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Stop the Violence: 11-Year-Old is Killed in Violent Weekend

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com In what is, generally, Muriel Bowser’s daily COVID-19 press briefing, the D.C.  Mayor took the time to address the violence in the District over the weekend that took the lives of three DMV residents, including...

D.C. Launches Paid Family Leave Program

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com During some of the most critical moments in their lives, D.C. residents won’t have to worry about sacrificing a paycheck in order to take care of themselves and family, as the District launched its Paid...

As City Reopens Officials Push Safety

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Summer is officially here, the Fourth of July weekend is underway and stores shelves are filled with decorations and foods for people to have events and cookouts.   However, the COVID-19 pandemic continues and local...

Congress Votes on D.C. Statehood

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com The District is one step closer to becoming the 51st state. On June 26, the House of Representatives voted to pass l H-R 51, also known as the D.C. Statehood Bill. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.),...

D.C. Enters Phase Two

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Despite the continued spread of COVID-19, the nation’s capital entered its second phase of reopening on June 22, meaning that non-essential businesses and restaurants are open for indoor shopping and dining at 50 percent of...

Congressional Leaders To Vote for D.C. Statehood

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com June 26 will be a historic day in Congressional and District of Columbia record, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D- California) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D- Maryland) announced that is the day when the...

Juneteenth: Celebrating and Still Fighting

Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com The celebration of Juneteenth comes during a revolutionary time in America, where hundreds of thousands protestors are emphasizing the importance of Black Lives and fighting for equity and true freedom.  While the Emancipation Proclamation was signed...

Silverman’s Tweet Deflects Support for Black Lives Matter DC

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com On June 8 activists from Black Lives Matter and other concerned residents asked Council member Elissa Silverman (I- At-large) via Twitter if she would defund the police; however, while the Jewish politician expressed her support...

D.C. Council Passes Emergency Police Reform Bill

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com After more than two weeks of protests in the nation’s capital and worldwide, with thousands speaking out against police brutality and systemic racism, on June 9, the District of Columbia Council voted unanimously to pass...

Mayor Announces Slow Streets for Public Social Distancing

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com The District of Columbia is in its first phase of reopening and creeping towards criteria that would constitute Phase Two; and with the summer sun in full effect, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is now offering...

VIDEO: Activists Demand D.C. ‘Defund’ Police Amid Peaceful Protests After City Renames Street ‘Black...

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Black Lives Matter Plaza Leads Road to The White House

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com When George Clinton collaborated with Public Enemy, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Yo-Yo, KAM, MC Breed and Pupa Curley for the 1993 song, “Paint the White House Black,” it was a means of positive protest against...

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