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    ‘All Hands-On Deck’ Effort for Maternal, Infant Health

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser sounded the alarm on maternal mortality rates September 13 at her inaugural Maternal & Infant Health Summit that attracted more than 800...

    Race Becomes Issue in Tipped Workers Fight

    By Akira Kyles, Special to the AFRO Many advocates and opponents of Initiative 77 showed up at the Wilson Building September 17 to witness the D.C. Council hold a hearing on Bill 22-913, the “Tipped Workers...

    DC: Residents: Are You “DMV Certified?”

    By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO A Glenarden man is looking to preserve the D.C culture in the midst of the gentrification boom that has taken the city by storm with a webshow titled,...

    Ward 8 Faith Leaders Reach out to Homeless

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Faith leaders pastoring in Ward 8 participated in an outreach event to help the homeless and possibly bring new members to their congregations. The Ward 8 Faith Partners Breakfast Fellowship...

    DC Program Matches Residents with Jobs

    By Brelaun Douglas, Special to the AFRO Earlier this summer, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a plan to connect D.C. residents in communities disproportionately impacted by unemployment and violence with work experience and training through the 1,000...

    D.C. Summit to Focus on Maternal, Infant Health

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has invited mayors and leaders from all over the country to descend on the District for her inaugural mayoral Maternal and Infant Health Summit,...

    Dockless Bike Company Launches Donation Program for D.C. Nonprofit

    By Christina Sturdivant Sani Smart mobility company Lime has launched a program called LimeHero that lets people who ride their dockless bikes and scooters make a donation to a non-profit that assists residents east of...

    Workers Co-Op Comes to Ward 8

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] An organization dedicated to the empowerment of people of low and working income levels has re-located its headquarters to Ward 8. Cooperation DC, a project of ONE DC Black Workers...

    Solar Program Sparks Residents Job Prospects

    By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO In a week the District of Columbia will add a new cohort of Solar Installers to the growing number of residents entering an in demand industry. Solar Works...

    Sen. Cruz Incurs Wrath of D.C. Residents on Obamacare

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz inserted an amendment in the District of Columbia's appropriation bill that has many District residents and leaders angry. Cruz, a Texas Republican, wants to...

    All-Black Little League Baseball Team Makes D.C. History

    By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO It was more than three decades in the making, but it finally happened: The first Black baseball team won the D.C. Little League Championship. The team’s name is the...

    Ben’s Chili Bowl Celebrates 60 Years

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO It’s Ben’s Chili Bowl’s 60th birthday party and everyone’s invited. The historic eatery’s original location at 1213 U Street NW is celebrating six decades of life on August...

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