15-Year-Old Killed in Rash of Holiday Homicides

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The potential for greatness seemed immeasurable for 15-year-old honor student and basketball phenom Maurice Scott.  By all accounts he was as gifted in the classroom as he was talented...

How 2 Communities in DC, One White One Black, Work Together

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The District of Columbia has a history of racial division. Lately, that has been heightened by its growing affluent White population and a Black populace struggling to stay in...

Officer Tased Innocent Black Man

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] In another case of, “racist, White cops,” on June 22 a Black man on D.C.’s metro was tased essentially because he looked like he was about to fight.  Yes,...

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,...

Bowers, DC’s Popular PA Voice of 30 Years, Suddenly Passes at 55

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The signature public address announcer for D.C. sports has passed away. Shellie Bowers, who was best known for his trademark phrase “HU…you know” during football and basketball games at...

Black American National Security & Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders

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Made in DC Pop-Up Comes to Reagan Airport

By WI Web Staff WASHINGTON INFORMER — Kristi Whitfield, director of the D.C. Department of Small and Local Business Development and Rahama Wright, the founder and CEO of Shea Yeleen Health and Beauty, celebrated the...

AFRO Exclusive: Teen Artist Tackles Female Oppression Through Art

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] If you don’t know the name Naja Elon Webb now, commit it to your memory.  A recent graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Webb has boosted her...

Lonnie G. Bunch III Named Secretary of Smithsonian

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Lonnie G. Bunch III has been named the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian, making him the first African American to hold the position, in its 74-year history....

New Exhibit Traces 4 Centuries of Black History in Virginia

By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The artifacts in a new exhibit tracing four centuries of Black history in Virginia range from the painful to the poignant: leg shackles and chains used...

GOP’S Chittams Seeks Council Seat in Democrat Stronghold

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The Rev. Ralph Chittams Sr., a Republican, is fed up with the way the District of Columbia is being run by its politicians so he has decided to run...

Panic at DC Pride Parade Sends People Running

By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A panic caused by a mistaken belief that a gun had been fired during a pride parade in the nation's capital sent people running through the city's...
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