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What Summer Vacation? D.C. Council Members Plan to Work During Recess

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The District of Columbia Council started its annual summer recess on July 15 but that doesn't mean legislators will be taking a long vacation from their jobs. "I am planning on...

News from Mayor Muriel Bowser: Back to School, Round 1!

August 4, 2016 | Volume 2, Issue 29 Letter from the Mayor DCPS Chancellor Search: We Need Your Input Help Prepare All Students for the First Day of School DCPS Students Are Career-Ready! Thank You, Interns Join DC's Office of...

Allen Wants to Represent All of D.C. on the Council

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The already crowded race for the D.C. Council at-large independent seat has added another candidate and this one promises to be potent. Former District of Columbia Banking Commissioner S. Kathryn...

Rep. Waters Re-Elected Ranking Member of House Financial Services Committee

For Immediate Release [email protected] December 2, 2016 (202) 225-4247 http://democrats.financialservices.house.gov/images/web.jpg http://democrats.financialservices.house.gov/images/youtube_32x32.png http://democrats.financialservices.house.gov/images/tw_c.png Rep. Waters Re-Elected Ranking Member of House Financial Services Committee WASHINGTON -- Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) was re-elected unanimously by the Democratic Caucus to serve as Ranking...

News from Mayor Muriel Bowser

John A. Wilson Building 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004 Phone: (202) 727-2643 Email: [email protected] Chief of Staff: John Falcicchio City Administrator: Rashad Young Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel: Mark Tuohey Senior Advisor: Beverly Perry Director of Mayor's Office of Community Affairs: Charon Hines Director...

Norton, Bowser and Youth Demand DC’s Right to Gun Control

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser led a first-of-its-kind panel of District political powerhouses in a conversation about the impact of the Federal Government’s...

New DC Council Emergency Law Allows Chronically Absent Students to Graduate

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] District policy currently states that students who have 30 absences in a class should fail the course, yet on June 5 the D.C. Council voted 12-1 on an emergency...

News from Mayor Muriel Bowser

John A. Wilson Building 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004 Phone: (202) 727-2643 Email: [email protected] Chief of Staff: John Falcicchio City Administrator: Rashad Young Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel: Mark Tuohey Senior Advisor: Beverly Perry Director of Mayor's Office of Community Affairs: Charon Hines Director...

Black Candidates Are Missing in Ward 6 D.C. Council Race

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] One of the District of Columbia's most active political and cultural wards has a Black population over one-third and yet there are no Black candidates for that council seat this...

DC Mayor Bowser, Councilman McDuffie, HUD to Celebrate Ward 5 Affordable Community this Wed....

CPDC, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Federal and District Housing Leaders to Kickoff Revitalization of Long-standing Edgewood-Brookland Affordable Housing Community SILVER SPRING, MD (June 17, 2015) – Leading Mid-Atlantic not-for-profit developer Community Preservation and Development Corporation (CPDC) today...

Mayor Awards D.C. Businesses $2.6 Million

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser capped off DC Small Business Week by awarding grants to 53 businesses based and operating in the District. The $2,648,057.53 in grant funding was...

White Addresses Ward 7 Concerns

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] D.C. Council member Robert White was the keynote speaker at the Marshall Heights Community Development Organization's "First Fridays" meeting May 4 at the organization's headquarters in Northeast. White...

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