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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...

Attorney for Diamond Rust Seeks to Amend WMATA Compact

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The attorney for Diamond Rust, the woman severely injured during a confrontation with a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Transit officer, is pushing for legislators to rally in support...

Mayor’s Office Pushes Back on Council Cuts to Budget During Roundtable

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The Mayor’s office pushed back against several cuts the D.C. Council proposed. Those cuts impact the city’s most vulnerable residents in many ways official said this week. City Administrator...

DOES Helps High School Students and Adults Find Apprenticeships

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services celebrated the transition of six high school students and several adult candidates into apprenticeship programs last week at the International Brotherhood...

“Fund Our Schools Rally” Protests DCPS Proposed Budget

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer At least 100 people chanted “Fund our schools,” sang songs, and protested the proposed budget for District of Columbia Public Schools this week. The “Fund Our Schools Rally,” held...

Public Hearings Held to Close Racial Disparities in the District

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Public hearings were held last week at the Wilson Building for the Racial Equity Achieves Results (REAR) Amendment Act of 2019, a bill which would try to close the...

District Installs 100th Solar Panel

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It was a sweltering 83 degrees in the District Tuesday and the sun had no blanket of clouds to block its rays upon the city. It was a hard...

Thousands Celebrate D.C. Emancipation Day

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It may have been overcast during most of Saturday, but that didn’t seem to damper the spirits of the thousands of people who gathered at the Freedom Plaza to...

Mayor Offers Tax Relief, Resources

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Mayor Muriel Bowser spoke on Tax Day about filing for taxes and some of the credits and services the FY 2020 budget would provide for residents, particularly seniors and...

READY Center Expands

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The READY Center, the District’s touchstone for returning citizens to access necessary resources in the city, is widening it’s circle to help returning citizens from the Federal Bureau of...
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