Category : Washington DC

Northeast / Washington DC - 2 weeks ago

2020 Howard Grad Earns Ph.D. at Age 73

By NNPA Newswire On April 26, Florence Nwando Onwusi Didigu, 73, defended her dissertation to earn her doctoral degree in communication, culture and media studies. Her dissertation and future book titled, “Igbo Collective Memory of the Nigeria – Biaf...

Northeast / Washington DC - 2 weeks ago

COMMENTARY: Old, Sick and Incarcerated

There were 4623 incarcerated people over 65 in federal prisons during the first week of May. Until May 12, Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s one-time campaign manager, was one of them. The 71-year-old petitioned the court for release to home confinement bec...

Northeast / Washington DC - 3 weeks ago

Meet the Farmer

Interviewed By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Herbert A. Brown, Sr. is the owner and operator of Browntown Farm, 255 Browntown Road, in Warfield, Virginia.   AFRO: What is your exact title, what are your responsibilities and duties and...

Northeast / Washington DC - 3 weeks ago

Op-Ed: COVID-19 Shows Impact of Racism

By Robert Gilbert Jr. Rev. George C. Gilbert, Jr. is the Assistant to the Pastor and Director of the Music Ministry at Holy Trinity United Baptist Church in Northeast, D.C. and a member of the Social Justice Commission part of the Progressive Nationa...

Northeast / Washington DC - 3 weeks ago

Commentary: The Cost of Civic Sharecropping

“Be the change you want to see.”  – Anonymous Persons  By Nneka Nnamdi The above sentiment suggests Baltimore residents must become active in making their own neighborhoods better. This is a story of what it actually looks like when residents a...

Northeast / Washington DC - 3 weeks ago

Mayor’s Race Heats Up in Final Stretch

By Sean Yoes AFRO Baltimore Editor syoes@afro.com During a mayoral debate broadcast live on Facebook, May 11, six mayoral candidates, former Mayor Sheila Dixon, former Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith, former Obama administration official Mary M...