D.C. Community

    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,...

    Free Rides Offered on DC Circulator In Honor of #FairshotFebruary

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer District of Columbia residents have more than Black History Month to celebrate in February as Mayor Muriel Bowser announced free rides on the D.C. Circulator, part of the city’s...

    Robust Conversations Sparked Across Generation Lines at Howard Gun Symposium

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It maybe wasn’t the sort of place you’d expect heated debate. But during “Triggered: The Power of Guns, Law & Politics” the third annual C. Clyde Ferguson Jr. Symposium...

    Mother and Daughter Duo Hope to Move Through Dance

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It is pretty much general consensus that the federal shutdown was a bad idea for everyone, but it did spark the creativity and ingenuity of many people trying to...

    National Collegiate Prep Has Charter Revoked During Special Meeting

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The District of Columbia Public Charter School Board (DCPCSB) voted Tuesday for charter revocation of National Collegiate Preparatory Public High School with a one year wind down period. The school...

    Bowser’s Veto of Fare Evasion Decriminalization Brings Wrath of Council Members and Advocates

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day more than 46 organizations publicly admonished Mayor Bowser’s veto of the {Fare Evasion Decriminalization Bill}, joining Council member Robert C. White, Jr. who...

    Black Furloughed Workers Share Grievances at DMV Town Hall

    By Micha Green AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor [email protected] The government shutdown has been going on over a month and furloughed workers are hurting. “It hurts physically and it hurts mentally,” said Tyra McClelland a member...

    Bowser Vetoes Decriminalization of Metro Fare Evasion

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] In a rare move, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser vetoed the D.C. Council’s decision to decriminalize metro fare evasion. Her second time issuing a veto, the mayor decided...

    DC Turns Up for Mayor Bowser’s Inaugural Celebration

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Residents of D.C.and DMV appreciators, pulled out their tuxes, heels and evening gowns last Saturday night in celebration of Mayor Muriel Bowser's Inauguration. Bowser, who was elected for a second...

    The D.C. HIV/STI Crisis Continues for Marginalized Demos

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Here is the science. The CDC confirmed the study and world view from HIV advocates and professionals that “people with HIV who take HIV medicine as prescribed and get and...
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