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D.C.’s NFL Team Succumbs To Pressure, Will Change Name

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com After 87 years, the National Football League (NFL) franchise in Washington, D.C. will change its name.  With sponsors threatening to end their relationships and a social movement against racism sweeping the nation, one of...

Stop the Violence: 11-Year-Old is Killed in Violent Weekend

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com In what is, generally, Muriel Bowser’s daily COVID-19 press briefing, the D.C.  Mayor took the time to address the violence in the District over the weekend that took the lives of three DMV residents, including...

Meet the Organizer

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Interviewed By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Mahadi Lawal is a socialist and activist with a background in international relations, who has been instrumental in organizing the Occupy H Street and Take Back Our Freedom movements in downtown, D.C. AFRO: Have you...

Letter To The Editor: RETIRE THE REDSKINS”

By Jake Pickering The Washington Redskins National Football League franchise is a disgrace!  In the year 2020, Washington team owner Daniel Snyder cannot possibly continue to rationalize keeping his ridiculously racist team name in the face of widespread, righteous public...

D.C. Launches Paid Family Leave Program

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com During some of the most critical moments in their lives, D.C. residents won’t have to worry about sacrificing a paycheck in order to take care of themselves and family, as the District launched its Paid...

AFRO EXCLUSIVE: New Carrollton Elects First Black Woman Mayor

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer mgray@afro.com For more than 20 years, as a resident of New Carrollton, Maryland, Phelecia Nembhard has been committed to her city.  Nembhard began as a humble grassroots organizer helping feed the hungry people of the...

As City Reopens Officials Push Safety

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Summer is officially here, the Fourth of July weekend is underway and stores shelves are filled with decorations and foods for people to have events and cookouts.   However, the COVID-19 pandemic continues and local...

Meet the Black Farmer

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Interviewed By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Michael Carter Jr., is the Small Farm Resource Center coordinator for Virginia State University and executive director of Carter Farms. AFRO: Tell us about Virginia State University’s Farm Outreach Program and Carter Farms.  MC: VSU...

Congress Votes on D.C. Statehood

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com The District is one step closer to becoming the 51st state. On June 26, the House of Representatives voted to pass l H-R 51, also known as the D.C. Statehood Bill. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.),...

Thousands Seek to Remove Lincoln Park Emancipation Memorial

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com The day before Juneteenth (June 19), which celebrates when the final slaves in Galveston, Texas learned of their freedom in 1865, At-large Council candidate Marcus Goodwin launched a campaign that is separate from his political...

D.C. Enters Phase Two

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Despite the continued spread of COVID-19, the nation’s capital entered its second phase of reopening on June 22, meaning that non-essential businesses and restaurants are open for indoor shopping and dining at 50 percent of...

DC Protesters Pull Down, Burn Statue of Confederate General

By ASHRAF KHALIL and ASHLEY THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters toppled the only statue of a Confederate general in the nation's capital and set it on fire on Juneteenth, the day marking the end of slavery in the...

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