By AFRO Staff Access to resources was a key focus on Aug. 31 as organizations and agencies across the country worked to promote International Overdose Awareness Day. In the nation’s capital, Mayor Muriel Bowser stressed the importance of access to care, education and harm reduction tools to curb opioid overdoses in the District. “We want
By Tcherika Petit, Special to the AFRO Derrick and Ramunda Young opened the first book shop east of the Anacostia River since Pyramid Books closed in the 1990s. The shop, affectionately known as MahoganyBooks is named after their daughter and is targeted at empowering the Black community in Ward 8. “Our goal was to make
By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, email@example.com Megan Sayles is a Report for America Corps member. Capital Growth Partners, a business advisory firm, assembled broadband providers, information technology (IT) professionals, digital divide consultants and leaders from the National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) to discuss opportunities in President Biden’s Internet for All initiative. In 2021 Congress
Now and Later and La La Anthony team up to spotlight self-care companies for national Black business month
By BlackPressUSA In continued support of go-getters and changemakers in the Black community, the candy brand Now and Later is launching the “Pause Now, Hustle Later” initiative. The program is a partnership with media personality, entrepreneur and candy lover La La Anthony. The business is spotlighting five emerging Black-owned businesses in the self-care space and
By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org The Baltimore Business Journal hosted the CEO of the Year and Power 10 awards at the Center Club in Downtown Baltimore on Sept. 7. Sandy Hillman, known for transforming Baltimore’s tourism industry during the 1970s, was celebrated as CEO of the Year alongside 10 other local business leaders.
By Ashleigh Fields, AFRO Assistant Editor, email@example.com As the Halloween holiday approaches, D.C. native George Curtis is stepping out of his shell into a shocking and suspenseful season as he vies to become the next “Face of Horror.” The multifaceted creative has passionately blazed a trail for himself as an accomplished actor and film aficionado.
By Tcherika Petit-Frere, Special to the AFRO Connect to Culture is partnering with the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation and DC Greens to host the event, Each One, Teach One on Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Well at Oxon Run. Each One, Teach One is an event that combines
By J Pamela Stills, Special to the AFRO Not more than three months after its last march in June that took place in Brooklyn, New York, The Dad Gang was marching again; this time in the District. Dads from across the Washington, D.C. metro converged at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial to celebrate fatherhood.
By Helen Bezuneh, Special to the AFRO Since the pandemic, schools across the nation have suffered from increasing rates of teacher shortages. While a similar situation still holds true for schools in the Washington, D.C. area, this trend is nothing new to the region. The issue has plagued D.C. for a considerable amount of time
Tru Mantra’s latest track, “1-2-3,” boldly addresses the pervasive trend of maintaining false appearances in today’s society. Whether it’s succumbing to peer pressure or yielding to the pressures of social media, the consequences of fixating on external, material aspects at the expense of deeper values can be profound. In their signature style, Tru Mantra implores