Honoring the District’s Creative Community

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] On Wednesday, Nov. 6, Union Market’s Dock 5, in Northeast, turned into a watering hole for Washington, D.C.’s artistic, creative, entrepreneurial and political communities to come together, celebrate and...

D.C. Speaks: Honoring Those Who Served

By Edgar Brookins, Special to the AFRO November 11 is the day we set aside each year to honor those who have served proudly in the United States Armed Forces, and yet continue to serve in...

Nationals Championship Celebration Brings Love To an Ailing City

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] For a few hours in the shadow of the Canadian Embassy and the United States Capitol, the Washington Nationals World Series championship celebration personified what makes America great. Fans...

Community Leaders Push to Make Go-Go the Official Music of D.C.

By Briana Thomas, Special to the AFRO The D.C. Council held a hearing on Oct. 30 to designate Go-Go as the official music genre of the District.  The public hearing brought together nearly 50 musicians, D.C. residents,...

Howard Partners With Amazon For LA-Based Entertainment Program

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Howard University has made a name for itself as one of the premiere developers of entertainers and broadcasters who have ascended to the peak of their industry.  Now the...

Maestrina Da Favela: A Documentary to Inspire

By Nyame-kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO District of Columbia native Falani Afrika is currently in the post production phase of a documentary project she has been developing locally and abroad for the last 10 years....

THE RUN DOWN – DAVE CHAPPELLE RECEIVES MARK TWAIN PRIZE

By AFRO.COM / BE INSPIRED GLOBAL Host Micha Green talks on Dave Chappelle receiving "MARK TWAIN" award and trending topics in this weeks AFRO-American Newspaper.

Nationals Bring Black Baseball Back To D.C.

By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Major League Baseball has been trying to diversify its clubhouse, front offices, and fan base, so the 2019 World Series did as much to gentrify the game as the...

Black Restaurant Week: A Lesson In Cooperative Economics

By Carl Thomas, Special to the AFRO On Nov. 4 Black restaurant and food service providers will compete in a cocktail competition to name the best bartender in the region.  Then on Nov. 6, Black restauranteurs,...

Busboys and Poets To Serve Contest Winner’s Sweet Potato Pie

By Lenore T. Adkins Special to the AFRO Watch out, Patti LaBelle.  Anacostia resident Mary Satcher, 82, is coming for you with a riff on the sweet potato pie recipe that’s been a family mainstay for decades.    Satcher’s...

D.C. Speaks: Battling Breast Cancer with God as Guide

By Bernetta Townsend “D.C. SPEAKS” is a series branching from the AFRO’s goal of engaging residents in the storytelling of their own communities.  To continue providing hyper local accounts to readers, the AFRO has taken to...

Rhim Named ‘Nonprofit Leader of the Year’

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] For more than a quarter century, Prince George’s County and D.C. residents looking to prepare or enhance their professional skills have been transformed by the Seat Pleasant-based the Training...
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