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DC Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Businesses

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2018 Small Business and Economic Development Summit highlighting the contributions small businesses make to D.C.’s booming economy. As part of...

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...

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...

Need a Job in Ward 5? Find the WOW Truck.

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO MidCity Financial Community Affairs Director Dr. Robert Johns says he is committed to bringing services to D.C.’s NE Ward 5 neighborhood.  By partnering with the District of Columbia...

Marvin Gaye Recreation Center Opens May 5 in D.C.

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation will launch its first-ever Marvin Gaye Day on May 5 by opening the new recreation center that bears the...

DC Council Limits School Suspensions

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When last year’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) released data revealing Black students are eight times more likely to be suspended than their White counterparts,...

Racine is Running Hard, Even with No Opponent

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Karl Racine is running for re-election as the District of Columbia's attorney general but faces no opponent in the Democratic Party primary or even in the Republican, DC...

Despite Calls for Unity, Trayon White Anti-Semitic Controversy Continues

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Last week the AFRO reported about harsh emails from D.C. Council member Elissa Silverman to Joshua Lopez, a former advisory neighborhood commissioner and commissioner on the D.C. Housing Authority, because...

Reid Scores Big Endorsement in Ward 1 Race

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Sheika Reid, a candidate for the Ward 1 D.C. Council seat, recently got a huge endorsement. Reid received the nod of approval from the American Federation of State, Council and...

Northeast Social Security Office Temporarily Closes

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Citing unexpected repairs, officials have closed the Postal Plaza Social Security office in Northeast D.C. until further notice, the Social Security Administration announced April 30. People with existing...

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...

Washington, D.C. Primary Election Correction

District of Columbia Council, Ward 1 Last week we included African American candidates running in Washington, D.C. and neglected to include Lori Parker, a candidate to represent Ward 1 on the District’s Council. We regret...
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