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Scholars Receive Funds in Norton’s Name

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com 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, mgray@afro.com 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...

The Squad Takes CBC

Angela Rye interviewed “The Squad,” which includes Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for the NAACP Live Town Hall at the Congressional Black Caucus...

D.C. Statehood Week: Standing Up for 51

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com “51! 51! 51,” Washingtonians shouted at the kickoff for D.C. Statehood Week on Sept. 16.   Officials and residents alike are advocating for D.C. becoming the 51st state. “I was born without...

Bowser, Council Break Ground

By AFRO Staff Earlier this week, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Ward 7 Councilmember Vincent Gray, and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) broke ground on two 100 percent affordable housing...

New School Year, New Facilities

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and her administration were busy throughout the city cutting ribbons and welcoming teachers and students to new facilities on the first day of...

Attorney General Calls for D.C. to Become 51st State 

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO                National grassroots coalition, 51 for 51 released a video last week starring District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine as a call to action to pass a law...

Mayor Pushes for Permanent Free Circulator

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com With the high cost of living, rising Metro prices and demand for reliable transportation in D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser is on a campaign to offer a permanent free option...

PRESS RELEASE: While the Federal Government Aims to Warehouse Children, Mayor Bowser Displays Model...

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2019 CONTACT: LaToya Foster (EOM) – (202) 727-5011; latoya.foster@dc.gov Dora Taylor-Lowe (DHS) – (202) 374-9473; dora.taylor-lowe@dc.gov   While the Federal Government Aims to Warehouse Children, Mayor Bowser Displays Model for Short-Term Family Housing (WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Mayor...

Bowser, Todd Push back Against Migrant Holding Facility

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.com District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 4 Council member Brandon Todd are on the political front line standing against President Donald J. Trump, whose assault on...

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