MLB Off-Field Activities a Hit with DC

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] It would appear that Major League Baseball scored a home-run with District of Columbia residents and visitors during All-Star Fanfest, one of the many activities part of All-Star Week...

Synthetic Marijuana K2 Likely Cause of Widespread DC Sickness

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Synthetic marijuana, also known as K2, might allow someone to pass a urine test, but Washington, D.C. is asking is that worth risking death? With four District residents dead after...

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...

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...

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...

Why Are Some Top Democrats Supporting Hogan Over Jealous?

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO Despite an unpopular President and being in a state with a majority of Democratic voters, political veterans say Ben Jealous is facing an uphill battle in his bid...

Damonte Dodd, Former UMD Basketball Player, Yields Passport Following Rape Allegations

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Damonte Dodd, former University of Maryland (UMD) basketball player, had to surrender his passport but is free on his own recognizance after a bail hearing on July 12, following...

Metro’s Biggest Union Voted to Strike. Will They?

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Metro workers are fed up, and on July 15 many frontline workers from its largest union voted to allow its leadership to call for a strike-- a form of...

Review Highlights Metro Police Missteps During Inaugural Protests

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO The Police Foundation recently released an independent review of the Metropolitan Police Department’s interactions with demonstrators during the 2017 Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump that highlights several MPD...

What Does It Take to Start a Business in Ward 7?

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Entrepreneurs who operate their businesses in the District of Columbia's Eastern End often complain about getting capital to fund their businesses. However, a lending expert with the Washington Area...

DC Girls Joined Street Child World Cup in Moscow

By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO Caption: Children playing at Tubman Elementary Soccer Field, a soccer camp site. Nine DC SCORES alumni were honored with a D.C. Council proclamation for their participation in the Street Child...

D.C. Committee on Education Names New Director

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Akeem Anderson, a former D.C. Public Schools employee, has been appointed as the new director of the D.C. City Council’s Committee on Education, Chairman David Grosso (I-At Large)...

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