Forum Emphasizes Faith as a Means of Combating Poverty

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] On a cold, snowy Thursday, students, professionals and the politically active packed into the Heritage Foundation for an Anti-Poverty forum, Nov. 15, where several panelists spoke on the...

Family of Girl Shocked at MGM Plans to Sue

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] On Nov.18, Rydricka Rosier posted a video of her family celebrating her daughter, Zynae Green’s, seventh birthday in a hospital room rather than home, after she was electrocuted at...

Howard Football Coach Resigns, London Leaves for William and Mary

By Mark Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Two years into the renaissance of the Howard University football program an unexpected reset is needed. Mike London, the 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, resigned to become...

TV One Launches a Channel for Millennial and Gen X Women of Color

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] In January young women of color will have a channel dedicated to them, brought to audiences through TV ONE’s new station, CLEO TV. Named after Queen Cleopatra, millennials and members...

Dr. Johnetta Cole New NCNW President

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Renowned educator, leader and former president of Spellman College and Bennett College, Dr. Johnetta Cole, is enthusiastic to take on her new role as chair and seventh president of...

‘Social Entrepreneur’ Uses Company to Give Back

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When Emmanuel Irono moved to the United States from Nigeria in the 1980s to attend Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, he dreamed of working as a...

DC Celebrates Nikki Giovanni as She Celebrates the Greatness of Black People

By Brianna McAdoo, Staff Writer, [email protected] Dubbed “The Poet of the Black Revolution”, the legendary activist, poet and educator Nikki Giovanni received a warm welcome from the D.C. community as she shared excerpts from her new book,...

Campbell Pens Book Giving Hope To Family Caregivers

By MARK F. GRAY, Staff Writer, [email protected] Challenges in caring for loved ones with special needs can cause pressure on those who must make their lives comfortable in later years.  The needs to be met are both...

Newly Elected to Congress

Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, all newly elected to U.S. Congress as a result of the Nov. 6 midterm election, met in Washington, D.C. this week.

Production About Black Barbers Around the World Hits Close to Home

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO It’s not a stretch for Alfred Graham to say barbering saved his life. Instead of falling into the trap of selling drugs to make fast money while he was...

Double Shooting and a Stabbing More Fatalities in the District

By Brianna McAdoo, Staff Writer, [email protected] Metropolitan homicide detectives are currently investigating a couple of fatal shootings that took place in Southwest and Northeast, D.C. First on, Nov. 7, a man was fatally shot on Galveston Place in...

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