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DMV Leaders Call for End to Government Shutdown

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Residents from D.C., Maryland and Virginia (DMV) are adversely being affected by the partial government shutdown, which President Donald Trump enforced after not receiving funding for his border wall. ...

Could D.C. Statehood Become a Reality This Time?

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It was the meeting that everybody and nobody saw coming all at the same time. In a wood paneled room last week at Rayburn House Office Building, in D.C.,...

Bowser First Woman Mayor to Be Sworn in to Second Term

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It was a spirited morning as Mayor Muriel Bowser, and several members of the D.C. Council were sworn in as part of several #DCProud2019 events last week. “Today I follow...

AFRO Exclusive: OSSE Releases Statement After OSSE Public Meeting

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Just days after the public outcry of Duke Ellington School of the Arts, faculty, staff and parents of students confronted the SBOE about residency fraud claim, the Office of...

First Step Act is a Good Start

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer In 2019 organizations that supported the recently passed First Step Act, which helps reform the prison system, are calling for proper implementation and transparency, officials said. “I think the take...

Mayor Bowser Has a Full Week Planned for the District Residents

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Its 2019. A new year is here, and Mayor Muriel Bowser and the city are ready with a slew of events and a strong vision for the next...

Three Little Known Bills with A Huge Impact on D.C. Residents

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Much like Black Friday the day after Christmas the last legislative session of the D.C. Council seemed like a jam packed nerve racking blitz to get to the finish...

DCPS Announces 2019 Principal and Teacher of the Year

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] As schools are closely approaching the beginning of winter break, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and other District officials surprised District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) educators with high honors. ...

DCPS Launches New Five-Star Report Card System

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] "District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) will now follow a new report card for young learners attending public schools." This new and improved report card includes a five-star system which...

Organizers Fight to Take Action on Initiative 77 with “Save Our Vote” Campaign

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Community organizers are furiously working on gaining support as they take to the streets with the Save our Vote petition, which would give D.C. voters the power to put the...

Bowser Names Indianapolis Superintendent as DCPS Chancellor, Council Will Not Confirm Pick Until New...

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] After nine months of Dr. Amanda Alexander serving as the Interim Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Indianapolis Superintendent Dr. Lewis D....

Baker and Democrats Call Out Trump for Personal Investment in FBI Headquarters Location

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] As Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker approaches the end of his second term, he shared his extreme disappointment in the decision to not move the FBI headquarters to...

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