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Grosso Introduces Abortion Protection Policy

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The District of Columbia City Council is working to protect the civil rights of its residents by defying President Donald J. Trump’s attack on reproductive rights. Council member David...

The Squad Takes CBC

Angela Rye interviewed “The Squad,” which includes Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for the NAACP Live Town Hall at the Congressional Black Caucus...

D.C. Statehood Week: Standing Up for 51

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] “51! 51! 51,” Washingtonians shouted at the kickoff for D.C. Statehood Week on Sept. 16.   Officials and residents alike are advocating for D.C. becoming the 51st state. “I was born without...

Bowser, Council Break Ground

By AFRO Staff Earlier this week, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ward 7 Councilmember Vincent Gray, and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) broke ground on two 100 percent affordable housing...

New School Year, New Facilities

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and her administration were busy throughout the city cutting ribbons and welcoming teachers and students to new facilities on the first day of...

Attorney General Calls for D.C. to Become 51st State 

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO                National grassroots coalition, 51 for 51 released a video last week starring District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine as a call to action to pass a law...

Mayor Pushes for Permanent Free Circulator

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] With the high cost of living, rising Metro prices and demand for reliable transportation in D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser is on a campaign to offer a permanent free option...

PRESS RELEASE: While the Federal Government Aims to Warehouse Children, Mayor Bowser Displays Model...

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2019 CONTACT: LaToya Foster (EOM) – (202) 727-5011; [email protected] Dora Taylor-Lowe (DHS) – (202) 374-9473; [email protected]   While the Federal Government Aims to Warehouse Children, Mayor Bowser Displays Model for Short-Term Family Housing (WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Mayor...

Bowser, Todd Push back Against Migrant Holding Facility

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 4 Council member Brandon Todd are on the political front line standing against President Donald J. Trump, whose assault on...

Straight Crankin’ Featured at Home

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment (OCTFME) recently had their original production and documentary, “Straight Crankin’ A Go-Go Documentary” selected for a second...

All 12 Federal Appropriations Committees Adopt Norton’s Minority Ad Spending Measure

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Beginning later this year when federal agencies submit proposed budgets to one or more of the 12 Appropriations Committees, those requests now must include a line item detailing what...

April Ryan to Moderate Presidential Candidates Forum

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), an organization at the forefront of the strategic planning in the fight for justice of Black people for over...

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