DC Turns Up for Mayor Bowser’s Inaugural Celebration

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Residents of D.C.and DMV appreciators, pulled out their tuxes, heels and evening gowns last Saturday night in celebration of Mayor Muriel Bowser's Inauguration. Bowser, who was elected for a second...

Mayor Bowser Surprises Third Grade Teacher with Teacher of the Year Award

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Caption: District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, State Superintendent of Education Hanseul Kang, Interim DCPS Chancellor Amanda Alexander and Acting Deputy Mayor for Education Paul Kihn surprised third grade...

Mayor Bowser Has a Full Week Planned for the District Residents

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Its 2019. A new year is here, and Mayor Muriel Bowser and the city are ready with a slew of events and a strong vision for the next...

New Affordable Housing Units Coming to Southeast

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] On Nov. 27, District of Columbia leaders broke ground on the Residences at St. Elizabeths East, providing high-quality affordable housing units to the Congress Heights neighborhood in Ward 8. For...

Bowser Names Indianapolis Superintendent as DCPS Chancellor, Council Will Not Confirm Pick Until New...

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] After nine months of Dr. Amanda Alexander serving as the Interim Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Indianapolis Superintendent Dr. Lewis D....

Bowser First Woman Mayor to Be Sworn in to Second Term

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It was a spirited morning as Mayor Muriel Bowser, and several members of the D.C. Council were sworn in as part of several #DCProud2019 events last week. “Today I follow...

Barry’s Legacy Remembered

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] For the fourth consecutive year the legacy of former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion S. Barry was honored by those trying to follow in the footsteps of the man who...

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...

District Wide Policy on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer January marks the 15th annual National Stalking Awareness Month, but D.C.has been ahead of the pack with a District wide policy on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking released...

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...

Bowser a No Show but Gets Ward 8 Dems Nod Anyway

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser didn't attend the May 19 Ward 8 Democrats meeting but it appears she didn't have to. She overwhelmingly got the organization's endorsement in the...

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...

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