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Councilman Evans Announces Resignation

By Micha Green AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor [email protected] The road to resignation for Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans (D) began in 2019 after he was tied to allegations of ethical misconduct and abuse of power; however...

Bowser Uses Holidays to Advocate for Statehood

By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] Throughout her years in leadership, particularly in 2019, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has pushed for the nation’s capital to become the 51st state in the union. “I was born without...

Todd Recognizes DC Kid’s Makerspace with Ribbon Cutting

By Camille Davis Special to the AFRO The grand opening and ribbon cutting of the District’s fun, STEAM-focused education, the Party Time STEAMing Engineers DC Kids Makerspace was on Dec. 23. Located in Ward 4 at...

Go-Go Will Be Official Music of D.C., But Not Yet

By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] Go-Go, D.C.’s music that mixes heavy percussion, and influences of Funk, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Rap, is set to become the official music of the nation’s capital.  While the District is celebrating...

Mayor Declares Go-Go Awareness Week

By Micha Green AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor [email protected] While D.C. has always had a special place in its heart for Go-Go, as the homegrown sound, 2019 has most definitely been a year for Go-Go and its resurgence...

Honoring the District’s Creative Community

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] On Wednesday, Nov. 6, Union Market’s Dock 5, in Northeast, turned into a watering hole for Washington, D.C.’s artistic, creative, entrepreneurial and political communities to come together, celebrate and...

Community Leaders Push to Make Go-Go the Official Music of D.C.

By Briana Thomas, Special to the AFRO The D.C. Council held a hearing on Oct. 30 to designate Go-Go as the official music genre of the District.  The public hearing brought together nearly 50 musicians, D.C. residents,...

AFRO Exclusive: Dave Chappelle at Duke Ellington

By Neruda Williams, Special to the AFRO DMV native, celebrated comedian, and now the newly minted Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor awardee gave back in a big way on Monday, Oct. 28, when he...

Scholars Receive Funds in Norton’s Name

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Before Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) gave D.C.’s vote-less voice amplified sound, she taught law courses full time at Georgetown University.  From her history in teaching, the 2nd Annual...

New Bills Support Small Businesses

By Briana Thomas, Special to the AFRO On Sept. 17, Council member Charles Allen of Ward 6 introduced legislations that could help support small business owners manage the cost of owning and operating a business in...

New Bills Removing Barriers for Returning Citizens

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO Council member Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) introduced a bill last month that will make it easier for returning citizens to obtain an occupational license in their trade of interest. The...

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...

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