained widespread attention when a misleading Instagram post went viral, prompting a national search for D.C.’s missing girls. But, left out of that were the missing boys. D.C. police report there are almost as many...

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 dread that accompanies the hours-long...

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 the birthday of the first...

AFRO Exclusive with Taraji P. Henson

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com 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 “airing dirty laundry,” and thinking...

Alleged Howard U Whistleblower Unmasked

An AFRO Exclusive: By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO Tyrone Hankerson Jr., a Howard University law student allegedly involved in an embezzlement scandal currently clouding the prestigious HBCU, is accusing the institution of leaking his financial information and plans to file...

CBCF Legislative Conference

This year concerned citizens, leaders, students and legislators from across the country will visit our nation’s capital for our 45th Annual Legislative Conference from September 16 – September 20. The theme is “With Liberty and Justice for All.” As...

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 the air. The show got heated...

Newcomer Lewis Seeks Council Seat with Positive Message

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, jwright@afro.com 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 from a non-profit background and...

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 an urban agenda. The meeting between...

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 not the only recent world...