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Mayor Calls On Congress, Community

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] This time last year 66 people had been killed in the District of Columbia, D.C. Witness reported. In 2019 there have been 71 homicides in the nation’s capital, and...

Community Called to Action

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Mayor Muriel Bowser held a press conference urging people who know any information about the murder of Maurice Scott, a 15-year-old high school student, to contact the Metropolitan...

District Launches Bus Lane Pilot

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a bus lane pilot program that would provide “bus only” lanes on two of the District’s busiest streets, in order to improve transit...

First Hearing on Statehood in 26 years

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO For many, the idea of D.C. achieving statehood is a fever dream, fantasy or long worn battle, depending on where you stand, but for one person, it’s a...

“D.C. Lobby Day #Moechella For the People,”

By AFRO Staff Rally organizers and volunteers at the “D.C. Lobby Day #Moechella For the People,” GoGo on Memorial Day in Freedom Plaza, Northwest, D.C.

D.C. Council Approves $15.5 Billion Budget

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO On Tuesday the D.C. Council unanimously approved a budget for $15.5 billion, during their second of two votes held at the John. A. Wilson building. It was a...

Bowser Signs Order for 36,000 Housing Units

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser pushed forward with plans to solidify housing in the nation’s capital by signing a mayor’s order that guides District agencies to pinpoint...

New CAH Director Claps Back

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] What About Wards 4, 7 and 8? In the wake of the #DontMute movement happening in the District, which fights against the silencing of D.C. culture such as GoGo music,...

Kojo Nnamdi Celebrates 20 Years

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO He has been the voice of our city, interviewing more politicians and public figures than we can count, all with the goal of understanding the big issues of...

Norton Introduces D.C. Courts Home Rule Act

By AFRO Staff WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today she has introduced the District of Columbia Courts Home Rule Act, which would give the Council of the District of Columbia authority...

Norton Introduces Bill to Ban E-Cigarette Smoking on Amtrak

By AFRO Staff Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today she has introduced the Banning Smoking on Amtrak Act of 2019, which would codify Amtrak’s internal policy prohibiting smoking, including electronic cigarettes, on its trains.  The...

Mothering Justice Hosts Women Legislators

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It was a meeting of the minds as Mothering Justice held a discussion panel with some of the countries top leaders to discuss issues that dramatically impact women, mothers...

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