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    All-Black Little League Baseball Team Makes D.C. History

    By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO It was more than three decades in the making, but it finally happened: The first Black baseball team won the D.C. Little League Championship. The team’s name is the...

    Ben’s Chili Bowl Celebrates 60 Years

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO It’s Ben’s Chili Bowl’s 60th birthday party and everyone’s invited. The historic eatery’s original location at 1213 U Street NW is celebrating six decades of life on August...

    Little Leaguers Make Big History

    The Mamie Johnson Little League Majors team is the first all Black D.C. Little League team to win the championship. The team, named after legendary Negro League pitcher Mamie “Peanut Johnson, made history on July...

    Lifelong DC Resident: Police Harassment ‘Definitely the Norm’

    By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) -DC filed a lawsuit last week against a D.C. police officer for inappropriately touching a Black man during a stop-and-frisk in Southwest, D.C....

    Former DCPS Teacher on Layoffs: ‘It’s Criminal’

    By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO When D.C. Public Schools fired third-grade teacher Jeff Canady in 2009, he couldn’t leave the District and look for a job elsewhere. Both his parents were sick and needed...

    ‘Chocolate City’ Is Older than You Think

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] George Derek Musgrove, an associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, was the guest speaker at the Ward 8 Democrats meeting on July 22 at...

    ACLU Sues D.C. Cop Over “Humiliating” Stop-And-Frisk

    By Lenore T. Adkins/Special to the AFRO The American Civil Liberties Union of D.C. on July 18 filed a lawsuit on behalf of a  39-year-old Black man who alleges a D.C. police officer grabbed his...

    D.C. Mayor Launches Summer Concert Series at Marvin Gaye Park

    By Lenore T. Adkins/Special to the AFRO True to its name, Marvin Gaye Park is playing host to a concert series this summer that has three dates lined up . The free series, presented by D.C....

    Fury Over Tip Repeal Talk

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] On June 19 District voters approved Initiative 77, which mandates workers earn a full minimum wage and tips by 2025, 55 percent to 45 percent. On July 10, D.C....

    Mural Honors Negro Leagues Pioneers

    By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO Just in time for the kickoff of All-Star Week (July 13-17), Major League Baseball unveiled a mural honoring the Negro Leagues, particularly trailblazing players Mamie “Peanut” Johnson and Josh...

    Police Misconduct Weighs on DC Residents

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] D.C. Council member Charles Allen recently held a public hearing on police misconduct in the District of Columbia, particularly Wards 7 and 8. He got an earful. Allen, a Democrat...

    Mayor Bowser and Police Face Criticism After 10-Year-Old Killed

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] On the evening of July 16, Donetta Wilson gave her 10-year-old daughter, Makiyah Wilson, money for the ice cream truck that had just pulled up in the buzzing Clay...

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