From Selling Drugs On DC Streets To Making Them Safer

By PETER HERMANN, The Washington Post WASHINGTON (AP) — The boys, barely in their teens, were angry. A young man they knew had been shot dead. Robbie Merritt was not the first man from around their Southeast...

Duke Ellington Seeks Answers After OSSE Residency Allegations

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer A group of concerned parents, and staff from Duke Ellington School of the Arts sat behind a small wooden desk during the State Board of Education (SBOE) public meeting...

The Museum of African Art, the Perfect Companion to the NMAAHC

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The numbers don’t lie. According to statistics provided by the Smithsonian about 20 million people visited the collage of free museums this year. (The numbers go through October.) That...

National Collegiate Lost First Battle to Keep Doors Open, School Still Fighting

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer In a spirited and robust meeting late Monday night, the D.C. Public Charter School Board voted unanimously to initiate revocation- essentially trying to close the doors- for National Collegiate...

D.C. Council Passes Landmark Energy Bill

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The crowd erupted in applause Tuesday as the D.C. Council unanimously passed the “Clean Energy D.C. Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018,” a historic bill that will push the District...

DCPS Announces 2019 Principal and Teacher of the Year

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] As schools are closely approaching the beginning of winter break, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and other District officials surprised District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) educators with high honors. ...

District Files Lawsuit in Providence Hospital Closure, Nurses Applaud City for Action

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When Providence Hospital announced it was shutting its doors for acute-care services on Dec. 14, there were mumbles around the city about the action as another form of gentrification...

D.C.’s Overall Population On the Rise as Black Majority Decreases

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] As the nation’s capital, the District of Columbia brings its own savoir-faire of attraction to residents looking to get involved in several careers including, politics, social advocacy, law, nonprofit...

AFRO Exclusive: Social Media Star B. Simone Dishes on Life and Her Tour Coming...

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] For those who haven’t stumbled across her rants, raps, skits and famous “B. Simone tone” on Instagram, her improvisational comedy on “Wild ‘N Out” or her music, B. Simone...

Flynn Sentencing Abruptly Postponed; Judge Expresses Disgust

By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge abruptly postponed the sentencing of President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, on Tuesday, saying he could not hide his...

15-Year-Old Killed in Southeast Shooting

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Six Black males have been murdered in the month of December- all under the age of 40.  Gerald Watson was only 15.  Gerald was a ninth grader at Anacostia...

Gordon Parks Exhibit Showcases Photographer’s Evolving Vision and Genius

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Gordon Parks has left an indelible mark on Black culture and the broader contemporary culture. Born in Kansas in 1912, the renowned photographer documentarian, filmmaker and author has created works...

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