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


Mahomes & Hurts Don’t Cancel Out the NFL’s Sordid Treatment of Black Quarterbacks & Marlin Briscoe the FIRST Black QB in Pro Football

Mahomes – Hurts (Getty) *There is a good reason for the euphoria legions of Blacks to feel and express about the historic first of two African American quarterbacks, Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts facing off in the Super Bowl. It’s been a long, agonizing, painful road for them and the NFL to get to that historic


Ewwww! Ray J Was Pooped on During Sex – NBAer Cam Thomas Fined $40K for Saying ‘No Homo’ On Live TV + Baddies Go At it | WATCH

Spencer Dinwiddie & Cam Thomas – IG screenshot *Welcome to today’s Social Heat which is – needless to say – super hot! Brooklyn Nets guard Cam Thomas has got to give up a whopping $40,000 after being fined for using “derogatory and disparaging language during a live television interview,” the NBA announced Friday. Thomas was


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