DCYD New Executive Committee Calls for Northam’s Resignation

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] After celebrating the new Executive Committee for D.C. Young Democrats (DCYD) Thursday evening, on Friday the fresh team woke up to controversy surrounding Governor Ralph Northam’s (D-VA) racist yearbook...

D.C. Council Works to Curb Growing Gun Violence in District

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The D.C. Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety held a roundtable last week to check in on two efforts to curb the growing gun violence in the...

Workers and Legislators Unite to Help Low-Wage Contract Employees

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer A little over a month ago Faye Smith found herself in the Senate Office Building protesting and searching for Senator Mitch McConnell in order to impress upon him how...

Documentary Shows An Old Profession In A New Way

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Last year D.C. made the news when the Economic Policy Institute released a report that stated that unemployment for African Americans in the District was the highest in the...

 “Stay Fly” Comes to CulturalDC’s Mobile Art Gallery

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Local Artist Jamea Richmond-Edwards will premiere her latest work this Friday at CityCenterDC, as part of CulturalDC’s 10th installation in their Mobile Art Gallery space. “Stay Fly” is a combination...

Pointer Ridge Accident Claims Lives of Five Children

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] A family is in mourning after a single car accident claimed the lives of five children and injured two adults on Saturday morning in Bowie, MD. The children are reportedly...

ASALH Recognizes 400 Years of Perseverance

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The Association for the Study of African LIfe and History (ASALH) kicked off the first, of a year long commemoration, of the “Forced migration of Africans to the Virginia...

AFRO Recognizes Historical Influence of Black Press

By Tiffany Ginyard, AFRO Managing Editor, [email protected] In honor of Black History Month, the AFRO will take a look at the role of the Black Press in America--past and present. Since the founding of Freedmen’s Journal in...

PRESS ROOM: Homeownership in D.C., Maryland Get $7.1 Million Boost from NeighborhoodLIFT Program

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Wells Fargo Company, NeighborWorks America, MANNA, Inc. and Community Housing Partners announced the NeighborhoodLIFT program. The program which focuses on boosting local homeownership in Washington, D.C., and Prince...

5 Children Ejected From Minivan, Killed in Maryland Wreck

By The Associated Press BOWIE, Md. (AP) — Maryland authorities say they're investigating a crash that killed five children who were ejected from a minivan. Two adults were also injured. Maryland State Police troopers say in...

Uptown Art House Orchestrates Black History Month Programming

By Maxwell Young, Special to the AFRO Black History Month is a time for reflection--a recognition of the civic leaders, activists, innovators, entrepreneurs, pioneers and artists who are interwoven into the fabric of American history.  Their...

Former D.C. Policeman Headed to Prison

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] A former D.C. police officer pled guilty to two counts of sex trafficking of minors and now faces a minimum of 10 years and maximum of 20 years in...

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