Fairfax Runs for Va. Lt. Gov

A Black man is a leading contender in Virginia's race for its next lieutenant governor. Justin Fairfax is one of three candidates seeking the Democratic Party nomination for lieutenant governor on June 13. Fairfax...

Black Restaurant Week Comes to DC

By Lauren E Williams, Special to the AFRO Get your calendars ready, and your stomachs emptied because the DMV is set to host Black Restaurant Week November 4-11. Focused on highlighting culinary cuisines from Black chefs,...

DNC’s Marcus Moves to Key Commerce Post

Kimberly Marcus, who conducted African American outreach for the Democratic National Committee, is moving to the Commerce Department where she will be associate director for legislative, education and intergovernmental affairs for the Minority Business...

Broccoli City Festival: Live Healthy D.C.

In an attempt to influence younger people to live healthier, a D.C. festival fused Hip Hop culture with environmental sustainability, exercise, and healthy eating. The Broccoli City Festival, which ran in the District from April...

Star Jones to Host the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s14th Annual Spirit of...

On May 18, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation nonprofit will host their 14th annual Spirit of Democracy Awards, Black & White Gala at the Renaissance DC Hotel. Author and television personality Star...

Suburban D.C. Baseball Standout Khalil Lee a Perfectionist Among His Peers

On any given weeknight, Khalil Lee is likely to be dancing around the house with his mother, Kisha. From two-stepping to Motown hits, and doing “the dougie” to rapping with Fetty Wap, the Flint...

Local Woman Graduates Air Force Basic Training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Domonique P. Simpson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. She completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and...

D.C. Area High School Students Protest Trump Election

Just a week after the 2016 presidential election, hundreds of high school students from D.C. and Montgomery County, Md. left their classrooms to protest Donald J. Trump’s win as President of the United States. The...

Friendship Public Charter Schools Open STEM Facility

The band played, the students marched, and the audience of school leaders, officials, and parents cheered. Friendship's Technology Preparatory Academy (Tech Prep) officially opened a new, $18 million, STEM-focused facility during a ribbon cutting...

Wilson Re-Elected as President of Ward 8 Democrats

Charles Wilson, a Ward 8 advisory neighborhood commissioner and a leader in the Historic Anacostia neighborhood, was re-elected as president of the Ward 8 Democrats with his slate winning easily as well. Wilson was elected...

Two Children, Adult Latest Affected by Violence in Southeast D.C.

Two boys, ages 7 and 8, and their adult chaperone were wounded June 25 by stray gunfire in the latest episode of street gunplay in a southeast Washington neighborhood. Police said that shortly before 12:30...

D.C. State Fair

The eighth annual D.C. State Fair will be on Sept. 24 located at 375 and 425 M. St., SW  from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The event is free and highlights the District’s traditions...

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