Community leaders, elected officials seek answers and solutions in wake of mass shootings

By DaQuan Lawrence, AFRO International Writer, and Aria Brent, AFRO Staff Writer, Community leaders and elected officials alike are seeking to help neighborhood residents recover mentally and emotionally in the wake of recent mass shootings. Though mass shootings since July 1 have occurred across the country from California to New York and Massachusetts


AFRO Spotlight on Black excellence: meet first-time restaurateur Deirdre Holliday-White, owner of D.C.’s Flavor Garden

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Deirdre Holliday-White was inspired to open her first restaurant, the Flavor Garden, in Washington, D.C., out of personal tribulations.  She initially started a career in hotel and restaurant management, but after graduating from culinary school at Stratford University’s Tysons Corner campus, the D.C. native discovered her mother was


Premier Black-owned restaurants to visit in the Washington, D.C. area during Black Restaurant Week

By DaQuan Lawrence, AFRO International Writer, The greater Washington, D.C. region is known for an abundance of quality restaurants that offer customers a variety of food options and experiences. The following list includes some of the top Black restaurants in the DMV.  In addition to having a historically significant Black population that has contributed