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DCYD New Executive Committee Calls for Northam’s Resignation

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] After celebrating the new Executive Committee for D.C. Young Democrats (DCYD) Thursday evening, on Friday the fresh team woke up to controversy surrounding Governor Ralph Northam’s (D-VA) racist yearbook...

D.C. Council Works to Curb Growing Gun Violence in District

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The D.C. Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety held a roundtable last week to check in on two efforts to curb the growing gun violence in the...

Workers and Legislators Unite to Help Low-Wage Contract Employees

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer A little over a month ago Faye Smith found herself in the Senate Office Building protesting and searching for Senator Mitch McConnell in order to impress upon him how...

New Chancellor Meets and Greets the Community

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer A line of students from Anne Beers Elementary, 3600 Alabama Ave SE, walked through their school’s front entrance and were greeted by a new face. A tall distinguished man,...

Free Rides Offered on DC Circulator In Honor of #FairshotFebruary

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer District of Columbia residents have more than Black History Month to celebrate in February as Mayor Muriel Bowser announced free rides on the D.C. Circulator, part of the city’s...

D.C. Young Democrats to Hold Vote

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgre[email protected] Young Washingtonians are working to get their community civically engaged and are holding an election on Jan. 31 to make sure their peers’ voices are heard. From 6-8 p.m. on...

D.C. Council Overrides Bowser’s Veto of Fare Evasion Decriminalization

Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When Mayor Muriel Bowser used her power for a rare veto of a bill that would decriminalize metro fare evasion, much of the D.C. Council and local advocacy organizations spoke...

Bowser Pushed for Emergency Legislation for Unemployment Benefits and SNAP

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer As the country enters its second month of a financially crippling federal government shutdown, on Tuesday Mayor Muriel Bowser announced plans for legislation that would offer some relief to...

Bowser’s Veto of Fare Evasion Decriminalization Brings Wrath of Council Members and Advocates

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day more than 46 organizations publicly admonished Mayor Bowser’s veto of the {Fare Evasion Decriminalization Bill}, joining Council member Robert C. White, Jr. who...

Black Furloughed Workers Share Grievances at DMV Town Hall

By Micha Green AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor [email protected] The government shutdown has been going on over a month and furloughed workers are hurting. “It hurts physically and it hurts mentally,” said Tyra McClelland a member...

What to Do During the Government Shutdown

By George Kevin Jordan AFRO, Staff Writer The devastation of the 24 day old (at this reporting) government shutdown is growing and resources are dwindling for many D.C. residents. Fortune reported that the shutdown is costing...

Grosso Pushes Marijuana Legislation with Democratic House in Session

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer District of Columbia Council Member David Grosso pushed a revised version of his Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Act, a bill that could surge through with a Democratic House of...

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