Author Archives: Avis Thomas-Lester

  • Whites Favor Muriel Bowser as D.C. Primary Approaches

    The recent allegations that Mayor Vincent C. Gray may have known about an illegal shadow campaign run on his behalf in 2010 has given Council member Muriel Bowser a surge among White voters in her quest to become the city’s top executive. According to results of a Washington ...

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  • Mayor Vincent Gray: I Didn’t Break the Law

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray took the defensive during his State of the District address March 11, asking his constituents to believe in his innocence just one day after allegations were fired at him by a major fundraiser in his 2010 bid for mayor. From the start, an obviously irritated Gray ...

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  • The Week Before Christmas at the AFRO

    ‘Twas a week before Christmas and all around the AFRO, All the editors were scurrying to get the paper ready to go. The stories had been edited and sent to Production with care, With hopes that fresh printed copies soon would be there. The reporters were working their next stories with ...

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  • Bible Man Gone to His Reward

    They called him Bible Man and he was a regular fixture on Pennsylvania Avenue in Forestville, pacing up and down, the Good Book in hand, a wave for everyone and a word for anyone who took time to listen. According to police, Bible Man was really Eugene Crawford Anderson and he was 52 years old ...

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  • The AFRO Celebrates Our Military Men and Women in Uniform

    These days, Edgar A. Brookins, Jr., serves as the general manager of the AFRO’s D.C. office, helping to ensure news coverage of everything from community events to breaking news. But once, he traveled the world as a career military officer. Since May, Elaine Frye Fuller has worked in the ...

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  • President Appoints Two Blacks to High Federal Positions

    President Barack Obama has selected Jeh C. Johnson, who supervised 10,000 civilian and military lawyers at the Department of Defense, as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. He also recently named Judge Patricia E. Campbell-Smith of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to serve as the ...

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