Affordable Housing Comp Plan Dominates DC Candidates Forum

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Because the problem of affordable housing and the District of Columbia's comprehensive plan around it continue to be major points of contention in most wards, the topic dominated the...

Metro Gets Special Funding from District

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, one of the oldest in the country, finally received “dedicated funding” after Mayor Bowser and Council Chairman Phil Mendelson signed the Dedicated...

HBCU Students and Leaders Lobby Capitol Hill for Support

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Hundreds of students, administrators and alumni from Black higher education institutions from around the country recently visited the U.S. Capitol to lobby lawmakers on behalf of their institutions to...

DC High School Puts City on Global Climate Stage

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Deanwood’s H.D. Woodson High School recently hosted D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s kickoff of #EarthWeekDC. The Northeast school is one of the largest on-site solar projects in the country. Solar panels...

March Vows to Fight Trump Tax Plan

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Tax Day was not a good day for the Trump government to collect taxes. While the IRS.gov site crashed due to record numbers of late filers, activists and politicians...

MPD Takes Community Policing to the Museum

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Flanked by the cadets of the Metro Police Department (MPD) Academy, Mayor Bowser announced a first-of-its-kind partnership between the University of the District of Columbia Community College (UDC-CC),...

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...

Terrence Sterling’s Killer Wants His Job Back

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Even with nationwide tension and protests in response to police officers shooting unarmed Black men, Brian Trainer, the White D.C. policeman who shot and killed Terrence Sterling in...

Uber Partners with D.C. on the Future of Urban Mobility

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi made his first trip to Washington, D.C. memorable. Clad in a pink dress shirt and pocket square, a seeming nod to DC’s popular Cherry...

D.C. Publicists Host Nation’s First Conference for Black Millennial Moms

By Christina Sturdivant-Sani, Special to the AFRO After hosting several events to promote #BlackMomMagic in Washington, D.C., Nikki Osei and Simona Noce are in the throes of organizing their largest affair to date. The Momference...

Duke Ellington H.S. Carries on Legacy of Peggy Cooper Cafritz

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Students, faculty and alumni at Duke Ellington School of the Arts performed a collection of show-stopping numbers April 7 in honor of deceased co-founder Peggy Cooper Cafritz. “Because You...

Bonds Hits Campaign Trail with Surprising Rhetoric

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] “The reason some Black men have problems getting a job is because of drugs being in their system when they’re getting tested,” D.C. Council member Anita Bonds said during...

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