TD Charitable Foundation opens applications for annual ‘Housing for Everyone’ grant competition

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Applications for the TD Charitable Foundation Housing for Everyone grant competition close on Feb. 14.  This year’s theme for the program is the preservation of affordable rental housing, with a focus on supporting nonprofit organizations that provide rental assistance, renovate affordable housing projects and address long-term resident sustainability. 


ASALH celebrates Black resistance with Black History Month Festival, month long calendar of special events

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) returned this February with its Black History Month Festival.  This year’s theme is “Black Resistance,” and the organization has a month-long line up of events celebrating Black changemakers, civil rights leaders, the African diaspora, Black press


Updates that may affect your tax season

By Donald Williams, Special to the AFRO It is officially tax season, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which declared that this year’s tax season started on Monday, Jan. 23. It’s that special time of year when people collect their documents to either rush over to their tax preparer or enter in themselves so


Upcoming meetings and events in the D.C. area

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, D.C. Council Committee – human resources and employee performance oversight hearings  On Feb. 15 at 9:30 a.m. the D.C. Council’s Committee on Executive Administration and Labor will hold a performance oversight hearing.  The Department of Human Resources, Office of Employee Appeals, Public Employees Relations Board, Office of Labor


Who is Fagan Harris?

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Fagan Harris,  a social entrepreneur with roots in Baltimore and Bowie, and a past that includes a term in Oxford, England as a Rhodes Scholar, says he has always been eager to serve people. “I love helping and engaging with people, and I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit,”

Op-ed: The 1619 Project centers us and our story

by Aswad Walker Attempts to block, discredit, distort, colonize and criminalize Black (African, Pan-African) history have been going on since the early 1470s. That’s roughly 550 years worth of eurocentric whitewashing; or as folk in the halls of academia call it, “epistemic violence.” Epistemic violence is not physical violence, like busting somebody upside the head.