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    D.C. Council Members Participate in Rally for ‘Justice for Janitors’ Day

    By WI Web Staff WASHINGTON INFORMER — Honoring the 29th anniversary of “Justice for Janitors Day,” D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and Councilmember Elissa Silverman readied to join hundreds of 32BJ SEIU janitors to march...

    Lidl Grocery Comes to Ward 7

    By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO It looks like Ward 7 will get a another grocery option as Mayor Muriel Bowser announced plans to bring Lidl Grocery to the Skyland Town Center. “Lidl is a...

    D.C. Native Brings Sweets to Chocolate City

    By Justin Johnson, AFRO Staff Writer Georgia Avenue just got a lot sweeter.  D.C. native Karin Sellers made her dreams a reality by bringing the Georgia Avenue corridor its first Black woman owned ice cream shop, Here’s...

    Officer Tased Innocent Black Man

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com In another case of, “racist, White cops,” on June 22 a Black man on D.C.’s metro was tased essentially because he looked like he was about to fight.  Yes,...

    15-Year-Old Killed in Rash of Holiday Homicides

    By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com The potential for greatness seemed immeasurable for 15-year-old honor student and basketball phenom Maurice Scott.  By all accounts he was as gifted in the classroom as he was talented...

    How 2 Communities in DC, One White One Black, Work Together

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, jwright@afro.com The District of Columbia has a history of racial division. Lately, that has been heightened by its growing affluent White population and a Black populace struggling to stay in...

    Made in DC Pop-Up Comes to Reagan Airport

    By WI Web Staff WASHINGTON INFORMER — Kristi Whitfield, director of the D.C. Department of Small and Local Business Development and Rahama Wright, the founder and CEO of Shea Yeleen Health and Beauty, celebrated the...

    Anniversary

    Dear Mom and Dad,   We are so very blessed to have you in our lives, Happy 69th Wedding Anniversary to Bob and Bernice Bowman March 31st, 2014   Love you always, Gloria, Barbara and Lynda

    S.E. Shooting Kills 1 Man, Injures 1 Woman

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com Seventy-six people have been killed in the District of Columbia in 2019, according to D.C. Witness.  This time last year there had been 72 homicides. Last week, D.C. Mayor Muriel...

    Child Killed, Suspect Arrested, Community Called to Action

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor Family, friends and community members are mourning and outraged at the murder of 11-year-old Karon Brown, who was involved in an allegedly targeted shooting in Southeast, D.C. Just before 7...

    Protesters Rally Against UMC Budget Cuts

    By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Protesters gathered across the street from the John A. Wilson building Tuesday to protest, what organizers consider, harsh cuts on the United Medical Center in Ward 8...

    Hari Jones, Noted Curator and Historian, Dies at 59

    By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO Hari Jones was the assistant director and curator of the African American Civil War Freedom Foundation and Museum in Washington, D.C., a writer, lecturer, historian, a motivational speaker, a...

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