Friday, December 4, 2020

Washington D.C. News

IN LOVING MEMORY Of FRANKLIN P. DE LAINE 

On Wednesday, November 11th, Franklin Pierce De Laine, Sr.  peacefully transitioned in his home surrounded by his family.  Arrangements are as follows:  DATE: Saturday, November 21, 2020  WHERE: Third Street Church of God 1204 Third Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 VISITATION: 10:00am to 11:00am  SERVICE: 11:00am  Due...

‘We did it!’

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com “Black Women! Did we do it?... Stacey Abrams?  Did we do it? Kamala? Did we do it? Did we do it? We Did it! We did it,” one woman in celebratory clothing chanted as she...

THEARC Commemorates Life of Legendary Staff Member

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Since its founding 15 years ago, Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) has provided cultural and social programming for residents of Washington, D,C, particularly those located in Ward 8; and while the 16.5 acre...

Remote learning, special needs students face particular challenges as education systems adapt in pandemic

By Word in Black Remote or distance learning in the age of COVID-19 continues to be an enormous challenge for teachers and parents as they try to meet the needs of each and every student. For the 7 million pupils...

Honoring all those who served

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By Edgar Brookins U.S. Army Retired As a federal holiday this year, Veterans Day is celebrated on Nov. 11, marking the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. The national theme is: “Vision-Veterans in Focus.” Veterans have contributed to American...

New Program Aims to Empower Black Women to Lead the Fight Against Tobacco and...

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Black Women’s Health Imperative Launches Anti-Tobacco and Vaping Program at Seven HBCU Campuses with Support of the Robert Wood Johnson The Two Organizations Collaborate with an Innovative New Program, Aimed at Empowering Black Women Leaders to Lead the Fight Against...

3rd Annual DMV Black Restaurant Week is A Collaborative COVID-19 Cause

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Despite the coronavirus pandemic, from Nov. 8 through Nov. 15, DMV Black Restaurant Week is back for its third annual year, with the 2020 focus surrounding resiliency and collaboration during these unprecedented times.   Curated by the...

Suburban Baltimore vocalist utilizes musical foundation in transition to traditional Jazz

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By Timothy Cox Special to the AFRO BALTIMORE, MD -- When a Washington, DC area musical group held its 60th anniversary last year, the memories stoked lots of good feelings for at least one of its members - Lavenia Nesmith. As the...

Election Fervor Spurs D.C. Group to Push for Representation

By Diane Bernard, Maryland News Connection WASHINGTON -- The 2020 election season saw 35 U.S. Senate races, but one jurisdiction still has no representation in Congress - the District of Columbia. More than 700,000 people live in Washington, D.C. That's more...

Finally, It’s Biden and Harris

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By Sean Yoes AFRO Senior Reporter More than 72 hours after the last polls closed on Nov. 3, the Associated Press declared former Vice-President Joseph R. Biden the next President-Elect of the United States. Biden clinched the Electoral College vote by officially...

Incumbents and Newcomers Win

By Etolia Magdalena Special to the AFRO Like many places in the country, Washington, D.C. had races at stake on the Nov. 3 general election, and when the polls closed, many wondered the fate of the large group of candidates running...

Breast Cancer Champion Empowers Warriors

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Ranneisha Champion’s surname does justice to the true woman she is, and as a pregnant, full-time entrepreneur and Triple Negative breast cancer warrior, she is using her experiences, achievements and all that she has overcome...

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