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    MPD Employees and Partners Honored at 19th Annual Awards Ceremony

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It takes a lot of courage to serve your community. It takes even more courage to serve your community as a member of law enforcement. It can be a...

    National League of Cities Pushes for Federal Government to Invest in Infrastructure

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Mayor Muriel Bowser and over 2000 municipal leaders met this week during the National League of Cities (NLC) Congressional City Conference held this week in Washington. Bowser, who is...

    Students Bring Historic Performances from Southeast to the Kennedy Center

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Children from the Department of Recreation’s Southeast Tennis and Learning Center (SETLC) are entertaining and educating audiences from ‘East of the River’ to the Kennedy Center with their 13th...

    D.C. to Selma: A Pilgrimage for the People

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] On March 7, 1965 one of the most violent days of the Civil Rights Movement occurred as peaceful marchers were brutally attacked and beaten by state troopers and men...

    District Celebrates Women of Excellence

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser kicked off the city’s celebration of Women’s History Month by honoring an elite group of distinguished ladies who’ve made a significant impact on...

    D.C. Activists Join to Protest Local and Federal Officials During Anti-President’s Day Rally

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer A collective of D.C. organizations and activists took to the streets during the President’s Day holiday to protest the Mayor’s $500 million in funding for police, as well as...

    One Fair Wage Battle Continues to Broaden Across Federal Lines

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Last week the fight for fair wages once again made it to the Hill as legislators and advocates pushed for two pieces of legislation during congressional briefings on the...

    READY Center Pools Resources for Returning Citizens in Order to Lower Recidivism Rates

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The READY Center, 1901 E Street S.E., the new facility created to help returning citizens receive access to a multitude of services, is a quiet nondescript building just behind...

    Free Black Futures

    Black D.C. advocacy organizations such as Black Lives Matter D.C. and Black Youth Project 100 D.C. organized an antiPresidents Day rally to protest local and federal officials in Washington, D.C.

    DC’s Many Prankster Activists Turn Anger Into Street Theater

    By ASHRAF KHALIL , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In the nation's capital, it can be hard for protesters to stand out. A group of 50 people — or even 500 — holding signs and...

    Walker’s Legacy Foundation Launches Initiative for Moms

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Walker’s Legacy Foundation announced a new business initiative to provide moms in the District with entrepreneurial skills, resources and networks to help them grow their businesses. During a press conference...

    New Chancellor Meets and Greets the Community

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer A line of students from Anne Beers Elementary, 3600 Alabama Ave SE, walked through their school’s front entrance and were greeted by a new face. A tall distinguished man,...

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