Unveiling Freedom

By Xavier Underwood When most think of the National Archives, the Bill of Rights, Constitution of the United States, or the Declaration of Independence, known collectively as the “Charters of Freedom” comes to mind.  I...

Pepco Powers Ward 6

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] As the nation celebrated Juneteenth and the official ending to  American chattel slavery, Pepco commemorated the historic date with the official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly restored James C....

Refugee Chefs Showcase Skills 

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The flavors of the world were shared by refugee chefs during the first Tables Without Borders multi restaurant event in the District of Columbia.   Five separate establishments gave...

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,...

D.C. Council Members Participate in Rally for ‘Justice for Janitors’ Day

By WI Web Staff WASHINGTON INFORMER — Honoring the 29th anniversary of “Justice for Janitors Day,” D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and Councilmember Elissa Silverman readied to join hundreds of 32BJ SEIU janitors to march...

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...

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...

Documentary Emphasizes Power of Forgiveness

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] June 17, 2015, a Bible study at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church turned into a bloody crime scene.  June 17, 2015, nine innocent people in their safe...

Students Lobby City Hall and Win

By Carl Thomas, Special to the AFRO The Headline: 7-6. That was the vote total when the D.C. Council met to decide the future location of Benjamin Banneker Academic High School. The Council chambers were filled with...

Annual Women’s E3 Summit at NMAAHC

By Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO The annual, “Women’s E3 Summit,” convened at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. on June 13. With the three E's standing for, “empowerment,...

S.E. Shooting Kills 1 Man, Injures 1 Woman

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Seventy-six people have been killed in the District of Columbia in 2019, according to D.C. Witness.  This time last year there had been 72 homicides. Last week, D.C. Mayor Muriel...

D.C. Public Housing Gets Funding

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Public housing in the District got a boost from the City Council who passed it’s $15.5 billion budget June 18 after the Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey S. DeWitt...
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